Middlesex Middle School in Darien has been awarded the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Crown for its 2013 yearbook, "Facts + Figures."
Forty-one yearbooks received crowns, only 13 of which were gold. Middlesex is the only school in the Northeast to receive the Gold Crown award, according to a release from the school.
The awards convocation took place during the 90th Scholastic Convention March 21 at Columbia University in New York City. Liisa Petersen, Middlesex eighth-grade science teacher and yearbook adviser, accepted the award on behalf of the staff. Dana Siano is the other adviser.
The 2012-13 Middlesex yearbook staff members were:
Kellie Arevalo, grade eight; Sophia Barbour, grade nine; Claire Borecki, grade nine; Lizzie Borecki, grade nine; Mary Cate Carlo, grade eight; Nicole Carlo, grade seven; Julia Cornacchia, grade nine; Katherine Du, grade nine; Sofia Fea, grade seven; Melissa Hartunian, grade nine; Caroline Lacy, grade nine; Isabel Larino, grade eight; Cailey Martin, grade seven; Sara Moorhead, grade eight; Ursula Patel, grade nine; Elizabeth Petner, grade eight; Clare Phelps, grade eight; Nathalie Perreault, grade eight; Kristen Picard, grade nine; Brittany Pierce, grade nine; Kate Stamoulis, grade eight; Henry Steinthal, grade seven; and Candice Wang, grade nine.