National Scholastic Medal winners are announced

Congratulations to the H2H Region's 2014 national medal recipients!

  • Annabel Barry, 11th grade, awarded Silver Medal for Caliban Transformed: Linguistic Patterns And Identity In Shakespeare And Brathwaite (Persuasive Writing)
  • Isabelle Breier, awarded American National Tree Award (Short Story), co-sponsored by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and the M.R. Robinson Foundation
  • Molly Breitbart, 12th grade, awarded Silver Medal for The Streets Of Jerusalem (Personal Essay/Memoir)
  • Halley Dewey, 12th grade, awarded Gold Medal for Just A Glimpse (Flash Fiction)
  • Elizabeth Engel, 12th grade, awarded Gold Medal for Sunshine (Flash Fiction)
  • Elizabeth Engel, 12th grade, awarded Silver Medal for Tomorrowland Today (Short Story)
  • Karina Franke, 10th grade, awarded Gold Medal and American Voices Medal for An Anniversary Message (Persuasive Writing)
  • Jonathan Gelernter, 12th grade, awarded Gold Medal for The Complete and Utter Works of Jonathan Gelernter (Senior Writing Portfolio)
  • Ashley Gong, 10th grade, awarded Silver Medal for Seeds (Flash Fiction)
  • Ashley Gong, 10th grade, awarded Gold Medal for Preamble (Poetry)
  • Ashley Gong, 10th grade, named as one of five National Student Poets for 2014
  • Kira Hunter, 12th grade, awarded Silver Medal for Killer Clowns, Blind Tourists At Musee Rodin, Aya Glady (Poetry)
  • Charlotte Iwasaki, 12th grade, awarded Silver Medal for Angel (Poetry)
  • Warren Kennedy-Nolle, 7th grade, awarded Gold Medal and Best in Grade Award for The Two O's of Eyes, 155 (Poetry)
  • Alicia Kiley, 12th grade, awarded Silver Medal for August Has Changed Me (Poetry)
  • Mairead Kilgallon, 8th grade, awarded Gold Medal for The Ghost Singer (Science Fiction/Fantasy)
  • Maya Lew, 10th grade, awarded Silver Medal for Infinities (Flash Fiction)
  • Elodie Nix, 7th grade, awarded Gedenk Award for Tolerance for Dust (Short Story)
  • Allison Primak, 11th grade, awarded Silver Medal for Teeth (Poetry)
  • Julia Smith, 11th grade, awarded Silver Medal for Chromatography (Poetry)
  • Lauren Telesz, 10th grade, awarded Silver Medal for He is an Angel brought to light on earth (Poetry)
  • Katharine Wu, 10th grade, awarded a Gold Medal for Tiger Maracas (Flash Fiction)
  • Callie Zola, 8th grade, awarded a Gold Medal for Apples (and Oranges) (Science Fiction/Fantasy)

Congratulations to recipients of the 2014 Scholastic Writing Awards for the Hudson-to Housatonic Writing Region!

The Crosswicks Foundation $1,000 Scholarship Recipient...

is Elizabeth Engel of Mamaroneck High School in Mamaroneck NY! Elizabeth's senior portfolio was selected by jurors as the most outstanding in the region. Congratulations!

5 American Voices Nominations...

were awarded to the most outstanding Gold Key writing in the region. This award honors what our judges have deemed the strongest pieces in the region, regardless of category or age group. One of these five works will be awarded a National American Voices Medal after it goes through national adjudication.

115 Gold Keys...

were awarded to the most accomplished works in the region. Gold Key writing will be forwarded to the national level of The Scholastic Writing Awards and considered for national recognition.

178 Silver Keys......

were awarded to distinguished works in the region.

277 Honorable Mentions...

were awarded to promising works in the region.

