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Congratulations 2023 Hudson-to-Housatonic Scholastic Writing Awards recipients!

View the full list of works recognized in the 2023 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 2,247 works submitted this year.

  • 390 Honorable Mentions awarded to promising works
  • 234 Silver Keys awarded to distinguished works
  • 148 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.

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.

  • Lily Cowles of Darien High School, for Lost Artistry (Short Story)
  • Sabbia Gale-Donnelly of Walter Panas High School, for bees are given too much credit / eclipsing the photographic evidence (Poetry)
  • Ava Neumaier of Dobbs Ferry High School, for Strange Cargo (Short Story)
  • Ziyi Yan of Greenwich High School, for moving/dream (Poetry)
  • Lauren Zhang of Darien High School, for From the Oak Tree, With Love (Personal Essay & Memoir)

The Village Bookstore Prizes

The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville, NY is proud to present its 2023 middle school writers selections! This recognition aims 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.

  • Iris Chen of Blind Brook Middle School, for The Pioneer Above (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
  • Jaiden Jackson of Greens Farms Academy, for Picture Imperfect (Personal Essay & Memoir)
  • Illaria Liedtke of Rye Country Day School, for Albeit Wingless and Caged (Poetry)
  • Rafi Rogers of New Paltz Middle School, for Cold Pizza (Short Story)
  • Gigi Wheeler of Robert E Bell Middle School, for Firefly (Short Story)
  • Chloe Zou, homeschooled, for The Short but Precious Day (Flash Fiction)

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