Washington DC Metro Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 2014!

Below is the full list of works recognized in the DC Metro Regional Scholastic Writing Awards. A panel of professional novelists, editors, teachers, poets, librarians, journalists, and other professionals has selected these works – from nearly 800 works submitted this year – as the most exceptional in the region.

The Busboys and Poets $1,000 Scholarship Recipient...

is Emily Birnbaum. Each year graduating seniors are invited to submit a portfolio of work and this year Emily’s work was selected as the most outstanding out of a very competitive pool of portfolios. Congrats!

The $300 Edward P. Jones Young Writers Award...

goes to Deshania Jones for “Running Rebel.”

5 American Voices Nominations...

honor what our judges have deemed to be 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.

73 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.

93 Silver Keys...

were awarded to distinguished works in the region.

162 Honorable Mentions...

were awarded to promising works in the region.

All Recipients...

Awards recipients listed alphabetically below.
NAME Grade WorkTitle WorkCategory Awards Name FirstName LastName
Alex Adams 12 Sour Turkey Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key Maret Alex Adams
Nimai Agarwal 9 Tall Flash Fiction Gold Key - Nimai Agarwal
Nimai Agarwal 9 The Essence Of Beauty Persuasive Writing Honorable Mention - Nimai Agarwal
Nimai Agarwal 9 Time Again Flash Fiction Honorable Mention - Nimai Agarwal
Shadin Ahmed 11 "Shake, Stutter, Fall" Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Shadin Ahmed
Yasmin Alamdeen 9 Spot Of Blue Poetry Silver Key Holton-Arms Yasmin Alamdeen
Peter Andringa 10 The Battle Humor Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Peter Andringa
Jei-Si Ang 12 Passing, Lonely Chimes, Highways In The Dark Poetry Gold Key West Springfield High Jei-Si Ang
Elena Asofsky 9 Appassionato Flash Fiction Gold Key Quince Orchard High Elena Asofsky
Ian Austin 12 L'appel Du Vide Short Story Silver Key Damascus High Ian Austin
Ian Austin 12 To Run And Fall Short Story Honorable Mention Damascus High Ian Austin
Mei Baek 8 A Thousand Years For The River Poetry Honorable Mention Carson Middle Mei Baek
Mustafa Bal 11 The Bitcoin Craze Journalism Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Mustafa Bal
Joy Barnes 12 Nubian Queen Poetry Honorable Mention Oxon Hill High Joy Barnes
Joy Barnes 12 Hanging Tree Song Poetry Honorable Mention Oxon Hill High Joy Barnes
Joy Barnes 12 Trayvon Martin Poetry Honorable Mention Oxon Hill High Joy Barnes
Joy Barnes 12 Where The Wild Things Are Poetry Honorable Mention Oxon Hill High Joy Barnes
Simran Batra 11 Reality Poetry Honorable Mention Robert E Lee High Simran Batra
Simran Batra 11 How Positive Is A Negative: Disney Channel’s Portrayal Of Asians Persuasive Writing Gold Key Robert E Lee High Simran Batra
Simran Batra 11 Hogar Short Story Honorable Mention Robert E Lee High Simran Batra
Simran Batra 11 Flames Short Story Gold Key Robert E Lee High Simran Batra
Zamzama Baz 10 Pleasures Of The Callous World Poetry Honorable Mention Hayfield Secondary Zamzama Baz
Zamzama Baz 10 Dates Poetry Honorable Mention Hayfield Secondary Zamzama Baz
Emily Birnbaum 12 All Of That; Noticing Poetry Honorable Mention Winston Churchill High Emily Birnbaum
Emily Birnbaum 12 Lame Philosophies Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key Winston Churchill High Emily Birnbaum
Emily Birnbaum 12 All Of That Poetry Gold Key Winston Churchill High Emily Birnbaum
Emily Birnbaum 12 Noticing Poetry Gold Key Winston Churchill High Emily Birnbaum
Emily Birnbaum 12 Michael & Andrea as Children Poetry Gold Key Winston Churchill High Emily Birnbaum
Emily Birnbaum 12 Learning To Run Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key Winston Churchill High Emily Birnbaum
Emily Birnbaum 12 Lame Philosophies Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key Winston Churchill High Emily Birnbaum
Emily Birnbaum 12 Spilled Milk Short Story Gold Key Winston Churchill High Emily Birnbaum
Lia Blackwell 7 Nelson Short Story Silver Key Deal Middle Lia Blackwell
Lauren Bontempo 11 Ode To Calypso, Hope Poetry Honorable Mention Winston Churchill High Lauren Bontempo
Elena Botts 12 I Am A Blind Man In A White Room, Habit, now, i Drink Wonder From An Empty Wineglass, dial Tone Poetry Silver Key South Lakes High Elena Botts
Elena Botts 12 My Dreams Are Business Casual, Before Two Pennies In My Pocket, I Am In The Midst Of The Greatest Waffle House In Southern Kansas, This Is Not My Happy, No Results Found For "you" Poetry Silver Key South Lakes High Elena Botts
Elena Botts 12 When You Were Younger, We Pulled You Out Of The Water, Windre, Digits, Somewhere In Wisconsin The Fields A Gleaming Bronze a Water Tower Stands Alone And Tall Poetry Silver Key South Lakes High Elena Botts
Whitney Bowen 7 18,552 Hours Without Him Flash Fiction Honorable Mention The Potomac Whitney Bowen
