Congratulations 2018 Hudson-to-Housatonic Scholastic Writing Awards recipients!
View the full list of works recognized in the 2018 Hudson-to-Housatonic Writing Region of the Scholastic Writing Awards below!
A panel of professional novelists, editors, teachers, poets, librarians, journalists, and other literary professionals selected these works from the 2,009 works submitted this year.
To recognize their outstanding work, this year's Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention recipients are invited, along with their guests, teachers, and our esteemed jurors, to the 2018 Awards Ceremony for the Hudson-to-Housatonic Writing Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards! RSVP now for seating and further details!
The Madeleine L'Engle Senior Writing Portfolio $1,000 Scholarship
John Jay High School
Cross River, NY
Kaley’s Senior Writing Portfolio was selected by jurors as the most outstanding in the region. Congratulations!
Since 2013, The Crosswicks Foundation has generously provided the annual Madeleine L'Engle Scholarship for $1000, presented each year to the H2H Region's top Senior Portfolio. Mrs. L'Engle's literary legacy of more than 60 published works included the Newbery Medal winning A Wrinkle in Time.
The Village Bookstore Prizes
- Sophie Broll of Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich CT, receives The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville, NY Poetry Prize for “Moving Away” (Poetry)
- Seongha Choi of Rumsey Hall School in Washington Depot CT, receives The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville, NY Nonfiction Prize for Leaves Red with Racism (Personal Essay/Memoir)
- India Harris of Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich CT, receives The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville, NY Fiction Prize for Talent Illuminated (Short Story)
- Leya Ivanov of Pelham Middle School in Pelham NY, receives The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville, NY Fiction Prize for Five Ways the World May End (Short Story)
- Shinrea Su of Orville A Todd Middle School in Poughkeepsie NY, receives The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville, NY Poetry Prize for “shadows” (Poetry)
- Sydney Topiel of Robert E Bell Middle School in Chappaqua NY, receives The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville, NY Poetry Prize for "The Mold" (Poetry)
American Voices Nominees
These Gold Key works were selected by our jurors for consideration as the H2H Writing Region's National American Voices Medal, to be announced in March.
- Olivia Bishop of Eastchester High School in Eastchester NY, for Alphabet Soup (Short Story)
- Sophia Bruce of ACES Educational Center For The Arts in New Haven CT, for Beach House (Personal Essay/Memoir)
- Changu Chiimbwe of North Rockland High School in Thiells NY, for "American Hymns" (Poetry)
- Sophie Collins of Weston High School in Weston CT, for Everybody Wants to Eat (Short Story)
- Maryam Kajoshi of Tuckahoe High School in Eastchester NY, for “flirting with the cosmos; the catgut era is in the past” (Poetry)