Sheet1 Awards recipients listed alphabetically below.
NAME GRADE TITLE CATEGORY AWARD(S) TEACHER(S)

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Andie Abrams 10 Uninterested Poetry Honorable Mention Ross Abrams

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Karen Ahn 9 The Volunteer Science Fiction/Fantasy Honorable Mention Parker Reed

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M. Grace Alford-Hamburg 12 A Reflection On Lemons Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key David Loeb

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M. Grace Alford-Hamburg 12 Dirty Fun Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key David Loeb

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Isra Ameen 11 A Mother Of My Own Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Saba Ghazi Ameen

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Isra Ameen 11 8 Minutes Short Story Silver Key Saba Ghazi Ameen

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nicole andreson 11 The Only Problem Mathew Had With His Father The Physician Was His Mother The Psychiatrist. , The Procrastinators Calendar, Amber Lives Between the Pages of her Science Textbooks, Delaying Today Poetry Gold Key Bruce Cohen Caroline Rosenstone

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nicole andreson 11 It's Probably For Her Own Good Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Caroline Rosenstone

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Nicole Anschutz 11 Cat Orphanage Room 241 Flash Fiction Silver Key Sari Rosenblatt Caroline Rosenstone

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Trinity Aptekarev 9 Falling Water Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Lori Esmond

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Angela Arzu 11 Now With Clear Eyes, Peace Please, But a Tease, Chew and Swallow, They Say I Mumble Poetry Gold Key Trace Schillinger

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Jennifer Ashikari 8 I'm A Storm Poetry Honorable Mention Carolyn Shilinski

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Sangjun Bae 12 Future Journalist Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key han jong lee

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Malahni Banta 11 Pretty Pink Pills Poetry Gold Key Lna Roy

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Malahni Banta 11 I Too, Am On The Subway Poetry Honorable Mention Lna Roy

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Malahni Banta 11 Sad Poems Poetry Silver Key Lna Roy

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Malahni Banta 11 I've Never Owned A Watch... Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Lna Roy Anastasia Guadron

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Malahni Banta 11 The Mistresses Poetry Silver Key Lna Roy Anastasia Guadron

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Annabel Barry 11 Caliban Transformed: Linguistic Patterns And Identity In Shakespeare And Brathwaite Persuasive Writing Gold Key Alison Barry

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Annabel Barry 11 Aristotle, McTaggart, And Time's Disputed Existence Persuasive Writing Honorable Mention Alison Barry

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Annabel Barry 11 The Philosophy Of Periodicity Persuasive Writing Honorable Mention Alison Barry

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Annabel Barry 11 Spiral Nebulae, Galactic Scope, and Our Role in the Cosmos: the Shapley-Curtis Debate and its Philosophical Connotations Persuasive Writing Honorable Mention Alison Barry

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Chloe Barshay 8 Away From Here Poetry Gold Key Brooks Eleck

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Chloe Barshay 8 Distorted Innocence Poetry Gold Key Brooks Eleck

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Chloe Barshay 8 Him Poetry Gold Key Brooks Eleck

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Clayton Bass 8 Thaw Away the Frost, Approaching, Where, Looming Nightmares, Apsinthion Poetry Honorable Mention Virginia Black Jennifer Chen

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Rachel Bass 10 Foundation Poetry Honorable Mention Ross Abrams

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Caroline Battiato 8 Faint Lines Poetry Honorable Mention Tricia Baldes

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Olivia Belliveau 10 Ghost; B Major; Partially Purified Poetry Silver Key Heather Martire

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Kerry Benjamin 11 I Didn't Mean For This to Happen Short Story Honorable Mention Andrew Corsilia Frank Ceruzzi Theresa Benaquist

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Katharine Berman 10 Always Poetry Silver Key Ross Abrams

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Claudia Bernstein 9 The Epitome Of Beauty Poetry Honorable Mention Gail Greiner

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Claudia Bernstein 9 Tendrils Poetry Honorable Mention Gail Greiner

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Sarah-Judith Bernstein 11 The Story Long Told Poetry Honorable Mention Pamela Kroll

