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Raytown South High School Student Earns Scholastic Gold Key Writing Award

Raytown South High student Antonio Waltermate has been selected as a Scholastic Gold Key writing award recipient and is now eligible for a National Medal, which will be awarded at the National Gold Key ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Antonio earned first place in the Missouri Writing Region Scholastic Art and Writing Award contest to be considered for a Gold Key award for his work entitled, “Warriors of the Blade.” The Missouri Writing Region includes all schools in the state of Missouri and in the Greater Kansas City, Kansas area. The 2019 Scholastic Writing Awards are sponsored by Greater Kansas City Writing Project at University of Central Missouri, by the Missouri Writing Projects Network, and by the Missouri Council of Teachers of English.

Gold Key award winners are selected for their originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision, and are the very best works submitted to local programs.

Each year, 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the Scholastic Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7-12 apply in 29 categories of art and writing. In 2019, students submitted nearly 340,000 works of art and writing to the Scholastic Awards.