Nikki Brown 7 A Cat's Thoughts Short Story Honorable Mention Kenmore Middle Nikki Brown
Emily Burke 10 Lost And Found In Beirut And Amman Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key Yorktown High Emily Burke
Jessica Burke 12 Board Magnets Poetry Silver Key Georgetown Visitation Preparatory Jessica Burke
Jessica Burke 12 Procrastinating On Sunday Poetry Silver Key Georgetown Visitation Preparatory Jessica Burke
Jessica Burke 12 Grand Corps Malade Poetry Silver Key Georgetown Visitation Preparatory Jessica Burke
Jessica Burke 12 Nameless Strangers Short Story Silver Key Georgetown Visitation Preparatory Jessica Burke
M. C. 11 My Number Is Five Poetry Gold Key - M. C.
Samantha Cadd 11 Apocalypse Again Science Fiction/Fantasy Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Samantha Cadd
Ayleen Cameron 7 Bird, Kyrgyz Kitchens, Whispers, The Race, Roses Poetry Honorable Mention National Cathedral Ayleen Cameron
Annie Castillo 7 Sand Dollar Summer Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Mary Ellen Henderson Middle Annie Castillo
Annie Castillo 7 The Jump Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Mary Ellen Henderson Middle Annie Castillo
Annie Castillo 7 Wishing Grapes Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key Mary Ellen Henderson Middle Annie Castillo
Grace Castillo 12 Anniversary Gift Short Story Honorable Mention George Mason High Grace Castillo
Grace Castillo 12 Blue Poetry Gold Key George Mason High Grace Castillo
Grace Castillo 12 A Beautiful Song Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention George Mason High Grace Castillo
Grace Castillo 12 Alpha/omega Short Story Honorable Mention George Mason High Grace Castillo
Grace Castillo 12 Eleven Poetry Gold Key George Mason High Grace Castillo
Grace Castillo 12 A Farewell To Lucid Dreaming Poetry Gold Key George Mason High Grace Castillo
Grace Castillo 12 Keeping Quiet Flash Fiction Gold Key George Mason High Grace Castillo
Grace Castillo 12 The World Fair Short Story Gold Key George Mason High Grace Castillo
Patrick Cha 11 Building Diplomacy Through Sport Journalism Gold Key Bethesda-Chevy Chase High Patrick Cha
Patrick Cha 11 The Long Journey Home Journalism Silver Key Bethesda-Chevy Chase High Patrick Cha
Patrick Cha 11 Not Yet In Full Bloom: Burma's Democratic Flowering Persuasive Writing Gold Key Bethesda-Chevy Chase High Patrick Cha
Pooja Chandrashekar 11 A Thousand Dresses Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Pooja Chandrashekar
Pooja Chandrashekar 11 Numbered Short Story Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Pooja Chandrashekar
Pooja Chandrashekar 11 Accented Persuasive Writing Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Pooja Chandrashekar
Dillan Chang 12 The Cicada Effect Humor Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Dillan Chang
Jonathan Chiflemariam 7 Target Credit/debit Card Breach Journalism Honorable Mention Twain Middle Jonathan Chiflemariam
Sandy Cho 11 The Man In Charge Of Time Science Fiction/Fantasy Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Sandy Cho
William Choi 10 Joysell Dramatic Script Honorable Mention Sidwell Friends William Choi
Parth Chopra 12 The City Short Story Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Parth Chopra
Allie Christman 9 When Dawn Breaks Poetry Honorable Mention Connelly School of the Holy Child Allie Christman
Marc Cioffi 12 The Ambit Of Reason Poetry Gold Key Albert Einstein High Marc Cioffi
Marc Cioffi 12 The Porticullius Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Albert Einstein High Marc Cioffi
Brian Clark 12 Communication Lessons I've Learned From My Dog Persuasive Writing Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Brian Clark
Antea Cooper 10 Things Remembered Short Story Silver Key Hayfield Secondary Antea Cooper
Sanna Darwish 12 A Journey Home Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Northwest High Sanna Darwish
Debi Das 10 49 Minutes Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Debi Das
Camra Davis 12 Imperfections. Short Story Honorable Mention Maret Camra Davis
Rebecca Dayan 12 Sea Floor Poetry Honorable Mention Field Rebecca Dayan
Jordan Dewar 11 The Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea: A 21st Century Fascist State Persuasive Writing Honorable Mention Georgetown Visitation Preparatory Jordan Dewar
Jordan Dewar 11 The Forgotten Allies Persuasive Writing Honorable Mention Georgetown Visitation Preparatory Jordan Dewar
Julia Di 12 Grandfather, Uncle, Aunt, Cousin, Me Poetry Gold Key Richard Montgomery High Julia Di
Julia Di 12 Grandfather, Uncle, Aunt, Cousin, Me Poetry Honorable Mention Richard Montgomery High Julia Di
Julia Di 12 I'll Pay The Postage, How Do You Know, The Cycle Poetry Honorable Mention Richard Montgomery High Julia Di
Julia Di 12 In Class Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Richard Montgomery High Julia Di
Sophia Diggs-Galligan 8 Autos Poetry Silver Key Deal Middle Sophia Diggs-Galligan
