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Local student Wyatt Thompson honored with ‘gold key’ award

BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School 11th grader Wyatt Thompson was recently honored for receiving several Scholastic Art Awards. The prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented nationally by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent. Through these awards, students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication and scholarships. Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the Scholastic Awards to local communities.
The Vermont Regional awards are sponsored by the Brattleboro Art Museum and submissions are juried by experts in the visual and literary arts. The judges look for works that best portray originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
Thompson, the son of Marian Bouchard and Tommie Thompson, was honored at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Ceremony at the Brattleboro Museum on Saturday, March 2. His awards included three honorable mentions, two Silver Key awards and one Gold Key award. Gold Key works are the very best works submitted to local programs. Thompson’s Gold Key work will automatically be considered for national-level recognition.

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