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Sarah-Judith Bernstein 11 Rocky Mountain Song Cycle Poetry Honorable Mention Pamela Kroll

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Rachel Billings 8 A Painter, My Henry, I Remember Poetry Silver Key Mary Schenck

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Alexa Binkowitz 12 The Cracks In The Concrete Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Sarah McCarthy Linda McDonough

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Justin Blatt 10 Dear Charlotte Short Story Honorable Mention Sari Rosenblatt Caroline Rosenstone

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shana Blatt 11 Tinnitus Poetry Silver Key Bruce Cohen Caroline Rosenstone

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shana Blatt 11 Drift Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Caroline Rosenstone

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Nathan Blum 10 The Captain Poetry Gold Key Ross Abrams

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Nathan Blum 10 The Poison Apple Humor Honorable Mention Ross Abrams

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Liam Bodurtha 8 Why Theater? Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key John Sakson Jacqueline Herman Lna Roy

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Liam Bodurtha 8 Surprise Party: A Helm Story Humor Honorable Mention John Sakson Jacqueline Herman Lna Roy

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Liam Bodurtha 8 College Admissions Spy Humor Silver Key John Sakson Jacqueline Herman Lna Roy

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Maggie Boudreau 10 A Setting Sea Poetry Honorable Mention Ginny Balser

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Caleigh Boyer-holt 8 Hallelujah Short Story Gold Key Lna Roy Anastasia Guadron

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Caleigh Boyer-holt 8 Bitten Short Story Honorable Mention Lna Roy Anastasia Guadron

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Caleigh Boyer-holt 8 Yours Truly Flash Fiction Silver Key Lna Roy Anastasia Guadron

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Caleigh Boyer-holt 8 Hands Short Story Silver Key Lna Roy Anastasia Guadron

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Tamsyn Brann 9 Bandwidth or Bandwagon: Are Textbooks Obsolete? Journalism Gold Key Jaime Marcus

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Tamsyn Brann 9 The Heft Of The Tome Poetry Silver Key Jaime Marcus

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Tamsyn Brann 9 Water, Water Short Story Gold Key Lna Roy Rachel Snyder

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Tamsyn Brann 9 Oh, What Have You Done? Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Lna Roy Rachel Snyder

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Claudine Brantley 12 Untitled Poetry Honorable Mention Alex Miller James Honeycutt

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Annika Braun 7 A Slice Of Scarlet Science Fiction/Fantasy Silver Key Lna Roy

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Isabelle Breier 10 The Fire Short Story Gold Key Benjamin Johnson Renee Harlow

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Molly Breitbart 12 The Streets Of Jerusalem Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key Michael Devito

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Molly Breitbart 12 Miscellaneous Fowl: A Short Poetic Collection (Teenagers And Turkeys, On Not Being Born A Pigeon) Poetry Silver Key Michael Devito

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Daniel Bring 9 Product Short Story Silver Key Rebecca Wallace-Segall Jonathan Zimmerman

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Leyla Brittan 11 Montana Dream Flash Fiction Gold Key Frank Ceruzzi

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Leyla Brittan 11 Hall Of Mirrors Science Fiction/Fantasy Silver Key Frank Ceruzzi

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Leyla Brittan 11 The Will Construct Short Story Silver Key Frank Ceruzzi

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Julian Bruno 7 Into The Woods Science Fiction/Fantasy Honorable Mention Christina Sweeney

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Julian Bruno 7 Darkenss, Cat's Ballet , Sunflower Poetry Silver Key Christina Sweeney

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Adam Bucheister 12 The Library Mystery Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Deborah Goodman

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Adam Bucheister 12 A Simple Request Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Deborah Goodman

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Adam Bucheister 12 Dylan Flash Fiction Silver Key Deborah Goodman

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Adam Bucheister 12 A Pleasant Walk Through The Plains Of Idaho Flash Fiction Silver Key Deborah Goodman