Sophia Diggs-Galligan 8 Neo-applicant: An Exercise in (future) Self- mockery Poetry Gold Key Deal Middle Sophia Diggs-Galligan
Sophia Diggs-Galligan 8 Came Poetry Honorable Mention Deal Middle Sophia Diggs-Galligan
Sophia Diggs-Galligan 8 At The End Of The War Poetry Honorable Mention Deal Middle Sophia Diggs-Galligan
Sophia Diggs-Galligan 8 Em Poetry Gold Key Deal Middle Sophia Diggs-Galligan
Sophia Diggs-Galligan 8 No, I Can't Shut Up. Not Even If I Wanted To. Poetry Silver Key Deal Middle Sophia Diggs-Galligan
Matthew Dittersdorf 11 Ratatata Ratatata Ratatata Poetry Honorable Mention Maret Matthew Dittersdorf
Aline Dolinh 10 Accent Marks, Exorcism, Model Minority, Second-generation Poetry Gold Key, American Voices Nominee Oakton High Aline Dolinh
Logan Dreher 11 Penny Wars Flash Fiction Honorable Mention James Hubert Blake High Logan Dreher
Logan Dreher 11 The My Today Ran Dog Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention James Hubert Blake High Logan Dreher
Savannah Du 12 I Am My Cell Phone Humor Gold Key Richard Montgomery High Savannah Du
Casey Early 12 Candle Games Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Robinson Secondary Casey Early
Casey Early 12 Change Poetry Honorable Mention Robinson Secondary Casey Early
Casey Early 12 Dragonflight Poetry Honorable Mention Robinson Secondary Casey Early
Casey Early 12 Letter Home from Space Poetry Honorable Mention Robinson Secondary Casey Early
Casey Early 12 Dress Poetry Honorable Mention Robinson Secondary Casey Early
Casey Early 12 Splashdown: The Retired Rocket Speaks Of Stars Poetry Honorable Mention Robinson Secondary Casey Early
Casey Early 12 Thicker Than Blood Poetry Honorable Mention Robinson Secondary Casey Early
Casey Early 12 Concerning Hats Poetry Honorable Mention Robinson Secondary Casey Early
Casey Early 12 Candle Games Flash Fiction Silver Key Robinson Secondary Casey Early
Casey Early 12 Dress; Dragonflight; Concerning Hats Poetry Silver Key Robinson Secondary Casey Early
Natalie Edmonds 7 The Other Side, Your Ghost Poetry Silver Key Westland Middle Natalie Edmonds
Belen Edwards 10 Shadows Science Fiction/Fantasy Silver Key Washington International School - Tregaron Campus Belen Edwards
Belen Edwards 10 Crypsis Poetry Honorable Mention Washington International School - Tregaron Campus Belen Edwards
Emma Fan 10 The Tender Sea Science Fiction/Fantasy Silver Key Marshall High Emma Fan
Victoria Finnegan 12 A Lord And The Sea, My Grandfather And Me, Crossing The Bar - Rending Mending Walls - Dear Emily: Sleep Is Counted Sweetest - Postcard Back To The Volcano - January In My Wasteland Poetry Honorable Mention Georgetown Day Victoria Finnegan
Julia Flynn 8 Fearless Science Fiction/Fantasy Gold Key Gunston Middle Julia Flynn
Ellie Frank 10 The Divided States Of America Humor Honorable Mention National Cathedral Ellie Frank
Victoria Gaetan 11 Steps Poetry Honorable Mention Duke Ellington School of the Arts Victoria Gaetan
Dena Garada 11 Dark Passenger, A, X, Blank, Lost. Poetry Honorable Mention Islamic Saudi Academy Dena Garada
Dana Gerber 8 Dear Heaven Short Story Gold Key Tilden Middle Dana Gerber
Jordan Giles 11 We Can Never Be Poetry Honorable Mention Maret Jordan Giles
Maeve Givens 10 Born To Be Wild Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Richard Montgomery High Maeve Givens
Nora Gosselin 11 The Jumbled Words Of Oblivion Poetry Gold Key Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Nora Gosselin
Samantha Greene 10 The Mysteries Of French Kissing Short Story Silver Key Falls Church High Samantha Greene
Sheoli Gunaratne 12 The Cycle Poetry Honorable Mention Thomas S. Wootton High Sheoli Gunaratne
Sheoli Gunaratne 12 The March Of Mankind Poetry Silver Key Thomas S. Wootton High Sheoli Gunaratne
Noa Gur-Arie 11 Wordscapes Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key, American Voices Nominee Bethesda-Chevy Chase High Noa Gur-Arie
Noa Gur-Arie 11 Classrooms, Countries Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Bethesda-Chevy Chase High Noa Gur-Arie
Noa Gur-Arie 11 Medina Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Bethesda-Chevy Chase High Noa Gur-Arie
Noa Gur-Arie 11 Gulf Poetry Silver Key Bethesda-Chevy Chase High Noa Gur-Arie
Noa Gur-Arie 11 Dolbear's Law, do you remember running Poetry Gold Key, American Voices Nominee Bethesda-Chevy Chase High Noa Gur-Arie
Noa Gur-Arie 11 Grandmothers Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key Bethesda-Chevy Chase High Noa Gur-Arie
Noa Gur-Arie 11 In A Chinese Restaurant, 25/12/13 Poetry Honorable Mention Bethesda-Chevy Chase High Noa Gur-Arie
Noa Gur-Arie 11 Grandmothers Poetry Gold Key Bethesda-Chevy Chase High Noa Gur-Arie
Noa Gur-Arie 11 Bright Little Fish Poetry Silver Key Bethesda-Chevy Chase High Noa Gur-Arie
Richard Hage 10 Undecided Flash Fiction Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Richard Hage
Melissa Halbrook 12 Kim Jong-un's New Clothes Humor Gold Key Woodson High Melissa Halbrook
