The English department is honored to announce that Scholastics has recognized and awarded several of our talented writers. This year’s regional competition included over 200 entries for writing in eight different categories. Below is a list of winners:
|Aditya||Badhrayan||10||Honorable Mention||Writing||Short Story||Brother’s Annotations|
|Lauren||Blake||11||Silver Key||Writing||Humor||A Man’s Got To Have His Pop-Tart|
|Sydney||Brewer||11||Gold Key, American Voices Nominee||Writing||Short Story||Smile|
|Ananya||Gomatam||12||Honorable Mention||Writing||Critical Essay||On Elder Care|
|Ananya||Gomatam||12||Silver Key||Writing||Poetry||Ridealong 2|
|Ananya||Gomatam||12||Honorable Mention||Writing||Poetry||patterns in her skin|
|Chelsea||Hagan||11||Honorable Mention||Writing||Personal Essay & Memoir||Inferior|
|CIva||Haverson||9||Honorable Mention||Writing||Short Story||The Hat of the Gentleman in the Dark|
|Emil||Josefiak||12||Honorable Mention||Writing||Humor||The Haunting of Middle Valley College of Arts and Sciences|
|Emil||Josefiak||12||Silver Key||Writing||Science Fiction & Fantasy||Some Ill Planet Reigns|
|Emil||Josefiak||12||Honorable Mention||Writing||Humor||Satan is NOT a Beta Male!|
|Xavier||Julien||9||Honorable Mention||Writing||Short Story||I Must|
|Ala||Killen||12||Honorable Mention||Writing||Poetry||Nothing to Weigh|
|Vien||Nguyen||12||Honorable Mention||Writing||Short Story||Merely Players|
|Alexis||Paraschiv||10||Honorable Mention||Writing||Science Fiction & Fantasy||Cowboy Stew|
|Nishka||Patel||11||Silver Key||Writing||Critical Essay||On the American Dream: A Fantastical Hallucination|
|Sanika||Rewatkar||12||Silver Key||Writing||Poetry||Eulogy for a Crumpled Piece of Paper|
|Annabel||Tang||12||Silver Key||Writing||Personal Essay & Memoir||Heart|
|Annabel||Tang||12||Silver Key||Writing||Journalism||How a High School Founded as a Haven for Black Students Become Notorious for Decades of Underrepresentation|
|Annabel||Tang||12||Gold Key||Writing||Personal Essay & Memoir||Fracture Lines|
|Annabel||Tang||12||Silver Key||Writing||Journalism||Inside a High School’s Attempt to Rectify its History|
|Olympia||Theofanos||12||Silver Key||Writing||Critical Essay||On the Importance of Fashion|
The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (1812 West Main Street) will display the names of winners and make their writing submission(s) available to read from February 3rd through February 20th. Entrance to the exhibit is free and open to the public.
Gold Key winners will have their submissions sent to the next stage of competition in New York, and National Awards will be announced in March.
Scholastics is the nation’s longest-running competitive recognition program for young artists and writers, and MLWGS is proud of every student who shared their love of writing and submitted their work for judgment. Also, a big “thank you” goes to the teachers who sponsored each of these students and to the parents and teachers who encouraged them to compete!
Congratulations, dragons! We are so proud of you.