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Lucy Burnett 10 How To Watch A Summer Thunder Storm Poetry Gold Key Jeff Schwartz

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Ivory Butler 10 Dear Boys Poetry Gold Key Maureen O'Connor Ruth Kambar Anastasia Guadron

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Ivory Butler 10 The Colors Of Flora Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Maureen O'Connor Ruth Kambar Anastasia Guadron

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Jasmine Calhoun 11 On The Wing Dramatic Script Silver Key Colin Mannex Caroline Rosenstone

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Alison Capozzi 9 Such Hate Much Love Poetry Honorable Mention Lna Roy Anastasia Guadron

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Marie Ceske 10 Count, White Other Poetry Silver Key Susan Silver r dir="ltr">

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Marc Rod 10 The Parrot Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Raegan Russell Nicole Butterfield

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Emmy Roday 10 Tides Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key Caroline Rosenstone

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Emmy Roday 10 Bubs Flash Fiction Gold Key Sari Rosenblatt Colin Mannex Caroline Rosenstone

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Joseph Rogers 10 Intruders Short Story Gold Key Ross Abrams

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Joseph Rogers 10 The Questionnaire Short Story Silver Key Ross Abrams

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Lena Rubin 12 Sex Education In Steubenville's Wake Journalism Honorable Mention Peter Scotch

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Lena Rubin 12 Uncanny Short Story Honorable Mention Peter Scotch

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Raquel Ruiz 7 Depression Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Christina Sweeney

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Minahil Salam 10 Dazed, Realities, Strangers, Tracks, Two Roads Poetry Honorable Mention Kristin Schulz

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Minahil Salam 10 Her Silhouette Poetry Silver Key Kristin Schulz

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Minahil Salam 10 Lines, Sweater Weather, Red Lips Poetry Silver Key Kristin Schulz

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Minahil Salam 10 Pause Poetry Silver Key Kristin Schulz

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Jacqueline San Jose 8 My Voice Poetry Silver Key Tricia Baldes

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Elijah Santner 11 Trampoline Poetry Silver Key Trace Schillinger

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Will Schenck 7 Small Steps to Big Ideas Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Stacey Faulk

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Brian Schmitt 10 Gone, I Have Ghosts, The Brilliance in Snow, Mortal Anxiety Poetry Gold Key Nicole Butterfield

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Brian Schmitt 10 Shards Short Story Gold Key Nicole Butterfield

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Brian Schmitt 10 See, Sammy Short Story Gold Key Nicole Butterfield

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Brian Schmitt 10 The War Of The Mayfly Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Nicole Butterfield

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Brian Schmitt 10 Starting Over, Darkness From Darkness, I Am a Guest of Your Mountain Poetry Silver Key Nicole Butterfield

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Kanani Schnider 11 Portrait Of A Boy Flash Fiction Gold Key Judith Schneller

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Kanani Schnider 11 Brain Injury Poetry Honorable Mention Judith Schneller

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Kanani Schnider 11 Oceans Away Short Story Honorable Mention Judith Schneller

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Kanani Schnider 11 Sun Hunt Science Fiction/Fantasy Silver Key Judith Schneller

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Hannah Schrader 11 Song Of Myself Poetry Honorable Mention Caroline Dumaine

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John Schrieber 7 The House On Trinity Pass Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Adam Frick

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Maeve Searles 9 Elizabeth Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Lna Roy

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Lucy Sedky 10 Daddy's T-shirts Poetry Silver Key Ross Abrams

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Ryan Seller 7 The Art Of Procrastination / Healing Love / Haiku Code / Unplugged / Trout Lake Poetry Honorable Mention Adam Frick

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Olivia Selmonosky 9 Praeteritae Vinceris Futurum Poetry Honorable Mention Nicole Butterfield

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Olivia Selmonosky 9 Eyes Closed, Mind Open Poetry Silver Key Nicole Butterfield