Margot Hanclich 11 Reflection Poetry Honorable Mention Yorktown High Margot Hanclich
Madison Harden 9 Iris; Silence at Sandy Hook; Letter to Mr. Sandman, Cloud 9, Dreamland, The Sky Poetry Honorable Mention West Potomac High Madison Harden
Sydney Harris 12 Mrs. Swason Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Sidwell Friends Sydney Harris
Sydney Harris 12 The Session Short Story Silver Key Sidwell Friends Sydney Harris
Sydney Harris 12 Small Claims Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Sidwell Friends Sydney Harris
Sydney Harris 12 The Fence Poetry Honorable Mention Sidwell Friends Sydney Harris
Haley Hassell 10 Headstrong Poetry Honorable Mention St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Haley Hassell
Emma Hastings 12 Swift Riders Upon Golden Wings Flash Fiction Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Emma Hastings
Emma Hastings 12 Exeunt Short Story Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Emma Hastings
Emma Hastings 12 Westward Leading, Still Proceeding Short Story Gold Key, American Voices Nominee Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Emma Hastings
Emma Hastings 12 Sight Without Vision, Vision Without Sight Short Story Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Emma Hastings
Emma Hastings 12 St. Jude's Center For Ticking Time Bombs Science Fiction/Fantasy Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Emma Hastings
Emma Hastings 12 The Sweet Scent Of Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid Short Story Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Emma Hastings
Emma Hastings 12 Exeunt Short Story Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Emma Hastings
Emma Hastings 12 Westward Leading, Still Proceeding Short Story Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Emma Hastings
Emma Hastings 12 Sight Without Vision, Vision Without Sight Short Story Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Emma Hastings
Amanda Hayes 11 From the family goldfish Poetry Honorable Mention H-B Woodlawn Amanda Hayes
Amanda Hayes 11 Lost Change, Functionally Extinct Poetry Silver Key H-B Woodlawn Amanda Hayes
Sarah Hirsch 12 The Lost Boys Dramatic Script Silver Key Duke Ellington School of the Arts Sarah Hirsch
Diana Hla 10 The King, Her Majesty Poetry Honorable Mention National Cathedral Diana Hla
Aaron Hwang 12 The Life And Death Of Eliza Grey Dramatic Script Honorable Mention Richard Montgomery High Aaron Hwang
Aaron Hwang 12 Shoot The Moon Dramatic Script Honorable Mention Richard Montgomery High Aaron Hwang
Aaron Hwang 12 Poetry Slam Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Richard Montgomery High Aaron Hwang
Aaron Hwang 12 Remember The Fullness Of The Sea Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Richard Montgomery High Aaron Hwang
Aaron Hwang 12 Poetry Slam Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Richard Montgomery High Aaron Hwang
Aaron Hwang 12 Wingbound Dramatic Script Gold Key Richard Montgomery High Aaron Hwang
Gavrielle Jacobovitz 10 I Left Her At The Water Front Flash Fiction Silver Key Woodrow Wilson Senior High Gavrielle Jacobovitz
Zoe Johnson 11 Getting Their Kicks Journalism Honorable Mention Montgomery Blair High Zoe Johnson
Zoe Johnson 11 [Days Like These] I Begin To Try To Find My Place In The World Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Montgomery Blair High Zoe Johnson
Zoe Johnson 11 Greatness Has Been Found--and Ignored Persuasive Writing Honorable Mention Montgomery Blair High Zoe Johnson
Zoe Johnson 11 Elegy in X Parts Poetry Honorable Mention Montgomery Blair High Zoe Johnson
Zoe Johnson 11 For Leah Poetry Honorable Mention Montgomery Blair High Zoe Johnson
Zoe Johnson 11 Escapism Short Story Silver Key Montgomery Blair High Zoe Johnson
Zoe Johnson 11 For The Bitter And The Sweet Short Story Honorable Mention Montgomery Blair High Zoe Johnson
Zoe Johnson 11 The Subway Away Short Story Honorable Mention Montgomery Blair High Zoe Johnson
Deshania Jones 11 Running Rebel Short Story Honorable Mention Ballou Senior High School
Randall Jones 10 Perspective of the Conflicted Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Randall Jones
Abraham Joyner-meyers 9 Tomatoes Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention - Abraham Joyner-meyers
Abraham Joyner-meyers 9 Sonnets: The Violin; The Physics of Love and Hate; Along the Chesapeake Poetry Honorable Mention - Abraham Joyner-meyers
Abraham Joyner-meyers 9 Black And White, Remembered Poetry Silver Key - Abraham Joyner-meyers
Saehee Jung 12 Nessun Dorma Poetry Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Saehee Jung
Jessica Kang 11 Seeing Daddy Cry Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key Richard Montgomery High Jessica Kang
Josephine Kihiu 12 Saving Stars Short Story Silver Key Fairfax High Josephine Kihiu
Josephine Kihiu 12 Different Truths Flash Fiction Silver Key Fairfax High Josephine Kihiu
Josephine Kihiu 12 An Audience With Death Science Fiction/Fantasy Gold Key Fairfax High Josephine Kihiu
