The Somers Central School District has announced that 29 students from SMS and SHS have been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing awards this year. One of the 8th graders, Olivia Bilosi, received a Gold Key Award for her novel. Her work will move on to be adjudicated at the national level of the competition. All winners are invited to attend the Regional Awards Ceremony held on Sunday, March 3, at Manhattanville College in Purchase.

The winners are: 
Gold Key
Olivia Biolsi for her novel, “A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words”

Silver Key
• Hayden Dwyer for her poem “The Truth Hurts”
•  Arielle Zeitchick for her poem “Dollhouse”
• Michael Falcone for his poem “Climbing a Hill”
• Bailey Ross for her poem “Garden of Ignorance”
• Jaewon Yeo for her poem “Dreaming”
• Marissa Abramson for her poems “Blank Minds” and “We are Clouds”
• Taylor Morrissey for her poem “Beyond the Walls”
• Ciare McMahon for her poem “A Precious Light”

Honorable Mentions
• Catherine Gardner for her poem “Just Kids”
• Sarah Maffei for her novel “Started Together, Ended Together”
• Samara Miller for her short story “E37” and for her poem “Bathroom Mirrors”
• Robert Moore for his flash fiction “A Crisis of Faith”
• Matthew Ouimette for his poem “Fear”
• Kaeleigh Picco for her poem “October When the World Is Golden”
• Alexandra Puerto for her poem “Middle School”
• Andrew Tatela for his poem “Dentist and Patient”
• Sara Vala for her poems “The Strainer” and “I Hate This Poem”
• Emily Van Demark for her poem “Us”
• Jaewon Yeo for her science fiction/fantasy “Color Rain”
• Andrew Acosta for his poem “Ongoing”
• Lexy Fay for her poem “Years Go By”
• Julia McSweeney for her poem “Winter is When”
• Jack O’Reilly for his poem “Game of Life”
• Corryn Watt for her poem “Early Ending”
• Elizabeth Darcy for her poem “A Still Lake”
• Charles Heese for his poem “Spread of Thoughts”
• Anna Olteanu for her poem “Your Words Are Water”
• Julian Seaboldt for her poem “Anxiety”