Washington DC Metro Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 2015!

Congratulations to the Writing Recipients of the 2015 DC Metro Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!

Below is the full list of works recognized in writing in the DC Metro Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. A panel of novelists, editors, teachers, poets, librarians, journalists, and other professional writers has selected these works &mdash: from more than 1,000 submitted this year &mdash: as the most exceptional in the region.

The Busboys and Poets $1,000 Senior Portfolio Scholarship...

recipient is Pooja Chandrashekar for her collection “The Road to Discovery.” Every year graduating seniors are invited to submit of portfolio of work and this year Pooja’s was selected by Busboys and Poets Director of Poetry Events Bomani Armah as the most outstanding out of a very competitive pool of portfolios. He described her portfolio as “absolutely amazing writing.”

The $300 Edward P. Jones Young Writer Award…

goes to Anthony Robinson’s piece of Flash Fiction, “Him.”

The Writopia One-Act Wonder Award...

goes to Emily Zhang for her dramatic script “One Mississippi,” which will be produced Off-Broadway in May 2015 as part of Writopia Lab’s World Wide Plays Festival.

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 pieces will be awarded a National American Voices Medal after it goes through national adjudication.

79 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 Art & Writing Awards and considered for national recognition.

131 Silver Keys...

were awarded to distinguished works in the region.

208 Honorable Mentions...

were awarded to promising works in the region.

All Recipients...