Josephine Kihiu 12 Lessons Unlearned Poetry Honorable Mention Fairfax High Josephine Kihiu
Josephine Kihiu 12 Different Truths Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Fairfax High Josephine Kihiu
Josephine Kihiu 12 Hearts Short Story Honorable Mention Fairfax High Josephine Kihiu
Josephine Kihiu 12 If At First: Pilot [excerpt] Dramatic Script Honorable Mention Fairfax High Josephine Kihiu
Josephine Kihiu 12 Mine Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Fairfax High Josephine Kihiu
Josephine Kihiu 12 My Heart Beats In Haiku: Crossword, Nonsense, Stitching, Elsewhere, It's You Poetry Honorable Mention Fairfax High Josephine Kihiu
Josephine Kihiu 12 Dear Lacy (who I Don't Miss At All), Humor Silver Key Fairfax High Josephine Kihiu
Josephine Kihiu 12 Intervention L: Pilot [excerpt] Humor Silver Key Fairfax High Josephine Kihiu
Josephine Kihiu 12 Cash So Cold, You Could Say It Was Ice... Humor Silver Key Fairfax High Josephine Kihiu
Josephine Kihiu 12 American Math Scores Plummet, Experts Blame Existence Of Other Subjects Humor Silver Key Fairfax High Josephine Kihiu
Josephine Kihiu 12 Down In History Flash Fiction Silver Key Fairfax High Josephine Kihiu
Amy Kim 12 Yellow Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Amy Kim
Annika Kim 11 Life Seen Through Tired Eyes, Ode To A Love Once True, Sixteen Poetry Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Annika Kim
Jack (Hyun Sik) Kim 10 Domesticity, Kindness, And Men: the Blurred Lines Between Traditional Masculine Traits Persuasive Writing Honorable Mention Episcopal High Jack (Hyun Sik) Kim
Ema Klugman 11 Temporary Paralysis Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key Maret Ema Klugman
Wade Kovalik 10 A Truth to Be Told Short Story Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Wade Kovalik
Kiran Kumar 12 Women's Leadership is Lacking Persuasive Writing Silver Key Maret Kiran Kumar
Sofia Laguarda 10 21st Century Life Poetry Gold Key Sidwell Friends Sofia Laguarda
Sofia Laguarda 10 The Ways I Tried to Fix my Brother Poetry Gold Key Sidwell Friends Sofia Laguarda
Sofia Laguarda 10 Chalkboard Paint Flash Fiction Gold Key Sidwell Friends Sofia Laguarda
Sofia Laguarda 10 There Was A Girl Who Learned How To Whistle. Flash Fiction Gold Key Sidwell Friends Sofia Laguarda
Sofia Laguarda 10 Moonlight Sonata Dramatic Script Silver Key Sidwell Friends Sofia Laguarda
Claire Lewis 8 The Chronicles Of Rocktopus Humor Silver Key Deal Middle Claire Lewis
Alison Li 10 Lost Dog Short Story Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Alison Li
Yiyi "Jessica" Li 12 The Guardians Of Subway Express (i), The Guardians Of Subway Express (ii), “E’erbody’s Ride-On Bus” , The Mailman, Ron Kemp Poetry Honorable Mention Richard Montgomery High Yiyi "Jessica" Li
Yiyi "Jessica" Li 12 Papa’s Ugly Dinosaur, From a Woman of Retrospective Bust, Illumination , Twin Beans Poetry Silver Key Richard Montgomery High Yiyi "Jessica" Li
Cynthia Liu 10 As I Sit and Take Integrals in my Study Poetry Honorable Mention Montgomery Blair High Cynthia Liu
Cynthia Liu 10 Chasing Nothing Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Montgomery Blair High Cynthia Liu
Justin Lobe 10 In Vino Veritas Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Sidwell Friends Justin Lobe
Faith Logan 12 Late Night Apologies Flash Fiction Honorable Mention St. John's College High Faith Logan
Faith Logan 12 Busy Flash Fiction Honorable Mention St. John's College High Faith Logan
Anasuya Lyons 8 Le Corps Est Poésie Short Story Silver Key Deal Middle Anasuya Lyons
Anasuya Lyons 8 Foosteps Short Story Honorable Mention Deal Middle Anasuya Lyons
J. M. 12 Sitting On My Steps Poetry Honorable Mention - J. M.
Angela Ma 11 The Way She Said Forever Short Story Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Angela Ma
Joanna Mak 11 Moonshine Poetry Gold Key Thomas S. Wootton High Joanna Mak
Joanna Mak 11 An Exercise In Gardening Poetry Silver Key Thomas S. Wootton High Joanna Mak
Elizabeth Mccune 12 It's Raining, Lonely in the City, The Little Mermaid Poetry Honorable Mention McLean High Elizabeth Mccune
Elizabeth Mccune 12 Poems Found Around the House, Half-Awake, Suddenly the World Came into Focus, Like the Dust Poetry Honorable Mention McLean High Elizabeth Mccune
Angela Mcglathery 10 Personal Statement Poetry Silver Key Bishop Denis J. O Connell Angela Mcglathery
Angela Mcglathery 10 Good Samaritan Short Story Honorable Mention Bishop Denis J. O Connell Angela Mcglathery
Marcus Mckee 8 Abnormopolis Awaits: A Bob Mcjoe Adventure Humor Honorable Mention Westland Middle Marcus Mckee
Rebecca Merriman-Goldring 11 I, Leaf, Leave Poetry Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Rebecca Merriman-Goldring
Isabel Meyers 11 Make It Burn Science Fiction/Fantasy Silver Key Richard Montgomery High Isabel Meyers
Alison Miller 11 Ink Poetry Honorable Mention Washington-Lee High Alison Miller
