Manlius Ten Fayetteville-Manlius School District student writers were recently recognized for excellence in writing in the 2013 Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards.
Central New York students compete in the Northeast writing region-at-large, which includes communities from Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. F-M students competed in categories including poetry, short fiction and flash fiction. Seniors were allowed to enter a writing portfolio.
The awards are presented annually by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Teens in grades seven through twelve can apply in 28 categories of art and writing for the chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published.
Submissions are judged by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients, according to the awards’ website. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
This year’s F-M award submissions were sponsored by Voices, F-M’s literary magazine, and English teachers Tim Burns and Kathleen Deeb.
F-M High School award recipients are: Jenna Boland, junior: honorable mention for her flash fiction “Caroling.” Autumn Chapman, freshman: silver keys for her poem, “Labyrinth of Life” and her flash fiction, “Daisy, Georgia,” and two honorable mentions for her poems “She” and “Dear Anna.” Audrey Cleaver-Bartholomew, senior: gold key for her flash fiction, “Multiple Choice;” and three silver keys for her short story, “Magnolias in Boston;” her poem, “Golgotha;” and her poetry collection. Laura Duntley, junior: silver key for her short story, “The Mask.” Sonja Hale, freshman: two gold keys for her poetry collections. Lainie LaRonde, freshman: honorable mention for her poem, “Mysterium Tremendum.” Hye Joo Lee, senior: gold key for her poetry collection. Danielle Levinson, sophomore: silver keys for her poem, “Love (in time)” and her flash fiction, “How Many Licks Does it Take.” Laurel Moffat, senior: gold keys for her writing portfolio and her poetry collection. Caroline Withers, junior: silver key for her poetry collection.