Awards recipients listed alphabetically below.
NAME GRADE WORK TITLE CATEGORY AWARD SCHOOL
Chidera Abii 12 The Holy Trinity Poetry Honorable Mention Our Lady of Good Counsel High School
Tara Abrishami 12 Extraterrestrial Life, Love, and Perfidious Kittens: A Writer’s Confession of A Normal Evening Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology
Tara Abrishami 12 Friday-night Musings Poetry Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology
Adele Adabunu 10 Threaded. Poetry Silver Key Hayfield Secondary School
Shadin Ahmed 12 My Name Poetry Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology
Katherine Ahn 10 Housecats, Histrionics, and the SAT Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Katherine Ahn 10 An Umami Kind of Quiet Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Lilly Akhtarzandi-Das 8 That Silly Old Red Balloon Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Washington International School - Tregaron Campus
Konika Akter 8 i used to be, but now I am Poetry Honorable Mention Swanson Middle School
Yasmin Alamdeen 10 Garden of Love Poetry Honorable Mention Holton-Arms School
Maddie Albro 10 The Quirks and Mishaps of Berkeley Hotel - Excerpt Dramatic Script Silver Key Washington-Lee High School
Jordann Allen 12 Saccharine Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Duval High School
Carol Anderson 11 Event Horizon Short Story Honorable Mention Fairfax High School
Elena Asofsky 10 5 Senses Poetry Silver Key Quince Orchard High School
Elena Asofsky 10 The Bathroom Salon Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Quince Orchard High School
Elena Asofsky 10 Joseph Poetry Gold Key Quince Orchard High School
Pranav Baderdinni 12 Tall and Straight Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Suzie Bae 10 The Broken Bu-chae Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Mei Baek 9 Clockwork Flash Fiction Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Mei Baek 9 Grandmother Poetry Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Sarah Baldino 9 Upon the Eighth Hour Poetry Silver Key Sidwell Friends School
Sarah Baldino 9 Wonderland Poetry Silver Key Sidwell Friends School
Joon Bang 9 Dumpling Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Poolesville High School
Via Barr 9 Daffodils Flash Fiction Silver Key School Without Walls Senior High School
Via Barr 9 Choices Science Fiction/Fantasy Gold Key School Without Walls Senior High School
Via Barr 9 Beginnings Short Story Honorable Mention School Without Walls Senior High School
Alexandra Bass 12 Just Al Journalism Silver Key Maret School
Zara Batalvi 10 Fertilizer Poetry Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Zara Batalvi 10 A Letter To the Future Daughter I Might Never Have Poetry Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Simran Batra 12 The Story of Sluts: Slut-Shaming Presented as a Human Rights Violation Critical Essay Silver Key Robert E Lee High School
Sarah Benson 11 The Trial of Baby Face Campbell Dramatic Script Silver Key South County High
Ellie Berenson 8 The Tale of the Short-Lived Bubble Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Swanson Middle School
Daniel Berger 11 Broke or Broken Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Georgetown Day School
Daniel Berger 11 Focalin XR, 15mg: An Ode to Add Poetry Silver Key Georgetown Day School
Ian Berlin 8 A Colossal Casting Call Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Maret School
Lauren Bontempo 12 Utopia Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Winston Churchill High School
Lauren Bontempo 12 A Flower Shall Grow Again Short Story Honorable Mention Winston Churchill High School
Nico Bosquet 7 Facing Phobias Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Deal Middle School
Nia Boulware 11 Saturday Notes to my Little Brother Poetry Gold Key Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Nia Boulware 11 Williams Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Whitney Bowen 8 Click Flash Fiction Gold Key The Potomac School
Erin Bowles 12 Out Dramatic Script Honorable Mention Poolesville High School
Erin Bowles 12 Senior Dramatic Writing Portfolio Writing Portfolio Honorable Mention Poolesville High School
Mariah Bowman 12 Backstage, Elder to Younger Poetry Silver Key Yorktown High School
Mickayla Brandao 10 Racism Poetry Silver Key T.C. Williams High School
Janetta Brundage 10 Chop Flash Fiction Silver Key Richard Montgomery High School
Catherine Burke 9 The Coffee Poetry Gold Key The Potomac School
Ayleen Cameron 8 Dust on the Moon Poetry Honorable Mention National Cathedral School
Ayleen Cameron 8 The Little Men Poetry Honorable Mention National Cathedral School
Jesse Cao 11 All Present Efforts Poetry Honorable Mention Walt Whitman High School
Jesse Cao 11 In the Way Things Turn Out and Nobody's Gonna Know Your Name Poetry Honorable Mention Walt Whitman High School
Jesse Cao 11 Named Poetry Honorable Mention Walt Whitman High School
Jesse Cao 11 Deli Down the Street and The Circulator Poetry Honorable Mention Walt Whitman High School
Jesse Cao 11 May Bygones Be Loved Poetry Honorable Mention Walt Whitman High School
Jesse Cao 11 Bath Poetry Honorable Mention Walt Whitman High School
Jesse Cao 11 Your Hermitage and Implosion, Mel Poetry Silver Key Walt Whitman High School
Jesse Cao 11 A Summertime Fantasy Poetry Honorable Mention Walt Whitman High School
Alice Castillo 10 Stained Glass Short Story Honorable Mention George Mason High School
Alice Castillo 10 Snowfall Short Story Silver Key George Mason High School
Alice Castillo 10 Wings Flash Fiction Silver Key George Mason High School