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Kevin Shen 9 The Zeus Rap Poetry Silver Key Aaron Shansky

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Min Ju Shin 11 Hope That Heals Sorrow Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Tom Hungerford

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Anetta Shirky 12 Pink Lemonade Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Tom Huleatt

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Anetta Shirky 12 Step Aside, Dick And Jane Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Tom Huleatt

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Katha Sikka 10 Why Fear When I Am Here? Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key Kamal Sikka

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Carolyn Simpson 11 Together We Are Poetry Honorable Mention Caroline Rosenstone Bruce Cohen

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Sophia Slezak 8 What I Am Poetry Silver Key Tricia Baldes

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Caroline Smith 8 The Secret Garden Poetry Silver Key Tricia Baldes

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Julia Smith 11 Hooking Up Poetry Gold Key Lna Roy Anastasia Guadron

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Julia Smith 11 Chromatography Poetry Gold Key, American Voices Nominee Lna Roy Anastasia Guadron

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Julia Smith 11 Soliloquist's Creed Poetry Gold Key Lna Roy Elizabeth Higgins

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Julia Smith 11 On Loss Poetry Honorable Mention Lna Roy Elizabeth Higgins

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Sophia Soloway 7 Group Therapy Dramatic Script Honorable Mention Lna Roy

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Sophia Soloway 7 How To Love Lime Green Poetry Honorable Mention Lna Roy

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Sophia Soloway 7 The Dress Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Lna Roy

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Sarah Sommer 10 Burnt Out, Telescope, Drunk Poetry Silver Key Delbert Shortliffe

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Sarah Sommer 10 Forgetting All That You Once Were, Lonesome, Farewell Poetry Silver Key Delbert Shortliffe

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Charles Sosnick 11 Paperback Typewriter Humor Honorable Mention Michael McAteer

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Charles Sosnick 11 Ship Of Fools Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Michael McAteer

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Sarah Speegle 8 Hong Kong Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Brooks Eleck

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Isabella Starvaggi 11 Soles in Puddles; Morning Monsters, Dream State; Steep; Someone Whom I'd Gladly Meet; Breakfast Fruit Poetry Honorable Mention Susan Pung

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Isabella Starvaggi 11 Things that Make Me Feel Like a Child; The First Time I Gave a Try to Meditation; The Daily: Winter; A Small Worry; Life and Art Poetry Honorable Mention Susan Pung

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Shira Stefansky 10 The Happiness Book Short Story Silver Key Chavie Bodenheim

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Johnathan Stimpson 9 "The Dark Side of Budapest: Story of Joe Koufax" Journalism Honorable Mention Emily Bosson

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Johnathan Stimpson 9 "Bula!" Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Emily Bosson

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Johnathan Stimpson 9 "Case Study In Democratic Socialism: How America Can Take A Cue From Germany's Playbook" Persuasive Writing Silver Key Emily Bosson

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Anna Strosser 9 Silver Lining Poetry Gold Key Lna Roy Anastasia Guadron

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Anna Strosser 9 Waking The Silence Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Lna Roy Anastasia Guadron

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Verity Sturm 10 Pobrecito Flash Fiction Honorable Mention John Geason

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Neil Suri 10 Exploring The Depths Of The Human Mind: The Role Of Magnetic Resonance Journalism Gold Key Pei-ling Lue

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Neil Suri 10 I Don't Know Emotion Poetry Gold Key Pei-ling Lue

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Neil Suri 10 Spiritual Departure; The Misanthrope's Suicide Note Poetry Honorable Mention Pei-ling Lue

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Neil Suri 10 The Taste Of The Universe; An Ode To The Big Apple Poetry Honorable Mention Pei-ling Lue

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Lauren Telesz 10 "He is an Angel brought to light on earth" Poetry Gold Key Michaela Pembroke Elizabeth Cleary

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Megan Townsend 12 What I Think And Feel At Seventeen Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Carolyn Lastowski

