ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Four students from Bishop Feehan High School have been recognized with Scholastic Gold Key Writing Awards, representing the highest level of achievement in high school writing.
Additionally, Feehan senior Cassie Schifman (Mansfield, MA) is one of just five Massachusetts writers nominated for the American Voices medal. She is the first student from Bishop Feehan to receive the prestigious nomination. Her personal essay, Notes on Contained Infinities, will go up against four other nominees in hopes of receiving the American Voices Medal. The American Voices & Visions nominees are considered “Best in Show” for their region, and exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
Cassie is one of four students from Bishop Feehan to be recognized by the Alliance. Junior Megan McFarland (Attleboro, MA) was given a Gold Key in Poetry for her work, To Those Who Have Seen the Worst. Freshman Abby Daley (Cumberland, RI) was awarded a Gold Key for her Short Story, The Tattoo. Junior Meredith Blaise (Canton, MA) received Honorable Mention in Poetry for her work, Mother.
“We are immensely proud of our talented young writers,” said Bishop Feehan president Tim Sullivan. “They represent the best of Feehan and the S for Scholarship in our Sanctity, Scholarship and Sportsmanship shamrock. They, their parents and their teachers should be commended for the hard work and talent that has been recognized so publicly with these awards.”
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program has been held annually for the past 95 years. The Massachusetts competition is sponsored this year by both the Boston Globe and Tufts University.