Annie Castillo 8 Find Your Star Poetry Honorable Mention Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School
Annie Castillo 8 Do you remember? Poetry Honorable Mention Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School
Annie Castillo 8 This Poetry Silver Key Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School
Annie Castillo 8 Muse Poetry Silver Key Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School
Annie Castillo 8 Dreaming Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School
Caroline Caterini 12 About A Painting - Inspired by Camille Pissarro’s The Louvre, Morning, Rainy Weather Poetry Honorable Mention Stone Ridge School of the Sacred
Shani Cave 12 Food is Heaven Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Pooja Chandrashekar 12 A Thousand Dresses Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Pooja Chandrashekar 12 Numbered Short Story Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Pooja Chandrashekar 12 The Road to Discovery Writing Portfolio Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Pooja Chandrashekar 12 Accented by Differences Critical Essay Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Yujing Chang 7 I Still Remember Short Story Silver Key Rachel Carson Middle School
Natalie Chao 11 Time Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Northwest High School
Natalie Chao 11 Backstage Short Story Gold Key Northwest High School
Natalie Chao 11 Cheerios Poetry Honorable Mention Northwest High School
Natalie Chao 11 Erosion Poetry Gold Key Northwest High School
Natalie Chao 11 Six Homes Without My Name Flash Fiction Silver Key Northwest High School
Sambuddha Chattopadhyay 10 The Festival of Colors Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Montgomery Blair High School
Larry Cheeks 11 Life without Mom and Dad Short Story Honorable Mention SEED School of Washington, DC PCS
Constance Chen 12 Rememory Poetry Honorable Mention Richard Montgomery High School
Grace Cheung 11 Letter of Love Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key Richard Montgomery High School
Grace Cheung 11 Woman, the Backbone of Society: Lord of the Flies as a Feminist Work Critical Essay Honorable Mention Richard Montgomery High School
Lauren Chineme 7 Coming of the Age to Understand Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key Deal Middle School
William Cho 7 Fairy Tale Report Humor Silver Key St. Albans School
Emma Choi 9 The Girl and the Window Short Story Honorable Mention Marshall High School
Jiwon Choi 12 Barbie, Learn to Code for Yourself Journalism Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology
William Choi 11 Stupid Silly Subjectivity Short Story Honorable Mention Sidwell Friends School
Allie Christman 10 Land of the Dead Poetry Honorable Mention Commonwealth Academy
Abbi Conklin 10 The Light Poetry Honorable Mention South County High
Leigh Cook 12 I am a tree Poetry Honorable Mention Montgomery Blair High School
Leigh Cook 12 Fragments Poetry Honorable Mention Montgomery Blair High School
Antea Cooper 11 Words of a Life Remembered Short Story Honorable Mention Hayfield Secondary School
Antea Cooper 11 The Art of Dancing Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Hayfield Secondary School
Sydney Covitz 11 Crayons Poetry Silver Key Maret School
Sydney Covitz 11 Prioritizing Identifiers and Placements of Loyalties Critical Essay Honorable Mention Maret School
Cheyenne Curley 10 Agros’ Tail Short Story Honorable Mention Stone Ridge School of the Sacred
Olivia Dabich 11 Russian Dolls Poetry Honorable Mention Marshall High School
Olivia Dabich 11 The Girl Who Found My Poems Short Story Gold Key Marshall High School
Olivia Dabich 11 From a Mother to Her Daughter Poetry Honorable Mention Marshall High School
Olivia Dabich 11 The Day Men Fell From the Sky Poetry Silver Key Marshall High School
Olivia Dabich 11 Dear Psychiatrist, Poetry Gold Key Marshall High School
Olivia Dabich 11 A Defector and Family's Guide to the Aftermath of Defection from North Korea Flash Fiction Gold Key Marshall High School
Noha Darwish 10 The Revolution Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Northwest High School
Debi Das 11 Momentary Relapse Short Story Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology
Jacqueline DeBruler 8 Old House Poetry Silver Key Hayfield Secondary School
Heather DeMocker 11 Kind of Girl Poetry Honorable Mention Montgomery Blair High School
Deepshika Dhansekar 10 Learning to Make Biriyani Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Sophia Diggs-Galligan 9 Denial Poetry Honorable Mention School Without Walls Senior High School
Sophia Diggs-Galligan 9 Sky Poetry Honorable Mention School Without Walls Senior High School
Sophia Diggs-Galligan 9 She will be, When god was just a little girl, Thrall Poetry Honorable Mention School Without Walls Senior High School
Sophia Diggs-Galligan 9 Summer Rains Poetry Honorable Mention School Without Walls Senior High School
Sophia Diggs-Galligan 9 I will tell my children all the lies I believed Poetry Gold Key School Without Walls Senior High School
Sophia Diggs-Galligan 9 Negative Confessions Poetry Silver Key School Without Walls Senior High School
Megan Do 11 A Familial Affair, September, Night Owl Poetry Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Aline Dolinh 11 High School Theatre, Immigrant Pinks, Multidisciplinary Theories on Love, 2010 Poetry Silver Key Oakton High School
Maddie Donley 12 Autumn Wind Poetry Silver Key Yorktown High School
Maddie Donley 12 Housewife's Burden Short Story Honorable Mention Yorktown High School
Maddie Donley 12 To Lily/To You Poetry Silver Key Yorktown High School
Erik Donnelly 7 Two Shots Into the Darkness Dramatic Script Silver Key Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School
