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UPDATED: Twenty-six students attending Arlington schools have been honored in the 2013 Boston Globe Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Six of those students, from Arlington Catholic and Arlington High, won gold key awards for arts. Three at Arlington High won honors for writing.

At left is a smaller version of "Stillness," digital art by Elsa Donovan, an AHS gold key winner.

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The works of art and writing that receive gold and silver key awards are part of an exhibition in the State Transportation Building at 10 Park Plaza in Boston through Friday, April 19. The hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

The three writing awards winners included Kate Barvik, who won a gold key award. Sabrina Ross and Rachel Dillon earned honorable mentions.

Julia Shenefield of Arlington received a gold key award for her photograph, "She’s Waiting." She is a student at the Waldorf School of Massachusetts Bay, in Belmont.

Gold key winners are entered in national competition, whose results are expected to be known in late March.

The arts winners are:

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Arlington Catholic High School

Lydia Genard, gold key

Yangyuchen Li, silver key

Brenna Lopes, honorable mention
Gianna Margiotta, honorable mention

Arlington High School

Aronson    Paul, silver key

Kathleen Barvick, gold key

Fu Meling Bedard, honorable mention

James Cerone, silver key

Rachel Dillon, honorable mention

Elsa Donovan, gold key, silver key

Gabriel Gerson, gold key, silver key, honorable mention

Audrey Griffith, honorable mention

Rachel Harrison, gold key

Allison Kilbride, honorable mention

Risa Komatsu, honorable mention

Elena LaCourt, gold key

Maureen McAfee, honorable mention

Abby McCabe, honorable mention
Justin Mongold, silver key

Fiona Moseley, honorable mention

Katie Paglierani, honorable mention

Sabrina Ross, honorable mention

Dan Shaw, honorable mention

Katja Swartz, honorable mention

Gabriel Braunstein, silver key, honorable mention

Ottoson Middle School

Silvi Grodstein, honorable mention

This year’s competition marks the 90th anniversary for the national program and the 63rd for the local contest.

Locally, 7,768 students, in grades 7 through 12, submitted 13,776 images of student art and 1,559 pieces of student writing, both individually and within portfolios.

Panels of three individuals were selected by the advisory board to judge 15 art classifications and 10 writing genres, from painting to drawing and short story to journalism.

Ceremonies were held Sunday at John Hancock Hall in Boston.


This story was published Tuesday, March 5, 2013, and updated March 11.

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