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Friday, April 25, 2008


Carlisle students win writing awards

Sixteen Carlisle School eighth graders have won Scholastic Writing Gold Keys in the annual art and writing competition sponsored by the Boston Globe. English teacher Marcella Pixley announced the results at the April 16 Carlisle School Committee meeting where the students received a round of applause and certificates.

Eighth-grade English teacher Marcella Pixley stands with winners of Scholastic Writing awards (from right to left back row): Marcella Pixley, Brendan Fay, Marin Epstein, Dakota Woodworth, Ileana Wu, Jennifer Robinson, Matthew Salemy, Amelia Cox, Emma Frodigh; (front row) Teresa Ventura, Alison Richard and Caroline Guild. Missing are: Tilly Barnett, Bella Bjork, Aidan Konuk, Grete Langrind and Sarah Williams. (Photo by Cynthia Sorn)

Two of the students, Caroline Guild and Alison Richard, read their writing to the committee. They both received National Awards, Guild a gold medal and Richard a silver medal. According to the web site of the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers (, there were 35 students in Massachusetts who received national-level recognition for placing in the top 1% of all participants. Both students are invited to a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York. ∆

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