LSMSA Senior receives recognition in Scholastic Art and Writing Awards


A senior from LSMSA earned regional Gold Key recognition in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, the nation’s longest running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition initiative for creative teens.

Bryce Moulton, of Natchitoches, submitted 11 pieces of work and received six Gold Keys, four Silver Keys and one honorable mention.

His Gold Key submissions included “Breaking News: The Mask in Front of the Man,” humor; “Tim’s Totally Out of This World Trip,” humor; “Seeing Opportunities through New Eyes,” personal essay and memoir; “Home,” poetry; “We Have All Known a Carl,” short story; and “My Varied Voice,” writing portfolio.

Regional Gold Key work is now being considered for national recognition in New York City. National medalists will be announced in March.

The Scholastic Awards look for work that demonstrates originality, technical skill and emergence of a personal voice or vision. Public, private or home-school students in the United States, Canada or American schools abroad enrolled in grades 7-12 are eligible to participate in the Scholastic Awards.

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity and talent of our nation’s youth and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, increasing numbers of teens participate in the program and become a part of the community – young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets and sculptors, video game artists and science fiction writers, along with countless educators who support and encourage the creative process.

The awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Through the awards, students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication and scholarships. Students across America submitted more than 330,000 original works last year in 29 different categories of art and writing.