English Professor Recipient of Two Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

August 31st, 2016 - 3:25pm

At the end of last spring semester Alisa Klinger, Ph.D. received two Scholastic Art & Writing Awards—a Gold Key and a Silver Medal—for her work with students affiliated with Bay Area Gifted Homeschoolers and Marin Science Seminar. As part of her service in the community, Klinger guides students with their art and writing submissions for Scholastic and other opportunities, including the Marin County Fair and COM’s own Glass Magazine. The Gold Key, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, is a regional award. Nearly 320,000 works were submitted nationwide for this year’s awards, with only the top 40 percent receiving recognition in the form of a Gold Key, Silver Key, or Honorable Mention. Klinger’s second award, the Silver Medal, places her students’ submissions within the top 1 percent of all those Scholastic received in 2016.

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of youth throughout the nation since 1923. Students in grades 7 through 12 are eligible to submit work, but several of Klinger’s students were either concurrently enrolled or attended COM after taking the California High School Proficiency Examination to test out of high school prior to reaching 10th grade. Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition!