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Congratulations 2022 Hudson-to-Housatonic Scholastic Writing Awards recipients!

View the full list of works recognized in the 2022 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 nearly 1,900 works submitted this year.

  • 363 Honorable Mentions awarded to promising works
  • 203 Silver Keys awarded to distinguished works
  • 130 Gold Keys awarded to the most accomplished works
  • 5 American Voice Nominees selected as the strongest regional works

Gold Keys are automatically forwarded for consideration at the national level of the Scholastic Writing Awards.

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 a nationwide online Awards Ceremony for regional Scholastic Writing Awards recipients!

  • Date: Sunday, March 6th, 2022
  • Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Keynote Speaker: “Wicked” author Gregory Maguire
  • RSVP form link

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.

  • Alex Cheng of Hotchkiss School, for “Unspoken” (Personal Essay & Memoir)
  • Sabbia Gale-Donnelly of Walter Panas High School, for “For Samhain, For Monster” (Poetry)
  • Alexander Kylander-Kreiner of Pleasantville High School, for “The Fermi Paradox” (Critical Essay)
  • Hudson Warm of Hackley School, for “Crestfallen” (Short Story)
  • Catherine Xie of Weston High School, for “Rabbit Candy God” (Flash Fiction)

The Village Bookstore Prizes

The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville, NY is proud to present its 2022 prizes for middle school writers! These prizes of $25 for each student aim to empower and embolden middle school writers who demonstrate exemplary skill and promise in their writing abilities, and to encourage their interest in and love for the craft.

  • Griffin Collins of Greens Farms Academy, for "A Visit To Remember" (Personal Essay & Memoir)
  • James Gallivan of Somers Middle School, for "See" (Flash Fiction)
  • Olive Intinarelli of Rippowam Cisqua School-Upper, for "Friction" (Short Story)
  • Jane Lee, homeschooled, for "Finding My Way Through Loss" (Poetry)
  • Abigail Nager of Hackley School, for "Heredity" (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
  • Jack Tobin of Somers Middle School, for "No Time" (Novel Writing)
  • Shuyue Zhang of Scarsdale Middle School, for "Juul and Tobacco" (Critical Essay)

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