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Congratulations 2017 DC Metro Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Recipients!

2017 Awards Ceremony for the DC Metro Writing Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

March 5th, 2017
The Gala Theatre in Washington, DC

To recognize their outstanding work, recipients of this year’s Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention Awards are invited, along with their guests, teachers, and our esteemed jurors, to the DC Metro Region Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Ceremony. This year's keynote speakers will be poet, literary activist, and Howard University alum E. Ethelbert Miller. and New York Times bestselling author and Harvard graduate Dolen Perkins- Valdez.

7th to 10th Grade Recognition Ceremony

11th to 12th Grade Recognition Ceremony

For questions or more information, please contact Mason Henderson at or call (202) 629-9510.

View the full list of works recognized in the 2017 DC Metro Writing Region of the Scholastic Writing Awards below! Thanks to all participants for sharing their work with us.

A panel of professional novelists, editors, teachers, poets, librarians, journalists, and other literary professionals selected these works from the 1,200 works submitted this year.

The judges were challenged in selecting from a pool of more than 1,200 amazing works. As such, not every great work received a nomination. If you did not receive recognition this year, don’t be discouraged. Our judges were inspired by each and every submission and look forward to reading your work next year!

American Voices Nominees

Sarah Baldino, 11th Grade
Ammagaru, Short Story

Omer Hatim, 12th Grade
A Muslim in Christendom, Personal Essay/Memoir

Alexa Perlmutter, 12th Grade
Growing Up Good, Personal Essay/Memoir

Emily Tian, 10th Grade
osmosis, Poetry

Sofia Uriagereka-Herburger, 9th Grade
Red Line, Flash Fiction

Edward P. Jones Young Writer Awards

De'Nayia Bennett, 10th Grade
My Favorite Country Aunt, Personal Essay\Memoir

Ashlee Johnson, 11th Grade
Adjusting America, Poetry

Edwyn Johnson, 10th Grade
How I Used to Grieve, Personal Essay

Kendriss Johnson, 10th Grade
I’ve Lost Her, Poetry

2017 DC Metro Scholastic Awards

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