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Rachel Townsend 8 Storytellers Poetry Honorable Mention Tricia Baldes

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Katie Tsui 10 Stars Short Story Honorable Mention Jennifer Von Wahlde

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Briana Turner 11 Define Me. Darkest Night Poetry Gold Key Alyssa Dranoff-MacKenzie

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Briana Turner 11 Lover's Tango. Bobbing Knees Poetry Honorable Mention Alyssa Dranoff-MacKenzie

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Caroline Vanderlee 10 The Rifters Science Fiction/Fantasy Silver Key Lna Roy Anastasia Guadron

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Gabriela Vaz 12 Summer Never Left Me Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Marcia Wilson

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Alexandra Wagner 8 I Learned, Beauty of the World, That Day on the Playground Poetry Honorable Mention Griffen Stabler

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Dorothy Walker 7 Before and After Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Adam Frick

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Kristen Walsh 7 The Performance Poetry Gold Key marc maier

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Zachary Walsh 12 L'appel Du Vide Poetry Silver Key Wil Lobko

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Austin Weber 11 Ode to the Ancient Redwood; The Watchman Poetry Silver Key Jennifer Chen Ethan White Jenny Heath

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Austin Weber 11 "Dj Vu" - Song Lyrics Poetry Honorable Mention Jenny Heath Ethan White Jennifer Chen

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Hope Weisman 9 Is 20/20 Overrated? Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key Nicole Butterfield

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Hope Weisman 9 Ending To "The Lady or the Tiger" Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Nicole Butterfield

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Anthony Weitzler 12 Canto I: Inferno, Canto II: Purgatorio, Canto III: Paradisio Poetry Silver Key Sonya Allard

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William Weitzman 10 Mortuusequusphobia Humor Silver Key Ross Abrams

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Lindsay West 10 Perfect Poetry Honorable Mention Diane Sarna

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Lindsay West 10 Winter Poetry Honorable Mention Diane Sarna

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Anthony Wilcox 7 The Special Bed, The Stick On The Side Of The Road Poetry Honorable Mention Terry Ellis Terra Geissler

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Kate Williams 8 Inconsistent Channel Poetry Silver Key Tricia Baldes

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Rachel Wolfe 12 Collected Works Writing Portfolio Honorable Mention Stephen Mounkhall

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Rachel Wolfe 12 To Knock Or Not Poetry Gold Key Stephen Mounkhall

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Rachel Wolfe 12 I Disappoint You Poetry Gold Key Stephen Mounkhall

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Rachel Wolfe 12 Doors Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Stephen Mounkhall

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Rachel Wolfe 12 Finding Myself Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Stephen Mounkhall

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Rachel Wolfe 12 Daddy Poetry Honorable Mention Stephen Mounkhall

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Rachel Wolfe 12 How To Be Inspired By Jamaica Kincaid Poetry Honorable Mention Stephen Mounkhall

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Rachel Wolfe 12 Little Boxes Short Story Honorable Mention Stephen Mounkhall

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Rachel Wolfe 12 To Press Submit Persuasive Writing Silver Key Stephen Mounkhall

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Rachel Wolfe 12 About The Learning Poetry Silver Key Stephen Mounkhall

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Karlin Wong 12 Collected Works Writing Portfolio Honorable Mention Austin Davis Michael Peed

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Tyler Wright 12 She Smelled Like Strawberries Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Donna Carbone

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Tyler Wright 12 Excerpt of: He Never Let On Dramatic Script Silver Key Donna Carbone

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Katharine Wu 10 Tiger Maracas Flash Fiction Gold Key Jeffrey Solan

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Demetra Yancopoulos 8 Break It Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Trevor Ogden

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Alexander Yang 10 The Adventurous Life Of Rodger The Rock Science Fiction/Fantasy Honorable Mention Elizabeth Buckles

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Callie Zola 8 Apples (and Oranges) Science Fiction/Fantasy Gold Key Rachel Snyder

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