NDCL School News
January 13, 2022 by Staff Report

Just before Christmas, NDCL received word that 31 of our student-artists earned a total of 36 awards in the prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing Competition sponsored by the Cleveland Institute of Art...

NDCL Artists Excel

Just before Christmas, NDCL received word that 31 of our student-artists earned a total of 36 awards in the prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing Competition sponsored by the Cleveland Institute of Art.

NDCL artists won 11 Gold Key Awards—the competition’s highest rating. Gold Key Award winners advance to national competition this spring.

All award winners, their parents, and their teachers are invited to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Exhibition opening on January 15 at the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Reinberger Gallery.

Our award-winning artists are the students of art teachers Mary Ann Sedivy, Claire Raack and George Yaniga.

Gold Key award recipients are Isabella Atkinson, Paige Bosworth, Abigail Bouton, Rachael Debevec, Alexis Hoinski, Elizabeth Keherly
Shelby Lane, Connor Patterson, Alexa Putinski, Jenna Thompson and Bridget Zimmerman.

Silver Key award recipients include Sarah Boyle, Colleen Byrne, Ben Herczog, Isabella Holsman, Jackie Ina, Paige Kolacki, Reilly Mikin, Megan Palinski, Mikala Payne, Alyssa Reamsbottom, Mallory Sah, Jeanna Sukey (two awards), Jenna Thompson, Mia Tomei and Sophia Vitale.

Earning Honorable Mention are Brooke Begovic (two awards), Allison Currier, Raymond Ha, Madelyn Kish, Paige Kolacki, Joshua Landgraf, Meghan McGuigan and Mallory Sah.

Alumnus Returns As Guest Teacher

Harvard University’s classes may be virtual in January because of COVID-19, but a member of its faculty was teaching live and in-person at NDCL on Thursday.

Dr. Christopher Robichaud ’92 returned to his alma mater to teach a lesson on the ethics of superheroes in English department chairperson Victoria Frabotta’s Heroes in Literature class. Robichaud is a senior lecturer in ethics and public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Business. He is also director of pedagogical innovation at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.

In preparation for Robichaud’s visit, students read his article entitled “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: On the Moral Duties of the Super-Powerful and Super-Heroic.” The article provided context for the class’s discussion of ethical dilemmas in clips from popular superhero movies.

While acknowledging that students are not superheroes, Robichaud stressed that they are or will one day be in positions of power to affect people.

“What happens when you take on the role or put on the costume or uniform [of power, authority, and influence]?” he challenged the class. He emphasized that individuals are responsible for holding on to their moral principles when they are in positions of power and authority so that they do what is best for — and with — others.

Ms. Frabotta’s Heroes in Literature class is one of the 15 College Credit Plus courses offered at NDCL. This year alone, 254 students are taking 2,510 college credit hours, saving their families a staggering $1.5 million in college tuition.