MANCHESTER - Four Burr and Burton students have won honors in the prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. More than 90,000 teens in grades 7 through 12 from around the nation, annually submit more than 185,000 works of art and writing in 28 categories. Winning students earn opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication and scholarships. Students are judged on originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal vision.

BBA junior Bree Lalor won 2 Gold Keys out of 9 awarded in the state. One for her painting - Cracked: A Reflection and one for her pen drawing - Spot of Serenity. Lalor's work will travel on to the National Competition.

BBA senior Caitlin Hale won two silver key awards for her pastel self portrait: Colorful Me and a colored pencil drawing of her boyfriend: "Love in Quotes" in addition to receiving an honorable mention for a photograph "The Shell of a Paper."

BBA junior Hae-jun (Stella) Oh won a silver key for her pencil drawing of an egg reflected in a pyrex measuring pitcher - Egg with Pyrex BBA senior Miyako Molinelli won an honorable mention for her drawing "Masque Mystique."

The award not only celebrates the rich future of artistic America but has been credited with identifying early talent in generations of America's cultural icons, including Truman Capote (1932), Richard Avedon (1941), Andy Warhol (ca.


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1945), Robert Redford (1954) and Zac Posen (1998), each of whom won the award when they were in high school.

The BBA students will be honored at an awards celebration on March 2 and their work will hang in the Brattleboro Museum from Feb. 16 until March 2.