Reem Mohamed 11 Role Models, Heroes, They Will Come, Wrong Side of the World Poetry Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Reem Mohamed
Daichi Monma 7 The Game Master Short Story Silver Key Jefferson Middle Daichi Monma
Pegah Moradi 11 Cigarette Poetry Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Pegah Moradi
Pegah Moradi 11 I Ran Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Pegah Moradi
Pegah Moradi 11 Unlikely Poetry Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Pegah Moradi
Kalila Morsink 11 Come, Throw Your Dust On The Quick And The Dead; Red-blooded Dawn Poetry Gold Key Georgetown Day Kalila Morsink
Kalila Morsink 11 Voltaire The Englishman Persuasive Writing Silver Key Georgetown Day Kalila Morsink
Kalila Morsink 11 An Open Letter To Congress Persuasive Writing Honorable Mention Georgetown Day Kalila Morsink
Lauren Mostrom 12 Music Lessons Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Lauren Mostrom
Alexander Mountfield 8 Night Walkers Flash Fiction Silver Key Oneness Family Alexander Mountfield
Alexander Mountfield 8 Live And Relive Flash Fiction Gold Key Oneness Family Alexander Mountfield
Raluca Munteanu 12 My (Extra)Ordinary Place Poetry Honorable Mention Bethesda-Chevy Chase High Raluca Munteanu
Stav Nachum 11 The Abandoned Car Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Stav Nachum
Shreya Nandi 11 To Consider The Inconceivable Poetry Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Shreya Nandi
Erin NewRingeisen 8 Brave Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Twain Middle Erin NewRingeisen
Erin NewRingeisen 8 The Inventor Of Golden Rice: Potential Savior Of Millions Journalism Gold Key Twain Middle Erin NewRingeisen
Miyu Nishio 10 Float Poetry Silver Key Georgetown Day Miyu Nishio
Jonathan Odim 7 Letter To President Obama From The Minister Of Education Persuasive Writing Gold Key Takoma Park Middle Jonathan Odim
Jonathan Odim 7 The Silent Revolution Journalism Honorable Mention Takoma Park Middle Jonathan Odim
Jonathan Odim 7 A Mythological Family Feud Science Fiction/Fantasy Honorable Mention Takoma Park Middle Jonathan Odim
Lily O'Dowd 10 Chewing Gum Short Story Silver Key Bethesda-Chevy Chase High Lily O'Dowd
Abbie Olshin 11 Tragoediam Scriberet, Tragic Little Darlings Poetry Gold Key - Abbie Olshin
Abbie Olshin 11 Paper Cuts, The Seven Beginnings, Nostalgia Poetry Gold Key - Abbie Olshin
Anwar Omeish 12 Openings Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Anwar Omeish
Anwar Omeish 12 Young Woman Found Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Anwar Omeish
Anwar Omeish 12 (american) shooting #445234 Poetry Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Anwar Omeish
Anwar Omeish 12 haberdasher Poetry Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Anwar Omeish
Anwar Omeish 12 Subject: Responding To Iran’s Nuclear Program Persuasive Writing Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Anwar Omeish
Anwar Omeish 12 Wa Bashir Assabireen Poetry Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Anwar Omeish
Anwar Omeish 12 sui caedere; confessions Poetry Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Anwar Omeish
Gillian Page 10 The Night Watchman Short Story Gold Key Georgetown Day Gillian Page
Rachel Page 10 Turtledove Dramatic Script Honorable Mention Woodrow Wilson Senior High Rachel Page
Rachel Page 10 Gallery Walk Dramatic Script Gold Key Woodrow Wilson Senior High Rachel Page
Rachel Page 10 Calypso Dramatic Script Honorable Mention Woodrow Wilson Senior High Rachel Page
Rachel Page 10 Chickens Short Story Gold Key Woodrow Wilson Senior High Rachel Page
Rachel Page 10 Ways To Look At A Photograph Short Story Gold Key, American Voices Nominee Woodrow Wilson Senior High Rachel Page
Anna Parnell 9 Walk Flash Fiction Honorable Mention George Mason High Anna Parnell
Anna Parnell 9 Storm And Mist Poetry Silver Key George Mason High Anna Parnell
Alexa Perlmutter 9 A Window into The Cathedral Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention National Cathedral Alexa Perlmutter
Alexa Perlmutter 9 Why Can't You Help Me? Short Story Honorable Mention National Cathedral Alexa Perlmutter
Miriam Pierson 12 On Mess Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Maret Miriam Pierson
Miriam Pierson 12 Explorations (Sanibel Island Journal Days 1 and 2) Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key Maret Miriam Pierson
Melanie Piller 11 Pressure Flash Fiction Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Melanie Piller
Marissa Poole 11 Them Science Fiction/Fantasy Honorable Mention Damascus High Marissa Poole
Rachel Price 9 Skipping Stones And Chopin Waltzes Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Bishop Ireton Rachel Price
Rachel Price 9 Cautionary Tales Poetry Silver Key Bishop Ireton Rachel Price
Emma Puranen 12 The Woods Bear Witness Poetry Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Emma Puranen
Rosa Pyo 9 Red, The Child From the Ghetto, The Red in Her Hair, The Glass Heart, The Color of Feelings Poetry Honorable Mention Thomas S. Wootton High Rosa Pyo
