Every year, Dalton students submit artworks and various forms of writing to the NYC Scholastic Art & Writing Awards achieving outstanding results. 2018 was no exception, with six Gold Keys and eight Silver Keys awarded in Art, and seven Gold Keys and ten Silver Keys in Writing categories. 67 students in all won awards including 35 Honorable Mentions.
The students from the Advanced Poetry Writing classes shared some of their work from the semester. In the words of Mr. Hood, as he introduced the event, "The poetry...is relentlessly honest about the human condition. It is sometimes poets speaking from their own lives, with a very raw personal honestly, it's sometimes the poet creating a character." He further explained that both methods are ways of trying to access feeling for the reader. The appreciative audience was sizable and included a number of Creative Writing Program alums. Twelve poets shared their work.
Story and photos provided by High School English Teacher and Creative Writing Program Coordinator Chris Hood