Lexington Christian Academy Announces 2 Gold Key and 10 Silver Key Winners in Boston Globe's Annual Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

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LCA is proud of its strong representation again this year in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

Lexington Christian Academy Boston Globe Scholastic Award winners
We are proud that our students in all grades are writing meaningful poetry, essays, stories, and plays that celebrate their creative gifts and their insights into the world around them.

LCA is proud of its strong representation again this year in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. “We are so proud of our students and the recognition they have received in this year's competition. They are an incredibly ambitious and talented bunch, and it's rewarding to see them earn awards for their tremendous efforts. We put a lot of different work in this year–everything from stained glass to embroidery!” said Amy Chaney, Arts Division Head. “Two of our students, Sarah Heghinian and Eunice Lee, will be featured in an exhibition open to the public from March 5th-20th at Education First in Cambridge.”

There were over 15,000 entries in Art, and approximately 2,500 writing entries. Over 50 judges looked at or read the entries, and made hard choices based on 3 criteria: originality, technical skill, and personal vision.

“The English Department is impressed with the wide variety of genres submitted by the students this year,” said Lori Johnson, English teacher and World Languages Division Head. “For example, Ann Rees Berry's play, ‘Paperclip’, is a deeply moving script that was a highlight of the winter theater productions. We are proud that our students in all grades are writing meaningful poetry, essays, stories, and plays that celebrate their creative gifts and their insights into the world around them.”

LCA’s Gold Key winners in Fine Arts include: Sarah Heghinian, daughter of Ohan and Naomi Heghinian of Burlington, MA, for her drawing, “Self Portrait”; and Eunice Lee, daughter of Jung Hee Lee and Eunyoung Lee, of Burlington, MA for her drawing, “Self Portrait.”

LCA’s Silver Key winners in writing include: Ann Rees Berry, daughter of Steve and Dana Berry of Maynard, MA, for her dramatic script, “Paperclip”; Grace Jang, daughter of Baing Kju Jang and Chan Mee Park of Waltham, MA for her critical essay, “Surveillance, Security, and Liberty”; Angelina Latin, daughter of Tyrone and Maxcene Latin, of Dorchester, MA, for her poem, “Handcuffed to Fear”; Svetlana Sheehan, daughter of Rosemary Sheehan, of Watertown, MA, for her personal essay, “Cosplay”; and Angela Zhang, daughter of Tony Zhang and Jennifer Zhu, of Burlington, MA for her science fiction/fantasy, “Beyond the Walls.”

LCA’s Silver Key winners in Fine Arts include: Grace Agabedis, daughter of Jim and Danielle Agabedis of Sudbury, MA, for her drawing, “Watermelon”; Xergio Aguilar, son of Sergio and Janet Aguilar of Melrose, MA, for his stained glass, “Estella”; Liana Cote, daughter of Rob and Rebecca Cote, of Burlington, MA, for her ceramic, “Priscilla”; Mikayla Cravens, daughter of Todd and Alisa Cravens, of Woburn, MA, for her photograph, “Glass Bubbles”; and Kate Horcher, daughter of John and Mary Ellen Horcher, of Concord, MA for her photograph, “Untitled.”

The Fine Arts Honorable Mentions were: Xergio Aguilar, son of Sergio and Janet Aguilar of Melrose, MA, for his sculptures, “Squilliam” and “Dario’s Place”; Hannah Koizumi, daughter of Scott and Janell Koizumi of Upton, MA, for her drawing, “Fruit”; Chase Krivickas, son of Joe and Alison Krivickas, of Winchester, MA, for his drawing, “Untitled”; Erica McIntosh, daughter of Tyrone and Carol-Ann McIntosh of Hyde Park, MA, for her drawing, “Untitled”; Olivia Petipas, daughter of Jim and Beth Petipas of Bedford, MA, for her embroidery, “Promise,” and photograph, “Home”; and Ziqian Zhang, daughter of Ying Zhang and Sumei Chen, for her painting, “Circle.”

LCA’s Honorable Mentions in writing include: Philip Elliott, son of Richard and Karen Elliott of Stoneham, MA, for his poem, “Death”; Meaghan Hayes, daughter of Michael and Anne Hayes of Bedford, MA, for her critical essay, “Biblical Influence in Shakespearean Literature”; Grace Jang, daughter of Baing Kju Jang and Chan Mee Park of Waltham, MA for her personal essay, “My Father’s Upward Love,” and critical essay, “Boardroom Quotas for Women”; Brooke Krivickas, daughter of Joe and Alison Krivickas, of Winchester, MA, for her poem, “Untitled”; Chase Krivickas, son of Joe and Alison Krivickas, of Winchester, MA, for his journalistic piece, “The Intersection of Stem, Design Thinking, and Entrepreneurship”; Grace Lee, daughter of Prof. Dr. Sungwook Lee and Meesoon Ahn of Lexington, MA for her flash fictioin, “The Life of a Fly”; Ben Rozonoyer, son of Vladimir Rozonoyer and Yevgeniya Kaganova, of Waltham, MA, for his poem, “Soldier”; and Christine Yi, daughter of David and Sharlene Yi, of Winchester, MA for her poem, “The Dancer.”

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Students’ submissions are blindly judged by leaders in the visual and literary arts. The program represents the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens, and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers.

Lexington Christian Academy is an independent college preparatory school that exists to educate young men and women in the arts and sciences in the context of a complete commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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