Sahana Ramani 10 Dollars vs. Pens Persuasive Writing Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Sahana Ramani
Sahana Ramani 10 Fear Of The Roots? Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Sahana Ramani
Emma Rebholz 12 The Eye Of The Beholder Science Fiction/Fantasy Silver Key Quince Orchard High Emma Rebholz
Emma Rebholz 12 ( ) In The Parlor Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Quince Orchard High Emma Rebholz
Celia Reilly 11 Wedding Vows Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Duke Ellington School of the Arts Celia Reilly
Celia Reilly 11 Almost Beautiful Short Story Silver Key Duke Ellington School of the Arts Celia Reilly
Celia Reilly 11 The Forgery Short Story Silver Key Duke Ellington School of the Arts Celia Reilly
Madeleine Remi 12 Safe Science Fiction/Fantasy Honorable Mention The Potomac Madeleine Remi
Madeleine Remi 12 Tested Dramatic Script Honorable Mention The Potomac Madeleine Remi
Annie Rosenthal 11 New Breasts, Less Wrinkles, No Hair: A Danish Teenager Fights Sexist Stereotypes Journalism Silver Key Woodrow Wilson Senior High Annie Rosenthal
Annie Rosenthal 11 Does Suspension Work? An Investigation At One D.C. High School Journalism Honorable Mention Woodrow Wilson Senior High Annie Rosenthal
Halcyon Ruskin 11 Ginger Short Story Honorable Mention Albert Einstein High Halcyon Ruskin
Arda Sahiner 11 Endorphins, Life Goes On, Be Famous Poetry Honorable Mention Thomas S. Wootton High Arda Sahiner
Ben Sarraille 12 A Gentle Wind Poetry Silver Key Sidwell Friends Ben Sarraille
Ben Sarraille 12 To His Coy College Board Poetry Silver Key Sidwell Friends Ben Sarraille
Ben Sarraille 12 The Last Tree Poetry Honorable Mention Sidwell Friends Ben Sarraille
Ben Sarraille 12 Where I Wrote Poetry Silver Key Sidwell Friends Ben Sarraille
Ben Sarraille 12 Thunder Poetry Silver Key Sidwell Friends Ben Sarraille
Ben Sarraille 12 Finish Line Poetry Silver Key Sidwell Friends Ben Sarraille
Ben Sarraille 12 Phantasm Poetry Silver Key Sidwell Friends Ben Sarraille
Ben Sarraille 12 A 15 Line Sonnet: Pretty Cool, Hunh? Poetry Honorable Mention Sidwell Friends Ben Sarraille
Ben Sarraille 12 Parade Poetry Honorable Mention Sidwell Friends Ben Sarraille
Emily Schneider 12 Drive Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Emily Schneider
Kendall Schutzer 12 The Selfie Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Maret Kendall Schutzer
Marriya Schwarz 10 Footprints To The River's Edge Short Story Honorable Mention Oakton High Marriya Schwarz
Ned Schweikert 12 You May Not Believe In Ghosts But They Believe In You Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Yorktown High Ned Schweikert
Ned Schweikert 12 Apartment 13-11 Humor Honorable Mention Yorktown High Ned Schweikert
Ned Schweikert 12 Minutia Flash Fiction Gold Key Yorktown High Ned Schweikert
Anna Seo 12 Prisoner At Birth Short Story Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Anna Seo
Eva Shapiro 10 And I Will Tell You A Story Short Story Gold Key Woodrow Wilson Senior High Eva Shapiro
Eva Shapiro 10 Plans, Not Well Made Flash Fiction Silver Key Woodrow Wilson Senior High Eva Shapiro
Emma Shaughnessy 12 Moon Poetry Silver Key Maret Emma Shaughnessy
Blessed Sheriff 11 Like That, Time Travel, We, Confession Poetry Silver Key Richard Montgomery High Blessed Sheriff
Will Simon 12 At The Bargello Poetry Silver Key Richard Montgomery High Will Simon
Nur Simsek 11 Dusk and Dawn, Puzzle, Forever Broken Poetry Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Nur Simsek
Shea Sion 9 On Again/off Again, A Soul, Matches Poetry Silver Key Holton-Arms Shea Sion
Barrett Smith 12 Salmon Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Duke Ellington School of the Arts Barrett Smith
Barrett Smith 12 Helmets Short Story Silver Key Duke Ellington School of the Arts Barrett Smith
Barrett Smith 12 Magician Of Change Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Duke Ellington School of the Arts Barrett Smith
Barrett Smith 12 When He Talks In His Sleep Poetry Silver Key Duke Ellington School of the Arts Barrett Smith
Barrett Smith 12 Too Tired For Martyrs Short Story Silver Key Duke Ellington School of the Arts Barrett Smith
Barrett Smith 12 Salmon Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Duke Ellington School of the Arts Barrett Smith
Juliet Smith 11 Ivy Poetry Honorable Mention Yorktown High Juliet Smith
Lindsay Smith 9 For Grandma Poetry Gold Key Yorktown High Lindsay Smith
Lindsay Smith 9 My Toes Poetry Silver Key Yorktown High Lindsay Smith
Cynthia Song 10 Sadie Short Story Honorable Mention Richard Montgomery High Cynthia Song
Paulina Song 8 Lily Short Story Honorable Mention Rocky Run Middle Paulina Song
Lily Spiro 10 The After Science Fiction/Fantasy Gold Key Woodson High Lily Spiro
Kaila Stein 10 The Contradiction of Friendship Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Kaila Stein
Tanvir Sublok 10 The Maze Short Story Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Tanvir Sublok
