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Student from Beverly's Landmark School has art featured on cover of national journal

Posted by Justin Rice  January 17, 2012 10:30 AM

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Landmark High School junior Phoebe Britton had her self portrait selected for the cover of the Journal of Learning Disabilities.

Landmark High School junior Phoebe Britton had her self portrait selected to appear on the January/February cover of the Journal of Learning Disabilities, a national publication providing in depth series, feature and research articles and intervention articles for professionals working in the field of learning disabilities.

“I enjoy art and have a strong passion for it, which has helped me win this award as well as a gold key in drawing and a silver key in printing making at the Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Awards,” Britton said in a statement. “I was diagnosed with dyslexia in third grade, and the only subject I felt like I was good at was art. Even though being dyslexic can sometimes be hard, I wouldn’t change it at all because it has made me the person I am today.”  

Landmark School is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school that caters to students, grades 2 – 12, with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia. 

“It’s exciting for Phoebe to be recognized in the Journal of Learning Disabilities,” Landmark’s Head of the High School Art Department, Beth Jamieson, said in the statement. “The award is a symbol of the healthy intersection of learning to achieve despite having a learning disability and a scholarly publication that is a valued resource for professionals in the learning disabilities world. Phoebe’s self portrait is a beautiful representation of her hard work and talent.”

For more information on the Landmark School visit: www.landmarkschool.org.
Justin A. Rice can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com.

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