National Scholastic Medal recipients are announced

Congratulations to the H2H Region’s 2016 national medal recipients!

  • Hannah Ahn, 8th grade, awarded Gold Medal for Lost and Found (Personal Essay/Memoir)
  • Grant Albright, 9th grade, awarded Silver Medal for Purges and Prayers (Poetry)
  • Daniel Bring, 11th grade, awarded Silver Medal for The Resurrection of Sennacherib (Short Story)
  • Caroline Challe, 10th grade, awarded Gold Medal for Food for Soul (Poetry)
  • Amanda Cronin, 11th grade, awarded Silver Medal for Finding the Current (Short Story)
  • Jo de Waal, 11th grade, awarded Silver Medal for The Oma Chronicles: Tenthousandthings, Paper Scissors, Measure of Time (Poetry)
  • Sydney DiStefano, 9th grade, awarded Silver Medal for Part of the blueness (Poetry)
  • Katherine Du, 11th grade, awarded Gold Medal for The Mothers (Personal Essay/Memoir)
  • Violet Fearon, 11th grade, awarded American Voices Medal for Jesus Christ College Applicant (Humor)
  • Violet Fearon, 11th grade, awarded Gold Key | Gold Medal for Pluto (Novel Writing)
  • Blythe Filaski, 10th grade, awarded Silver Medal for The Waking Past of Elle Perduamour (Short Story)
  • Matthew Fisch, 9th grade, awarded Silver Medal for Our Inhumane Justice System (Critical Essay)
  • Maeve Flaherty, 12th grade, awarded Silver Medal for Mezcal (Poetry)
  • Ashley Gong, 12th grade, awarded Gold Medal for The Fifth Series of Red (Poetry)
  • Samuel Hodman, 9th grade, awarded Silver Medal for A Defrosting (Journalism)
  • Becky Hoving, 11th grade, awarded Gold Medal for Conversation About Gender Neutral Bathrooms Surges Through Staples (Journalism)
  • Colette Juran, 11th grade, awarded Gold Medal for Return to Mars (Critical Essay)
  • Maryam Kajoshi, 9th grade, awarded Silver Medal for unnoticed, electricity, limerence, logicalemotionalimpulsive, unreturned (Poetry)
  • Warren Kennedy-Nolle, 9th grade, awarded Silver Medal for The Tobacco Untouchables (Poetry)
  • Alexander Kosyakov, 9th grade, awarded Silver Medal for Gone Fishing (Short Story)
  • Daniel Kuriakose, 11th grade, awarded Silver Medal for McDonalds: The Series” (Poetry)
  • Maya Lew, 12th grade, awarded Silver Medal with Distinction for The Complete Collection of Maya Lew (Director's Cut, Box Set) (Writing Portfolio)
  • Justin Lu, 8th grade, awarded Silver Medal for Midnight Canoe Ride (Personal Essay/Memoir)
  • Kaley Mamo, 10th grade, awarded Gold Medal for Ponte Vecchio (Flash Fiction)
  • Megan Meyerson, 8th grade, awarded Silver Medal for The River (Science Fiction/Fantasy)
  • Sophie Nadel, 9th grade, awarded Silver Medal for Trich (Flash Fiction)
  • Katie O'Shea, 7th grade, awarded Silver Medal for The Last Soldier and Out of Reach (Poetry)
  • Evan Ortiz, 11th grade, awarded Silver Medal for Piano Man (Personal Essay/Memoir)
  • Ellie Prusko, 11th grade, awarded Gold Key for Wonderfully Tragic and Terribly Great (Novel Writing)
  • Maddie Smyth, 7th grade, awarded Silver Medal for Raindrops (Poetry)
  • Gabrielle Sussman, 8th grade, awarded Gold Key for Not Gold, Just Amber (Novel Writing)
  • Athena Traver, 8th grade, awarded Silver Medal for Broken Glass (Poetry)
  • A.J. Vitiello, 10th grade, awarded Gold Key | Silver Medal for Field Mouse (Novel Writing)
  • Christina Wang, 10th grade, awarded Silver Medal for Lifeblood (Short Story)
  • Callie Zola, 10th grade, awarded Gold Medal for A Wrinkle in Dystopia (Critical Essay)

Congratulations 2016 Hudson-to-Housatonic Scholastic Writing Awards recipients!

View the full list of works recognized in the 2016 Hudson-to-Housatonic Writing Region of the Scholastic Writing Awards below!

A panel of professional novelists, editors, teachers, poets, librarians, journalists, and other literary professionals selected these works from the 1,880 works submitted this year.

The Madeleine L'Engle Senior Writing Portfolio
$1,000 Scholarship

Ashley Gong
Newtown High School
Sandy Hook, CT

Ashley's Senior Writing Portfolio was selected by jurors as the most outstanding in the region. Congratulations!

Special Prizes...

  • Emmy Laybourne's Essay Award for $300 is awarded to Michael Waters of Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford CT, for For Sale (Personal Essay / Memoir)
  • The Marnie Hillsley Poetry Award for $300 is awarded to Raymond Hagan of ACES Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven CT, for Gentleman's Proposal; Play Date; The patients laugh. (Poetry)
  • The Rachel Vail Fiction Scholarship for $300 is awarded to Maeve Flaherty of Hopkins School in New Haven CT, for Lisa (Short Story)
  • The Cuppa Pulp Writers Space Scholarship for $200 is awarded to Kate Fishman of New Paltz Senior High School in New Paltz NY, for To Submerge (Short Story)

2016 Hudson-to-Housatonic Scholastic Awards

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