DD2 art, writing students recognized with national awards | Education

Several students from Dorchester School District 2 have been recognized for their writing and artistic talents.

Summerville High School 10th grader Sara Lebowitz’s prose piece, “A Woman of Valor,” received international recognition when it placed second among high school students in the 23rd Annual Lifetime Writing Contest. Chapman University Holocaust, according to a DD2 press release issued last week.

Lebowitz’s article, which is posted on the Chapman University website, describes a Holocaust survivor, Jadzia Stern. Lebowitz has competed against students from across the United States as well as countries including Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Ireland, Mexico, Poland, Romania, and South Africa .

According to a separate press release from DD2 issued on May 6, three more students won top honors in the National Parent Teacher Association’s Reflections art competition. Isaac Cinnamon of SHS received the Merit in Film Production award for his film ‘Spreading Love’. Isabella Davis of Fort Dorchester High School received the Excellence in Visual Arts Award for her piece “Hike”. Cadence Stewart of Newington Elementary School received the Dance Choreography Excellence Award for choreographing the piece “Overcome.”

More than 300,000 K-12 students participate in the PTA’s Reflections contest each year, according to the National PTA’s website. For more information, visit www.pta.org/home/programs/reflections.

Helen D. Jessen