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WCS Students Recognized By Scholastic


Four Wheatland Center School students have received awards and recognition in the regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, with eighth-grader Caleb Bruley earning two Gold Keys in writing and advancing to the national panel of judges in New York City.

Scholastic Art Awards

In the Wisconsin Scholastic Art Awards, eighth-grader Brynn Wierzbicki earned an honorable mention for her drawing/illustration “Red Fox”. She will be recognized at an awards ceremony on February 9th at the Milwaukee Art Museum, host of the Wisconsin Scholastic Art Awards since 1975.

Scholastic Writing Awards

In the Southeast Wisconsin Scholastic Writing Region of the Scholastic Writing Awards, eighth-grader Caleb Bruley earned two Gold Keys in short story and humor for his piece “The True Untold Story About Chad the Garbage Man”, which has advanced to New York City to the national panel of judges.

Madeline Chambers earned a Silver Key for her short story “The Murder Mystery”, and Breanna Moe earned a Silver Key for her personal essay/memoir “Broken Girl”.

These eighth grade students will be honored at an awards ceremony on April 6th at UW-Parkside’s Rita Tallent Center for Arts and Humanities. The Southeast Wisconsin Scholastic Writing Awards are open to students in grades 7-12 from Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties.

There are three levels of recognition in the regional awards: the Gold Key, which is the highest award, followed by Silver Key and Honorable Mention awards. Entries receiving Gold Keys advance to New York for national judging by professional writers, editors, publishers, and educators, while Gold Key and Silver Key works are included in a published collection or exhibition of regional award-winning work. For additional information, please see

Caleb Bruley - Short Story - “The True Untold Story About Chad the Garbage Man”: Gold Key

Caleb Bruley - Humor - “The True Untold Story About Chad the Garbage Man”: Gold Key

Madeline Chambers  - Short Story - “The Murder Mystery”: Silver Key

Breanna Moe - Personal Essay/Memoir  - “Broken Girl”: Silver Key

Brynn Wierzbicki - Drawing/Illustration - “Red Fox”: Honorable Mention

WCS Scholastic Winners