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Brookwood eighth grader earns Globe Scholastic Gold Key Award

Congratulations to Brookwood eighth grader Bimba C. who received honors in the recently announced 2017 Boston Globe Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Bimba earned a Gold Key for a portable laptop desk she designed and built at home during  the summer and a Silver Key for a Personal Essay/Memoir entitled The Girl in the Mirror.

In addition to Bimba, Brookwood congratulates seven alumni who also received honors in this year’s contest, earning some 17 awards between them – five Gold Keys, four Silver Keys, and 8 Honorable Mentions.

Alumni winners, their awards and categories include:

Mattheus Carpenter ‘14, Grade 11, St. John’s Preparatory School
Gold Key, Critical Essay category; Silver Key, Film & Animation; Honorable Mentions (3), Critical Essay category

Sebastian Carpenter ‘13, Grade 12, St. John’s Preparatory School
Honorable Mention, Architecture & Industrial Design; Honorable Mention, Journalism

Hannah Carrigan ‘13, Grade 12, Pingree School
Gold Key, Poetry

Gus Hawley ‘15, Grade 10, Manchester-Essex Regional High
School Silver Key, Photography

Sam Lincoln ‘13, Grade 12, Waring School
Gold Key, Drawing and Illustration; Silver Key, Poetry; Honorable Mention (2), Drawing and Illustration; Honorable Mention, Critical Essay

Caroline Massey ‘13, Grade 12, Milton Academy
Gold Key, Photography Silver Key, Photography

Lia Swiniarski ‘13, Grade 12, The Governor’s Academy
Gold Key, Art Portfolio

Eliza Cowan ’95, Brookwood’s Director of Parent and Alumni Relations, commented on the numerous awards the alumni garnered, “It's exciting to see the amazing work that our alumni are doing beyond Brookwood. In my roll I am constantly amazed by the success of our graduates in such a wide variety of fields.”

The Boston Globe Foundation will host the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Gold Key exhibit March 11 through 26 at the Boston Public Schools' Headquarters, located at the Bruce C. Bolling Building in Roxbury. The exhibit will be open every day from noon to 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

This is the 67th year of the awards, which began in 1950 by a group of Massachusetts art educators working with Globe staff members to give young artists recognition for their work and commitment. The competition is now a regional part of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, which are administered by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, Inc. in New York.