Jasmine Donohue-Ozyar 8 Fyodor Orlov Short Story Honorable Mention Westland Middle School
Madison Dramstad 7 I Will Dance With the Prince Science Fiction/Fantasy Honorable Mention Jefferson Middle School
Logan Dreher 12 The Edge of the Sky Short Story Silver Key James Hubert Blake High School
Logan Dreher 12 For a Dog Short Story Silver Key James Hubert Blake High School
Kate DuBois 7 The Invisible Boy Short Story Honorable Mention Jefferson Middle School
Olivia DuCharme 11 Found Poetry Honorable Mention Woodson High School
Natalie Edmonds 8 Wonderland Poetry Gold Key Westland Middle School
Belen Edwards 11 Blackout Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Washington International School - Tregaron Campus
Jana El-Sayed 10 Just Like My Mother Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Cleo Elizabeth-Robertson 12 Between The Lines Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Woodson High School
Cleo Elizabeth-Robertson 12 Self-Portrait In Third Person Poetry Gold Key Woodson High School
D Ertem 8 The Void Science Fiction/Fantasy Silver Key Lowell School
Elli Esher 11 Inside Her Closet Short Story Honorable Mention -
Colin Evans 12 A Narrative That Rises In Me Poetry Honorable Mention Yorktown High School
Sophie Ewing 9 The Djinn and the Sparrow Science Fiction/Fantasy Silver Key Sidwell Friends School
Sophie Ewing 9 A Career Change Science Fiction/Fantasy Honorable Mention Sidwell Friends School
Sophie Ewing 9 Valentine's Day Science Fiction/Fantasy Honorable Mention Sidwell Friends School
Jenny Fiedler 11 Wendy Flash Fiction Honorable Mention West Potomac High School
Clare Fitzgerald 8 Philippic Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Silver Spring International Middle School
Colleen Flanagan 12 Lana Poetry Gold Key Herndon High School
Julia Flynn 9 Love and Fear Science Fiction/Fantasy Silver Key Washington-Lee High School
Julia Flynn 9 The Eye Science Fiction/Fantasy Honorable Mention Washington-Lee High School
Edward Fortunato 12 White Winter Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology
Isabella Fowler 10 The Traveler, The Storm, Still Nature Loves Tradition Poetry Honorable Mention Oakcrest School
Quintin Frerichs 12 The Stone House Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Isabella Frymoyer 8 Thing of Beauty Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key Swanson Middle School
Isabella Frymoyer 8 A Sliver of Silence Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Swanson Middle School
Isabella Frymoyer 8 A Big World Poetry Honorable Mention Swanson Middle School
Luka Gabitsinashvili 8 Where I Am From Poetry Honorable Mention Swanson Middle School
Dana Gerber 9 Thoughts on Knowing a Thirteen-Year-Old Non-Virgin Poetry Gold Key Walter Johnson High School
Dana Gerber 9 In This Dream Poetry Honorable Mention Walter Johnson High School
Nicholas Gigot 11 Monkeys with Cameras Critical Essay Gold Key St. Albans School
Emily Goff 10 Delicate Flash Poetry Honorable Mention Herndon High School
Samantha Greene 11 The Poet's Guide to 2AM Short Story Honorable Mention Falls Church High School
Aliana Gungor 12 To Admissions Officers, With Love Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Richa Gupta 10 The Gray Area Poetry Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Daniel Halpert 8 Going Through the Motions Flash Fiction Gold Key Maret School
Margot Hanclich 12 Infinite Coda Poetry Gold Key Yorktown High School
Margot Hanclich 12 Psalm; Canticle of Homo Sapiens Poetry Honorable Mention Yorktown High School
Margot Hanclich 12 Cinderella's Horses Poetry Silver Key Yorktown High School
Margot Hanclich 12 Writing Portfolio Writing Portfolio Honorable Mention Yorktown High School
Margot Hanclich 12 (Ear)Worm Short Story Silver Key Yorktown High School
Matthew Harrington 9 Ahmad Tei Dramatic Script Silver Key Marshall High School
Haley Hassell 11 bandages Poetry Gold Key St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School
Haley Hassell 11 Small Town Longing Poetry Gold Key St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School
Haley Hassell 11 The Little Things Poetry Gold Key St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School
Haley Hassell 11 Realizations Poetry Honorable Mention St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School
Haley Hassell 11 we were both scared to wear swimsuits Poetry Silver Key St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School
Caroline Heilbrun 12 No Child Should Be Left Inside Critical Essay Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Emily Herman 10 Actor Short Story Honorable Mention Chantilly High School
Sophia Higgins 11 Can Machines Think? Critical Essay Honorable Mention Walt Whitman High School
Sophia Higgins 11 Numb Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Walt Whitman High School
Thomas Hill 12 Scarecrow Poetry Silver Key Col. Zadok Magruder High School
Thomas Hill 12 Legend Poetry Honorable Mention Col. Zadok Magruder High School
Elyse Hoffman 12 There's No Such Thing As Monsters Flash Fiction Honorable Mention West Potomac High School
Elyse Hoffman 12 Under the Carpet Short Story Silver Key West Potomac High School
Elyse Hoffman 12 Freundschaftbezeigungen Short Story Silver Key West Potomac High School
Elyse Hoffman 12 Malenki Flash Fiction Silver Key West Potomac High School
Nina Holtz 11 Eva Science Fiction/Fantasy Silver Key Richard Montgomery High School
Joyce Hong 11 Summertime Cicadas Short Story Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Mae Hunt 10 Barred Flash Fiction Gold Key The Madeira School
Mae Hunt 10 Cautionary Verbs Flash Fiction Silver Key The Madeira School
