Students Recognized with Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Congratulations to the Vermont Academy students who won Scholastic awards at the Vermont state level! This year there were 1 Gold Key, 4 Silver Keys and 13 Honorable Mentions awarded to our students! From February 19 through March 5, 2022, the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center will exhibit this year’s award-winning work by students from throughout the Green Mountain State.
The exhibit will culminate in an awards ceremony on Saturday, March 5 at 12 PM. This event will happen in person at the Museum and will also be livestreamed via Zoom. The ceremony is free and open to the public. Doors open at 10 AM. You can find more details here.
 
Listed below are the Vermont Academy award recipients:
 
Brody Adams ’22
The Fuel of Humanity – Gold Key, Photography
 
Sophie Balk ’25
The Sea − Honorable Mention, Poetry
 
Abigiya Bekele ’22
Ethiopian Traditional Coffee Ceremony − Honorable Mention, Personal Essay & Memoir
 
Mamta Dey ’23
Seal Storage − Silver Key, Ceramics & Glass
 
Evan Dos Santos ’22
Sacrifice − Honorable Mention, Film & Animation
 
Andrew Gould ’22
Levitating − Honorable Mention, Photography
Help! − Silver Key, Photography
 
Andi Gunther ’22,
How Feminism Saved My Life − Silver Key, Personal Essay & Memoir
Reflections of Adolescence: My Blood Is Darker Than I Remember Poem and Collage −
Honorable Mention, Mixed Media
 
Harrison James ’23
Queer Exploration into Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and E.M. Forster’s Maurice − Honorable
Mention, Critical Essay
Queer Rage − Silver Key, Personal Essay & Memoir
 
Maxine Moore ’22
Devotion − Honorable Mention, Mixed Media
 
Sydney Palmiotto ’24
Snail Jar − Honorable Mention, Ceramics & Glass
 
Elizabeth Pitts ’22
Help wanted (self-portrait) − Honorable Mention, Mixed Media
 
Arya Tehrani ’22
My Spanish teacher − Honorable Mention, Personal Essay & Memoir
Prep School drip – Honorable Mention, Photography
 
Lilly Varga ’22
A dance with anxiety − Honorable Mention, Poetry
 
Sylvia White ’22
Failure − Honorable Mention, Personal Essay & Memoir
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Vermont Academy is a coed college preparatory boarding and day school in southern Vermont, serving grades 9-12 plus a postgraduate year.