13-Year-Old Playwright Awaits His Big Night
A class assignment by our Drama teacher, Mr. McEneny, led to Kyle Abrahams’s winning entry in the Worldwide Plays Festival Competition, and it will be performed by professional actors on Saturday evening.
CONGRATULATIONS! Helaina Ferraioli won the 2013 Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition. The 27th Annual Bookmaking Award Ceremony is on Friday, May 17th 2013 at the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. Helaina's work will be exhibited there from May 6th - May 26th. She created the book in her 8th grade ELA class with Ms. Cunningham.
Henry Monroe 603 tied for 11th place at Chess Supernationals. Henry tied for 11th place (out of 315 players) in his division at the Chess Super Nationals in Nashville, April 6th-7th. He played as an individual but represented MS 51. He won 5.5 rounds out of 7--some of the games lasting a couple of hours.
CONGRATULATIONS ! to Drama student, Kyle Abrams for winning the citywide Writopia Playwriting Award for Best Comedy. His play "Death by Unicycle" earned him a cash honorarium of $2500.00.
MS 51 Photo News:
The Scholastic Art Awards selected 12 photographs from 8 students in our program. Congratulations to the following recipients:
Jack Adam - 1 gold key & 2 silver keys
Destini Armstrong - an honorable mention
Kenry Kaye - an honorable mention
Finn O'Driscoll - 1 gold key and an honorable mention
Nadia Hossain - 1 gold key, 1 silver key, and an honorable mention
Imran Qasem - 1 silver key
Satabdi Saha - 1 gold key
Matthew Scafuri - an honorable mention
Arts Connection presented the exhibition Past & Future: Seeing Our World
at Eton Park in Manhattan. The following 4 students each had two artworks selected to be displayed there for the next two years:
Nadia Hossain, Alexander Kutsupis, Stuart Ross (class of 2012), and Finn O'Driscoll
Congratulations MS 51 Playwriting Students
Scholastic Awards Announced
Katarina Soto - I Don't Like Mondays
Ella Walsh - The Addison Center
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Congratulations to Erik Wiemer, in 804, for placing 2nd in the Brooklyn borough-wide Spelling Bee!