Frederick Ignacio 12 Father's Day Short Story Gold Key Northwood High School
D J 12 Counting Poetry Silver Key -
Gavrielle Jacobovitz 11 To Do List Flash Fiction Gold Key Woodrow Wilson Senior High School
Gavrielle Jacobovitz 11 The Shell Short Story Silver Key Woodrow Wilson Senior High School
Susanqi Jiang 12 Margaret Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Richard Montgomery High School
Susanqi Jiang 12 Dumplings Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Richard Montgomery High School
Susanqi Jiang 12 The Art Stool Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Richard Montgomery High School
Katrina Junta 12 Sweetness in Recovery Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Rebecca Kachman 7 Compilation: Poems about Nonconformity and Fighting Poetry Gold Key Sidwell Friends School
Samiksha Kale 8 3-2-1 Fun, My Spark of Inspiration, The Jewel of India, Wretched Soul Poetry Gold Key Kilmer Middle School
Hriday Kamshatti 12 Anjaiah Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Ellen Kan 12 Testing Endurance Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Chase Kappeler 8 Wild Fires Poetry Silver Key Hayfield Secondary School
Raya Kenney 7 Something Science Fiction/Fantasy Honorable Mention -
Raya Kenney 7 Taken From a Picture Short Story Honorable Mention -
Ahnaf Khan 10 My Song Of Bangladesh Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Emmalyn Kim 8 Traits of Nature Collection Poetry Silver Key Kilmer Middle School
Emmalyn Kim 8 Doorbell Possibilities Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Kilmer Middle School
Min Seong Kim 11 Salad Bowl Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Flint Hill Highschool
Min Seong Kim 11 Economics of Immigration: Cost-Benefit Approach to Illegal Immigration and the Labor Market Critical Essay Honorable Mention Flint Hill Highschool
Ema Klugman 12 Enjoying the Present Flash Fiction Silver Key Maret School
Alex Knapper 9 The Dark Below Science Fiction/Fantasy Silver Key St. Albans School
Antonia Kotliarov 8 Light At The End Of The Tunnel. Short Story Honorable Mention Gunston Middle School
Kirthi Kumar 7 Breathe Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Nysmith School for the Gifted
Kirthi Kumar 7 Consider our Rights, NSA! Critical Essay Honorable Mention Nysmith School for the Gifted
Sofia Laguarda 11 Please Curb Your Dog Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Sidwell Friends School
Sofia Laguarda 11 Mother Earth Humor Honorable Mention Sidwell Friends School
Sofia Laguarda 11 Doll Funeral Flash Fiction Silver Key Sidwell Friends School
Sofia Laguarda 11 The Pope Tweets (And Other Thoughts on God) Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key, American Voices Nominee Sidwell Friends School
Josh Landweber 7 Beacon Science Fiction/Fantasy Honorable Mention Deal Middle School
Jennifer Lee 11 A World of Light Short Story Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology
Eloise Lindblom 12 A Master of Impressionism Poetry Honorable Mention Albert Einstein High School
Caitlyn Ling 10 Bound Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Caitlyn Ling 10 Of the Shunned Poetry Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Cynthia Liu 11 Ellipses Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Montgomery Blair High School
Henry Lozano 9 DANGER Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Marisa Lu 12 Presenting: Headless Chick(en) on Ice Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Winston Churchill High School
Joanna Mak 12 on moonlighting the evil eye Poetry Silver Key Thomas S. Wootton High School
Eliza Malakoff 12 Click! Poetry Silver Key T.C. Williams High School
Eliza Malakoff 12 Lenses: An Exploration of Authenticity, Identity, and Illusion Writing Portfolio Honorable Mention T.C. Williams High School
Santiago Mallan 11 The Lighthouse Keeper Short Story Gold Key H-B Woodlawn
Quinn Malone 10 Untitled Beauty Poetry Honorable Mention Quince Orchard High School
Edward Maloney 10 The Pacific Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Edward Maloney 10 Once to New Mexico Flash Fiction Gold Key Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Edward Maloney 10 Pill Bottles Flash Fiction Silver Key Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Yamini Manikoth 7 Dead Dreams Poetry Honorable Mention Lakelands Park Middle School
Hannah Masling 7 A Little Stronger Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key Deal Middle School
Eric Matsumoto 12 I Remember Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Maret School
Jennifer McLish 11 The War on Children Poetry Honorable Mention Maret School
Jennifer McLish 11 The Fountain of Youth Poetry Gold Key Maret School
Rebecca Merriman-Goldring 12 Life in Context Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology
Isabel Meyers 12 The Well Science Fiction/Fantasy Honorable Mention Richard Montgomery High School
Isabel Meyers 12 Bra Breaker Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Richard Montgomery High School
Alison Miller 12 Persimmonininability Writing Portfolio Honorable Mention Washington-Lee High School
Krysta Miller 10 Poetry Poetry Silver Key Covenant Life School
Kalila Morsink 12 And Down They All Fell Short Story Silver Key Georgetown Day School
Tess Mortell 7 Bangs Flash Fiction Silver Key Washington Latin PCS - 16th Street Campus
Claire Moy 9 Made to Dance Short Story Silver Key Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Shreya Nandi 12 Questions: Identification, Gender Norm Poetry Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Anna Nardello 7 A Hundred Personalities Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key Deal Middle School
