Davis earns Gold Key award


Tyler Davis, a junior at the Mississippi School of the Arts from Bentonia, received a Gold Key in the prestigious Regional Scholastic Creative Writing Competition. The Gold Key award represents the highest level of achievement, and winners will compete against 80 other regions in the national competition. The competition was hosted by the Eudora Welty House, in conjunction with the Eudora Welty Foundation. The Scholastic Art; Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists; Writers, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world. The Eudora Welty Foundation is the state's affiliate for the writing awards, working in partnership with the Eudora Welty House, a museum of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Through the awards, students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. The Mississippi School of the Arts; is an 11th and 12th grade visual and performing arts residential, public high school located in Brookhaven. Students not only meet and exceed the traditional Mississippi high school curriculum, they receive special instruction in visual arts, vocal music, dance, literary arts, media arts and theatre. Students interested in MSA apply by February 1 of their sophomore year. The school holds the #3 highest ACT average in the state and the graduating class of 2017, 55 Seniors, received over $10.2 million dollars in college scholarship offers.