Students builing a molecule in chemistry

Middle School Gold and Silver Key Winners

Two Harvey Middle School students earned honors at the 2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in the Hudson-to-Housatonic Writing Region. 

Seventh grader Amity Doyle earned a Gold Key in poetry for her work "Four Poems." Amity also earned honorable mention recognition for her essay "From Minnows to Mantas: Respect and Protect," in the critical essay category. "Amity is a creative force and has made incredible contributions to the Middle School Publications class elective," said English teacher Mrs. Alexander.

Eighth grader Sarah Fisher earned a Silver Key for her critical essay titled "Phonics: The Best Way to Learn to Read." Ms. Alexander praised her student, saying, "Sarah is a dedicated student who wants to teach one day," said Mrs. Alexander. "I know she will be an outstanding educator."

A panel of professional novelists, editors, teachers, poets, librarians, journalists, and other literary professionals selected these works from 2,247 works submitted this year.

Gold Keys, which include Amity's poetry, are automatically forwarded for consideration at the national level of the Scholastic Writing Awards.

To recognize their outstanding work, this year's Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention recipients are invited, along with their guests, teachers, and the esteemed jurors, to the 2023 Awards Ceremony for the Hudson-to-Housatonic Writing Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards to be held Sunday, March 5.

Congratulations to Amity, Sarah, and their English teachers Mrs. Alexander and Ms. Matero.

To see all the students who earned recognition, click here.

About Harvey

Photo of the entrance to Harvey