Nicole Nelkin 10 A Real Superhero: Why Marvel Studios Needs to Make a Film About Black Widow Critical Essay Silver Key -
Malina Nelson 7 Paper Cranes Short Story Gold Key Gunston Middle School
Kalina Newman 12 Writing Portfolio Writing Portfolio Gold Key Yorktown High School
Kalina Newman 12 A Ratty Valentines Humor Gold Key Yorktown High School
Kalina Newman 12 1:00 AM, August 11th Poetry Honorable Mention Yorktown High School
Kalina Newman 12 Thick Thighs Save Lives Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Yorktown High School
Christine Nguyen 10 Best Friends Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Falls Church High School
Luke Nogueira 10 Accents Poetry Silver Key Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Luke Nogueira 10 1967 Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Grace Noll 7 Blue Rose Science Fiction/Fantasy Gold Key Maret School
Lily O'Dowd 11 The Amazing Charlamire Short Story Honorable Mention Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Lily O'Dowd 11 Scout's Honor Humor Silver Key Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Lily O'Dowd 11 Argo On His Own Humor Honorable Mention Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Jonathan Odim 8 Bullies And Crushes Critical Essay Honorable Mention Takoma Park Middle School
Jonathan Odim 8 Letter To Joshua Starr Superintendent Mcps Critical Essay Honorable Mention Takoma Park Middle School
Jonathan Odim 8 A Thanksgiving Suprise: Brotherly Love Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Takoma Park Middle School
Danielle Oh 12 I Already Know Poetry Silver Key Marshall High School
Danielle Oh 12 Parasitic Bullets Poetry Honorable Mention Marshall High School
Makayla Ollivierre 8 My Very Own Hazel Grace Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Rosa M. Parks Middle School
Abigail Olshin 12 Fragmented Friends, Death's Side of the Bed Poetry Honorable Mention -
Emily Orem 8 Dandelion Poetry Honorable Mention Blessed Sacrament Elementary School
Emily Orem 8 No Blackberries Here Poetry Honorable Mention Blessed Sacrament Elementary School
Abigail Page 9 Big Girls Don't Have Boyfriends Poetry Honorable Mention Falls Church High School
Gillian Page 11 Chess Pieces Short Story Gold Key, American Voices Nominee Georgetown Day School
Rachel Page 11 Islands Short Story Gold Key Woodrow Wilson Senior High School
Rachel Page 11 Cats Short Story Gold Key, American Voices Nominee Woodrow Wilson Senior High School
Anna Parnell 10 Petrichor Poetry Silver Key George Mason High School
Anna Parnell 10 To Icarus In Flight Poetry Silver Key George Mason High School
Anna Parnell 10 Song of the Ocean Poetry Honorable Mention George Mason High School
Maya Pearson 11 If I Asked You to Jump Off a Cliff Science Fiction/Fantasy Silver Key Robinson Secondary
Alexa Perlmutter 10 Escaping Adulthood Poetry Honorable Mention National Cathedral School
Thalia Peters 7 New Name Short Story Honorable Mention Julius West Middle School
Julia Phaltankar 10 One Language Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School
Olivia Pickens 7 A Christmas Gift Flash Fiction Silver Key Deal Middle School
Nicholas Poole 10 Exploring Ourselves Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Fairfax High School
Rachel Price 10 Societal Fallacy Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Bishop Ireton
Jasper Prouvost 12 Capsize Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Maret School
Rosa Pyo 10 As Ever Poetry Honorable Mention Thomas S. Wootton High School
Anjali Ravi 12 Niagara, Searching for remnants Poetry Silver Key Thomas S. Wootton High School
Anjali Ravi 12 Alphabet Soup Poetry Gold Key Thomas S. Wootton High School
Anjali Ravi 12 Hiroshima Short Story Silver Key Thomas S. Wootton High School
Anjali Ravi 12 Our Ghosts Poetry Silver Key Thomas S. Wootton High School
Anjali Ravi 12 Threshold Writing Portfolio Silver Key Thomas S. Wootton High School
Anthony Robinson 9 Him. Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Robert Rose 12 Pride & Watchmen Poetry Silver Key Montgomery Blair High School
Annie Rosenthal 12 Have a Little Faith: The 91-Year-Old Ex-Broadway Star Who Keeps Trying to Save DC Journalism Silver Key Woodrow Wilson Senior High School
Annie Rosenthal 12 Dear Prospective Female Student: A Satirical Letter from the U-Va. Admissions Office Humor Honorable Mention Woodrow Wilson Senior High School
Annie Rosenthal 12 The Real Victims of the Westboro Baptist Church Critical Essay Silver Key Woodrow Wilson Senior High School
Annie Rosenthal 12 The Good Guys of Punk: Fugazi Looks Back on Wilson and the Birth of DC Punk Journalism Gold Key Woodrow Wilson Senior High School
Annie Rosenthal 12 Principal Cartwright Comes Out As Gay at LGBTQ Pride Day Journalism Honorable Mention Woodrow Wilson Senior High School
Annie Rosenthal 12 Bug Baby Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Woodrow Wilson Senior High School
Hannah Rosman 8 Princess Me! Humor Honorable Mention Swanson Middle School
Arda Sahiner 12 TOK TIK Poetry Honorable Mention Thomas S. Wootton High School
Elie Salem 7 Bull Run Campout Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Deal Middle School
Neeka Samimi 8 Familiar Nothing Science Fiction/Fantasy Honorable Mention Kenmore Middle School
Neeka Samimi 8 After Ada Short Story Silver Key Kenmore Middle School
Jules Schifferes 11 Nausea Poetry Honorable Mention Edmund Burke School
Joanna Schroeder 11 America The Beautiful Flash Fiction Gold Key Yorktown High School
Joanna Schroeder 11 The Real Housewives of Boston: 1775 Humor Silver Key Yorktown High School
Joanna Schroeder 11 Girly Short Story Silver Key Yorktown High School
