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BHS Students Fominykh, Krause, and Martin Recognized for Their Writing PDF Print Email
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Contributed by Michael Ganci, Syntax, for The Bronxville School

Feb. 27, 2019:  Three Bronxville High School students, Alisa FominykhAnnabelle Krause, and Phoebe Martin, have been recognized for their writing in the prestigious regional 2019 Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards competition.

Fominykh, a senior, won a Silver Key award for her critical essay, “Oh Yeah, We’re Friends,” and Krause, a sophomore, earned an honorable mention award for her critical essay, “Magic Objects in Alice in Wonderland and The Lord of the Rings.” Martin, a junior and co-editor of the student newspaper, received an honorable mention award in the journalism category for an article she wrote on cryptocurrency.

Teacher Robert Cross said Fominykh wrote her essay for an Advanced Placement Language and Composition assignment, which challenged the students to examine a “loaded” word or phrase that revealed some insight into our community or culture. Fominykh wrote about the word “friend” and its diminishing significance in a 21st-century dominated by technology.

“I was impressed with her pointed observations on friendships paradoxically multiplying thanks to Instagram and Facebook yet becoming simultaneously more impersonal and less satisfying,” Cross said. “In her critical essay, Alisa cleverly reaffirmed the importance of honest, person-to-person friendship while lamenting their decline in the modern world. Alisa has always been a skilled wordsmith with a trenchant, engaging voice.”

Teacher Chris Doyle, who is also an adviser to the Echo student newspaper, praised Martin for her work ethic and ability to tell a story in an understandable way.

“She is a tireless worker for the Echo and comes up with excellent ideas for topics and is able to stay after a story until she gets her interview or verifies all the facts,” Doyle said. “She has made some nice changes to the website this year and brought many new writers to the paper.”

Fominykh, Krause, and Martin will be recognized at an awards ceremony at Manhattanville College on March 3.

Pictured here: Bronxville High School students Alisa Fominykh, Phoebe Martin, and Annabelle Krause.

Photo courtesy The Bronxville School

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