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Somers School District Announces Writing, Art Award Winners

Somers Central School District had many poetry and writing winners.
Somers Central School District had many poetry and writing winners. Photo Credit: Katherine Pacchiana

SOMERS, N.Y. -- The 2016 Somers Central School District Scholastic Art and Writing Awards winners have been announced.

A jury made up of professional novelists, editors, teachers, poets, librarians, journalists and other professionals judged these works and selected the winners from over 1880 works submitted. Seven of the 158 students given a gold key, the highest level, were from Somers Central School District and 40 separate works from Somers were honored. Gold key recipients will move on to the national competition.

  • Riley Comparetto, Gold Key Poetry & Honorable Mention Poetry
  • Ella Lansky, Poetry, Gold Key
  • Giovanna Minuto, Poetry, Gold Key
  • Jack Syken, Poetry, Gold Key & Honorable Mention Poetry
  • Victoria Szpynda, Poetry, Gold Key
  • Athena Traver, Poetry, Gold Key
  • Lindsey Velzy, Poetry, Gold Key & Honorable Mention Poetry
  • Cassidy Erenberg, Honorable Mention Poetry
  • Nicole Garrity, Silver Key Poetry
  • Sun Graham, Silver Key Poetry
  • Mae Harkins, Silver Key Poetry
  • Katie Hill, Honorable Mention Poetry
  • Kayleigh Kenny, Silver Key Poetry
  • Lily Laredo, Silver Key Critical Essay & Honorable Mention Dramatic Script
  • Ally Leff, Honorable Mention Poetry
  • Samantha Lobasso, Silvery Key Poetry
  • Robin Masterson, Silver Key Poetry (2 works)
  • Evan Mazzola, Silver Key Personal Essay/Memoir
  • Hannah Mendelson, Honorable Mention Poetry (2 works)
  • Samara Miller, Honorable Mention Poetry
  • Maggie Nestor, Silver Key Poetry
  • Ryan Piken, Honorable Mention Poetry
  • Lawrence Shaw, Honorable Mention Poetry (2 works)
  • Emma Shea, Silver Key Poetry
  • Thomas Shehadeh, Silver Key Poetry
  • William Siebert, Honorable Mention Personal Essay/Memoir
  • Isabella Sirchia, Honorable Mention Poetry (2 works)
  • Michael Van Demark, Silver Key Poetry
  • Caitlyn Van Tassell, Honorable Mention Poetry
  • Brooke Vogel, Honorable Mention Poetry
  • Kathleen White, Honorable Mention Poetry
  • Emily Wray, Honorable Mention Poetry

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