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 honored to have their students receive this award at a regional level two years in a row with this year’s regional awards including 3 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Honorable mentions.
While this award is a prestigious honor and looks great on college applications, the benefits of advanced writing skills behind this award go deeper. VSA Future students and teachers understand clearly that without writing, nearly every aspect of life becomes more challenging. From the essay that a high school student submits to their dream college to a cover letter prepared for a job interview, writing, vocabulary and communication is the key to success. VSA Futures writing and vocabulary classes provide students with building blocks and tools to become confident writers who are ready to succeed in the world today.
As parents, we often believe strong writing and communication skills are secondary to mathematics and reading skills, think again. However, as more and more of our communications go digital, providing children with the ability to clearly articulate their thoughts, feelings and opinions is more important now than ever. Unfortunately, strong and well thought out writing does not come naturally to many children but instead must be taught and practiced in order to truly refine the skill set.
VSA Future understands the importance of helping students advance in their written communications and expand upon their vocabulary to create writing that not only articulates their thoughts but is interesting to the reader. 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 the creative talent and is today’s largest source of scholarships for creative teens.
This award is highly prestigious and VSA Future is honored to have so many of it’s students receive awards.