2023 Scholastic Writing Awards For those who think strong writing and communication skills aren’t as essential as math and science, think again! As more of our communications go digital, it becomes even more critical for children to develop the language skills to clearly articulate their thoughts, feelings, and opinions. While effective, strong writing abilities do not come naturally for many, the good news is that it can be taught and practiced until each child hones their writing voice!VSA Future understands the importance of helping students advance in their writing and expand upon their vocabulary to create work that not only articulates their ideas but also is engaging for readers of all backgrounds. And when it comes to writing success stories, VSA Future has many!The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, established in 1923, is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious art and writing recognition program for students Grades 7 through 12.Renowned alumni who have gone on to become leaders in their fields include Tschabalala Self, Stephen King, Kay WalkingStick, Charles White, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andy Warhol. The program has an impressive legacy of being the first to acknowledge creative talent and is today’s largest source of scholarships for creative teens.On average, the Scholastic Awards received about 230,000 entries across the United States with honorable mentions going to just a small percentage of these applicants.VSA Future is proud to congratulate its students who have earned distinction in the 2021 and 2022 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, including 1 National Silver Medal winner, 3 Regional Gold Medal winners, 3 Regional Silver Medal winners, and 8 Honorable Mention winners.Beyond the prestigious honor of the award itself, the benefits of VSA students’ writing skills go even deeper. VSA teachers and students understand that eloquent writing opens doors at every stage of life. From the essay that a high school student submits to their dream college to a successful cover lette, writing, vocabulary, and communication are the keys to success. VSA Reading & Writing and Vocabulary classes provide students with building blocks and tools to become confident writers who are ready to succeed in the world today.