MMI senior Dominique Kline received two awards in the regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition.
Kline, the daughter of John and June Kline of Mountaintop, won a Silver Key for her poem, "no harmony in human NATURE" and was awarded an Honorable Mention for her poem "Notches on a Belt." MMI English instructor Jennifer Novotney served as the advisor for the competition.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens. Students in grades 7-12 (ages 13 and up) can apply in 28 categories of art and writing.
In the Poetry category, students write in verse. The work may include, but is not limited to, prose poetry, free verse, formal poetry, song lyrics, and spoken word. Each submission may consist of one to five poems, which are judged as a collection, with a limit of 20–200 lines total for the entire collection. Students may submit more than one collection, but must register each separately.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) 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 & Writing Awards.
The Awards give students opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Students across America entered nearly 320,000 original works in 2020.