A student at Roxbury’s John D. O’Bryant School was recently recognized for her academic success.
Anne Xie, 18, a senior at the school was among a handful of students from across the country named Gold Medal recipients by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, a national non-profit that works to identify and support exceptional young artists and writers.
“This 90th year of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards demonstrates just how vital the program is to America’s creative young people,” Virginia McEnerney, executive director of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, said in a statement. “We received more entries than ever before, and the depth of talent from all across the country is astounding.”
In addition to a little well deserved recognition, the award comes with a $10,000 cash scholarship. It also opens the students up to more than $8-million in scholarships from more than 60 colleges, according to a release from the organization.
Close to 230,000 works were submitted for the 28 categories in the contest that included journalism, humor, novel-writing, science-fiction, painting, sculpture, and photography.