Albany High juniors earn playwriting kudos
N.Y. (March 7, 2017) -- Two
Albany High School juniors have received regional awards for scripts
they wrote from the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.
Emma Colton-Heins and Cliodhna Thayer each wrote a dramatic script that
earned a Gold Key award. Both their scripts have been submitted for
national review; national medalists will be announced on March 14.
Colton-Heins’ script is called “An Open Book.” Thayer’s script is called
“A Royally Grim Mistake.”
Both young women were students in Ward Dales’ playwriting class.
The Alliance for Young Artists and Writers is a national organization
that identifies students with exceptional artistic and literary talent
through its scholastic art and writing awards.
Colton-Heins and Thayer’s scripts were among more than 330,000 art and
literary projects from across the country submitted for review in 2017.
Congratulations to both of them!
The mission of the City School District of
Albany is to educate and prepare all students for
college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our
diverse community. The district serves
more than 9,600
students in 17
elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood
schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as
well as other innovative academic opportunities for students,
including four themed academies at Albany High