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Lux F. '18 and Alli Y. '17 Earn National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Lux F. '18 and Alli Y. '17 Earn National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

The young artists won Silver Medals in the Photography and Drawing & Illustration categories.

With over 330,000 works of art and writing submitted to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Lux F. '18 and Alli Y. '17 have been recognized as part of the top 1% most talented young artists in the nation, both earning Silver Medals.

Congratulations, girls!



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System

English 7 introduces students from a wide representation of elementary schools to Marlborough's expectations. Students write frequently, learning to express themselves, both formally and informally, in expository and creative assignments. Personal experience and literature are springboards for writing assignments, oral presentations, and seminar-like discussions. Readings often include The Book Thief, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, A Midsummer Night's Dream and an extended unit on poetry.

Full Year

Grade 7

English 8
System

This course builds upon the reading and writing skills from English 7. Students are asked to write with increasing precision and sophistication as they explore various literary genres and archetypes, familiarize themselves with poetic devices, and analyze modes of characterization. Major texts often include The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, House on Mango Street, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Jane Eyre, Romeo and Juliet, and Genesis. More intensive grammar and vocabulary exercises support the enhanced demands placed on students' reading and writing.

Full Year

Grade 8

English I
System

English I is first and foremost a writing course, designed to prepare students for the type of writing they will do in the Upper School and beyond. The texts in the first semester are organized around the theme of "Finding One's Voice." Students are introduced to traditional components of rhetoric in crafting written and oral arguments. The year is spent practicing vivid and insightful ways to use these skills in literary analysis. Major texts often include The Joy Luck Club, Twelve Angry Men, Persepolis, The Catcher in the Rye, Macbeth, and a variety of short stories and poems.

Full Year

Grade 9

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