Two MHS juniors earned significant recognition at the 2016 Overtures Awards - the tristate's largest solo arts competition.
MHS junior Jessica Sommerville won the top prize for creative writing - ensuring that the online editor of The Chronicle walked away with a prize of $4,000!
"I could not be more excited for and proud of Jessica! She is the hardest-working, most dedicated writer I've had the pleasure of teaching, and her constant desire to improve her work is admirable," shared MHS English teacher Mandi Bross about her student who is also the online editor of the school newspaper, The Chronicle, a member of the school's literary magazine, Writer's Block, and an Executive Editor for the international literary magazine Polyphony HS. "Winning the Overture Awards is a prestigious honor, and I know more great achievements are in her future."
Fellow MHS junior Jocelyn Kang was a finalist in the Instrumental Music category, and earned a $1,000 prize.
The Overture Awards recognizes, encourages and rewards excellence in the arts among tri-state students in grades 9-12, and is the area’s largest solo arts competition. Students are nominated by their schools and/or private studios to compete in one of six disciplines: Creative Writing, Dance, Instrumental Music, Theater, Visual Art, and Vocal Music. There are three levels of competition: Regional, Semi-Final, and Final.