Marriya Schwarz 11 We Have a Lot in Common, Mr. Banner Dramatic Script Honorable Mention Oakton High School
Marriya Schwarz 11 Sergeant Teddy Short Story Honorable Mention Oakton High School
Nancy Scofield 11 Lemon Sorbet Short Story Honorable Mention Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Giulia Setola 7 Our Own Tabula Rasa Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Deal Middle School
Fonda Shen 10 Gunman Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Richard Montgomery High School
Blessed Sheriff 12 Memoirs on Despair Poetry Silver Key Richard Montgomery High School
Daniela Shia-Sevilla 10 Something To Argue For Poetry Gold Key Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Eva Silverman 11 The Queen Poetry Honorable Mention School for Tomorrow
Eva Silverman 11 Reconciliation Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention School for Tomorrow
Shea Sion 10 Free Flash Fiction Silver Key Holton-Arms School
Paulina Song 9 Easter Lily Short Story Honorable Mention National Cathedral School
Paulina Song 9 You Are My Sunshine Short Story Gold Key National Cathedral School
Paulina Song 9 Unfulfilled Feelings Flash Fiction Honorable Mention National Cathedral School
Diana Carolina Sosa 12 Cultural Diffusion and Some Confusion Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Westfield High School
Maddie Sparrow 10 Adventure, Resilience Poetry Honorable Mention Stone Ridge School of the Sacred
Claire Spaulding 12 Looking at the Metamorphosis of Girl Into Laurel Tree Poetry Gold Key Washington-Lee High School
Claire Spaulding 12 Leftovers for Homecoming Science Fiction/Fantasy Honorable Mention Washington-Lee High School
Claire Spaulding 12 Between the Mountain Science Fiction/Fantasy Gold Key Washington-Lee High School
Claire Spaulding 12 Girls from Edges and Corners Writing Portfolio Silver Key Washington-Lee High School
Keighan Speer 10 And Who Was I Poetry Honorable Mention South County High
Lily Spiro 11 Wake Eternal Excerpt Dramatic Script Honorable Mention Woodson High School
Savannah Steblein 12 Who Am I? Poetry Silver Key Fairfax High School
Naomi Steinglass 8 Lila Flash Fiction Silver Key Lowell School
Coco Strassberg 10 The Man Who Sees the Storm Science Fiction/Fantasy Honorable Mention Maret School
Sofia Suardi 7 King of Sumer: an Inside View Short Story Honorable Mention Deal Middle School
Sofia Suardi 7 Letter to the Queen of Anylandia Critical Essay Silver Key Deal Middle School
Sofia Suardi 7 Awful Sister Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Deal Middle School
Christian Tae 12 Stories Told With Ginseng Tea Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Julia Tallon 11 Yellow Eyes Science Fiction/Fantasy Honorable Mention James Hubert Blake High School
Shawal Tariq 10 No Arms No Legs Poetry Honorable Mention Washington-Lee High School
Rapha Tenembaum 8 A Spiky Shell With a Teardrop Inside Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention -
Ashley Thieme 12 Words, Lies, 1 in 5 Poetry Honorable Mention Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Ashley Thieme 12 Exams Humor Honorable Mention Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Sarah Thomas 12 Reconciling Science and the Christian Faith Critical Essay Honorable Mention Paul VI Catholic High School
Sarah Thomas 12 Listen Closely Critical Essay Honorable Mention Paul VI Catholic High School
Sarah Thomas 12 India Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Paul VI Catholic High School
Sarah Thomas 12 Solamente Poetry Silver Key Paul VI Catholic High School
Katharine Threat 11 Inhalation Poetry Honorable Mention Quince Orchard High School
Katharine Threat 11 Before You Go Poetry Silver Key Quince Orchard High School
Katharine Threat 11 What Cascades from the Eyes of the Lonely Poetry Honorable Mention Quince Orchard High School
Emily Tian 8 Constellations Poetry Gold Key Holton-Arms School
Rocky Tonkel 11 Snow Day Flash Fiction Silver Key Maret School
Bradley Trumpfheller 12 Prattville, AL Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key Yorktown High School
Bradley Trumpfheller 12 satellite ii (an elegy for laika) Poetry Silver Key Yorktown High School
Bradley Trumpfheller 12 Requiem Poetry Honorable Mention Yorktown High School
Bradley Trumpfheller 12 Writing Portfolio Writing Portfolio Silver Key Yorktown High School
Bradley Trumpfheller 12 The Artists Dreams in Broken Rainbows Poetry Honorable Mention Yorktown High School
Bradley Trumpfheller 12 Empty Houses Dramatic Script Honorable Mention Yorktown High School
Thinh Tu 10 Memories Of Mangos Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Taylan Tunçata 11 Society’s Existential Crisis: The Significance of Cinema in Weimar Germany Critical Essay Gold Key Maret School
Hanna Un 10 Permanent Stains Short Story Honorable Mention Lake Braddock Secondary
Tristan Varma 11 Seasons Poetry Silver Key Robinson Secondary
Masha Vasilchenko 8 Never Short Story Honorable Mention Robert Frost Middle School
Kalinda Vathupola 12 Manhattan Chase Science Fiction/Fantasy Gold Key Northwest High School
Kalinda Vathupola 12 On the Alarming Rise of Pseudo-Intellectualism Among Consumers of Popular Communications Media Humor Silver Key Northwest High School
Paul Velasco 7 The Challenge Flash Fiction Silver Key Jefferson Middle School
Paul Velasco 7 All-Day Detention Humor Honorable Mention Jefferson Middle School
Kaycie Wang 10 I Smile Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Episcopal High School
Peiqi Wang 8 A False Dichotomy: Privacy and Security in the Digital Age Critical Essay Gold Key Rachel Carson Middle School