Arjuna Subramanian 11 We Are The Past Short Story Honorable Mention Montgomery Blair High Arjuna Subramanian
Matthew Sun 10 Hyphen Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Matthew Sun
Wendy Sun 12 Acceptance Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Wendy Sun
Wendy Sun 12 I Am Not A Writer Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Wendy Sun
Ariah Tucci 8 Words Of Everythings Poetry Honorable Mention Swanson Middle Ariah Tucci
Katie Van Duyne 11 Wonders Of Winter Poetry Honorable Mention Maret Katie Van Duyne
Aidan Walker 9 Camp Water Short Story Silver Key H-B Woodlawn Aidan Walker
Aidan Walker 9 That Exact Same Vertigo Feeling Short Story Silver Key H-B Woodlawn Aidan Walker
Catherine Wang 11 Red Scarf Ties: Where Loyalties Lie Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Richard Montgomery High Catherine Wang
Sara Warrington 10 Overcoming Intolerance Journalism Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Sara Warrington
Ella Weiner 8 School Shooting Poetry Honorable Mention Deal Middle Ella Weiner
Olenka Wellisz 9 And Utter Madness Ensued. Poetry Honorable Mention Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Olenka Wellisz
Olenka Wellisz 9 Miranda Science Fiction/Fantasy Honorable Mention Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Olenka Wellisz
Julia Wicks 11 Rain, Frank And Alma, Morning Poetry Honorable Mention Washington-Lee High Julia Wicks
Anna Wilson 8 One Ugly Painting (an Excerpt) Short Story Gold Key Deal Middle Anna Wilson
Julia Wilson 12 The Ghosts Of Youth Poetry Honorable Mention Sidwell Friends Julia Wilson
Julia Winkler 8 The Fly On The Wall Short Story Honorable Mention Little Flower Julia Winkler
Julia Winkler 8 The Waterfall Poetry Gold Key Little Flower Julia Winkler
Julia Winkler 8 Broken Glass Poetry Honorable Mention Little Flower Julia Winkler
Megan Wirtz 11 Crossroads Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Georgetown Day Megan Wirtz
Emma Wolfe 10 Calypso's Lament Poetry Honorable Mention Walt Whitman High Emma Wolfe
Emma Wolfe 10 Old Houses Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Walt Whitman High Emma Wolfe
Emma Wolfe 10 Shards Short Story Silver Key Walt Whitman High Emma Wolfe
Emma Wolfe 10 Artisan Short Story Honorable Mention Walt Whitman High Emma Wolfe
Alexander Won 10 A Day Of The Dead Flash Fiction Silver Key Trinity Christian Alexander Won
Alexander Won 10 Skiar The Sky Painter Short Story Honorable Mention Trinity Christian Alexander Won
Alexander Won 10 A Lotus Pond Poetry Silver Key Trinity Christian Alexander Won
Annabelle Woodward 10 Lucy's House Poetry Silver Key Episcopal High Annabelle Woodward
Annabelle Woodward 10 Johnny And His House On Stilts Short Story Honorable Mention Episcopal High Annabelle Woodward
Suzanne Xu 12 The Greatest Award Humor Honorable Mention Richard Montgomery High Suzanne Xu
Suzanne Xu 12 Weeding Short Story Silver Key Richard Montgomery High Suzanne Xu
Suzanne Xu 12 The Spider Woman Science Fiction/Fantasy Honorable Mention Richard Montgomery High Suzanne Xu
Dash Yeatts-lonske 10 The War That Fear Built, This Is Just To Say, The Worst Thing Poetry Honorable Mention Richard Montgomery High Dash Yeatts-lonske
Emma Youcha 12 Squatters Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Yorktown High Emma Youcha
Emma Youcha 12 All The While Flash Fiction Silver Key Yorktown High Emma Youcha
Josephine Yu 10 The Room Poetry Honorable Mention Montgomery Blair High Josephine Yu
Josephine Yu 10 The Hidden Places Short Story Silver Key Montgomery Blair High Josephine Yu
Katherine Zeng 12 Pygmalion Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Richard Montgomery High Katherine Zeng
Anne Zetkulic 7 Cuxhaven Science Fiction/Fantasy Silver Key Jefferson Middle Anne Zetkulic
Emily Zhang 10 Specks Flash Fiction Silver Key Richard Montgomery High Emily Zhang
Emily Zhang 10 Cakes And Catalysts Short Story Honorable Mention Richard Montgomery High Emily Zhang
Emily Zhang 10 Rhubarb And Brambles, Stasis, Ignition Poetry Gold Key Richard Montgomery High Emily Zhang
Emily Zhang 10 Settled, Insiders And Outsiders, Discarded Girls Poetry Gold Key Richard Montgomery High Emily Zhang
Emily Zhang 10 Fall Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Richard Montgomery High Emily Zhang
Vivien Zhu 10 Five Yuan For Five Shots Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Richard Montgomery High Vivien Zhu
Eliza Zizka 8 Copper Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Deal Middle Eliza Zizka
Eliza Zizka 8 Honey Poetry Silver Key Deal Middle Eliza Zizka
Eliza Zizka 8 Poems Poetry Honorable Mention Deal Middle Eliza Zizka
Eliza Zizka 8 Grammar Police Radio Show Dramatic Script Silver Key Deal Middle Eliza Zizka
Eliza Zizka 8 I Like Fire Poetry Honorable Mention Deal Middle Eliza Zizka
Eliza Zizka 8 Ninja Rubber Ducky Play Dramatic Script Silver Key Deal Middle Eliza Zizka

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