Lydia Wei 7 How To Live Poetry Honorable Mention Eastern Middle School
Anna Weidman 12 Rainbow Tie-Dye and Denim Personal Essay/Memoir Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Anna Weidman 12 Trends: #Feminism Journalism Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Ella Weiner 9 A lovely alphabet Poetry Silver Key School Without Walls Senior High School
Ella Weiner 9 The bereft man's art show Poetry Gold Key School Without Walls Senior High School
Naomi Weintraub 12 Six- Sided Constellation Poetry Honorable Mention Montgomery Blair High School
Olenka Wellisz 10 Remember The Night Poetry Honorable Mention Stone Ridge School of the Sacred
Olenka Wellisz 10 A Treatise On Misandry And Its Justifications Humor Honorable Mention Stone Ridge School of the Sacred
Olenka Wellisz 10 Orthodontics Short Story Silver Key Stone Ridge School of the Sacred
Olenka Wellisz 10 Cucumbers Short Story Silver Key Stone Ridge School of the Sacred
Amanda Wessel 11 Diverging from the public school system Journalism Gold Key Montgomery Blair High School
America Williams 7 Exhilaration Galor! Personal Essay/Memoir Silver Key Deal Middle School
Mary-Kate Wilson 7 Flowers//Hands Short Story Silver Key Washington Latin PCS - 16th Street Campus
Mary-Kate Wilson 7 My Mouth Will Be the Ocean, Bones Poetry Gold Key Washington Latin PCS - 16th Street Campus
Megan Wirtz 12 Collaged Masterpiece Flash Fiction Gold Key Georgetown Day School
Mark Wise 10 Reverse the Hourglass Poetry Honorable Mention Damascus High School
Emma Wolfe 11 Star-Crossed (lovers?) Poetry Honorable Mention Walt Whitman High School
Emma Wolfe 11 Mirage; Dog Days Poetry Honorable Mention Walt Whitman High School
Emma Wolfe 11 Migration Short Story Honorable Mention Walt Whitman High School
Hana Wong 7 My Sketchbook Science Fiction/Fantasy Silver Key Twain Middle School
Annabelle Woodward 11 Idaho Short Story Honorable Mention Episcopal High School
Annabelle Woodward 11 Revelations on the L.I.E. Short Story Gold Key Episcopal High School
Elizabeth Woolford 10 Failure Poetry Honorable Mention Yorktown High School
Elizabeth Woolford 10 Heaven Poetry Honorable Mention Yorktown High School
Elizabeth Woolford 10 The Indigo Sky Poetry Silver Key Yorktown High School
Elizabeth Woolford 10 Fall Poetry Gold Key Yorktown High School
Michael Woon 12 Keep The Internet Free Critical Essay Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
MaryAnn Workman 11 Four Seasons Poetry Honorable Mention Richard Montgomery High School
Essi Wunderman 9 Greatest Show on Earth Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Washington-Lee High School
Victoria Yang 11 Why Feminism is Still Relevant Critical Essay Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology
Victoria Yang 11 11:42 Short Story Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology
Josephine Yu 11 Thunderstorms, The Sound of Living, A Puppet Dance Poetry Honorable Mention Montgomery Blair High School
Justin Yum 12 Human Intelligence Can't Figure Out Intelligence Critical Essay Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology
Nadiro Yusuf 12 A Man's Obsession Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Fairfax High School
Anonto Zaman 9 Remember the Gray Science Fiction/Fantasy Honorable Mention South County High
Anonto Zaman 9 Stories of a Mind Poetry Honorable Mention South County High
Anne Zetkulic 8 Dance Poetry Silver Key Jefferson Middle School
Anne Zetkulic 8 Not So Different Flash Fiction Honorable Mention Jefferson Middle School
Anne Zetkulic 8 Bias Big, Bias Small Critical Essay Silver Key Jefferson Middle School
Emily Zhang 11 Pretend Poem; Meditations on The Matrix; Story for the Salt; Story for the Fish; Side Effects Poetry Gold Key Richard Montgomery High School
Emily Zhang 11 Fairy Tale for Strange Times; Almost History; Transitory; some kind of jewel Poetry Silver Key Richard Montgomery High School
Emily Zhang 11 Here is a Window Poetry Silver Key Richard Montgomery High School
Emily Zhang 11 Glass Sky; Anatomy of Air Poetry Honorable Mention Richard Montgomery High School
Emily Zhang 11 One Mississippi Dramatic Script Gold Key Richard Montgomery High School
Emily Zhang 11 Transitory; How to be Auxiliary; Story for the Salt; For a River Poetry Gold Key, American Voices Nominee Richard Montgomery High School
Emily Zhang 11 How to Steal a Storm; History of Navigation; Light Confessions Poetry Gold Key Richard Montgomery High School
Emily Zhang 11 A Generous Wad of Chewing Gum Short Story Gold Key, American Voices Nominee Richard Montgomery High School
Emily Zhang 11 Sorry but this isn't really about love; Poem for the Apocalypse Poetry Silver Key Richard Montgomery High School
Jonathan Zheng 11 Catcher Never Lie Humor Gold Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology
Jonathan Zheng 11 Atrophy Short Story Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology
Jonathan Zheng 11 For a Dead Princess Flash Fiction Silver Key Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology
Vivien Zhu 11 Tone Poems for the Piano Poetry Silver Key Richard Montgomery High School
Talia Zitner 8 100.3 Poetry Silver Key Deal Middle School
Talia Zitner 8 Electric Soul Short Story Gold Key Deal Middle School
Talia Zitner 8 House of Worship Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Deal Middle School
Eliza Zizka 9 Lonely Planet Short Story Gold Key School Without Walls Senior High School
Emily Zou 11 Popcorn Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Chantilly High School
Madeline Zug 12 Still Perfect Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable Mention Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

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