39 Student Writers Recognized in the 2024 Scholastic Writing Awards

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39 Student Writers Recognized in the 2024 Scholastic Writing Awards

Thirty-nine students won a total of 59 awards at the 2024 Scholastic Writing Awards! 7 Gold Key, 20 Silver Key, and 32 Honorable Mentions awards were mentioned. HB had the most awards of any local school!

The annual Scholastic Art & Writing Competition recognizes creative achievement for students in grades 7-12. The artists and writers compete for cash prizes, medals, and scholarship awards. 

2024 Scholastic Writing Award Winners

Celia Bentrott '25
Wild People
Poetry
Silver Key

Rachel Blumin '24
The Fly
Poetry
Silver Key

Sam Boyce '25
When Did Eating Disorders Become A Trend?
Personal Essay & Memoir
Honorable Mention

Madeline Burke '25
Fly High
Poetry
Honorable Mention

Dilapidated
Poetry
Silver Key

Blake Cody '25
Questions of Humanity; Nature; and the Principles of Life
Critical Essay
Silver Key

Genevieve Comar '24
A leaf; quivers
Poetry
Honorable Mention

A Study in Charlotte (and Mr. Collins and Elizabeth)
Critical Essay
Honorable Mention

Fatima Dinary '24
Delight in Nature: A Persuasion Piece
Personal Essay & Memoir
Honorable Mention

Maria Flauto '26
Happy Birthday!
Short Story
Honorable Mention

Abby Gemechu '24
Romance and Rationality in Pride and Prejudice Relationships
Critical Essay
Honorable Mention

Beauty in "Little Snow White" and "Beauty and the Beast"
Critical Essay
Silver Key

Grace Gilson '24
Man's Best Friend
Humor
Silver Key

Alexandra Haas '24
Seaglass
Poetry
Honorable Mention

Maya Houghton '26
Nora and the Nature of Justice
Critical Essay
Honorable Mention

Liza Kaufman '24
Mrs. Bennet: Shrouded by the Patriaechy
Critical Essay
Honorable Mention

The Road to Equality
Critical Essay
Honorable Mention

Naisha Kesari '27
An Eternity of Reward
Short Story
Silver Key

Christine Kim '24
Hope is a fickle thing. Featherless
Poetry
Honorable Mention

Starless Nights
Flash Fiction
Honorable Mention

The Land of the Unfree: We Call This Place Home
Poetry
Honorable Mention

Dear Father
Poetry
Silver Key

In The Nurse's Office
Flash Fiction
Silver Key

Laila Kirkpatrick '24
My Letter of Recommendation
Personal Essay & Memoir
Honorable Mention

Charlotte Kleid '26
Linguistic Liberation: An Exploration of Language and Formality as Barriers to Freedom
Critical Essay
Silver Key

Peyton La Fond '29
The Warrior
Personal Essay & Memoir
Honorable Mention

Aanya Lakireddy '26
I Long for the Moon
Personal Essay & Memoir
Gold Key

Fiona Liu '24
Are You Scared?
Personal Essay & Memoir
Honorable Mention

Home and the Self: An Exploration Through Music and Prose
Critical Essay
Honorable Mention

Colleen Nakhooda '24
It's Never Too Late to Have a Happy Childhood
Poetry
Silver Key

Areesha Nouman '26
The Awe of Monotony
Short Story
Gold Key

A Doll's House Act IV: Rejected Love
Dramatic Script
Silver Key

Cream and Sugar
Flash Fiction
Silver Key

Eva Panza '25
Generations
Poetry
Honorable Mention

Hopeful
Poetry
Honorable Mention

Elsa Plank '25
Decaying Cities: The Effect of White Suburbanization on Pre-Existing Racial Divisions in American Society
Critical Essay
Honorable Mention

Tate Polatz '28
Rise and Fall
Poetry
Gold Key

My Anthem
Poetry
Honorable Mention

Life's Choice
Poetry
Silver Key

My Lady
Short Story
Silver Key

Anna Prusak '26
Dried Up Dreams
Critical Essay
Honorable Mention

Vivian Qi '26
Windows of Our Worlds
Flash Fiction
Gold Key

Can This Be Real?
Short Story
Honorable Mention

Shrividya Regadamilli '26
The Trace of Fame
Short Story
Honorable Mention

Neha Sangani '24
American Irony: Silencig CriticalRace Theory in the Name of Democracy
Critical Essay
Silver Key

Mahee Shah '25
Echos of EuphoriArt: Reveling in the Resonance of Past Memories
Personal Essay & Memoir
Honorable Mention

Tarunika Saravanan '26
Unneeded Anyways
Short Story
Gold Key

Sydney Steffee '24
Father
Poetry
Honorable Mention

Sylvia Swai '27
Hate That Nests In Tangles
Poetry
Honorable Mention

Sophia Tully '25
Carousel
Personal Essay & Memoir
Gold Key

Gammy's Pinwheels
Personal Essay & Memoir
Silver Key

Colette Urban '24
Sterile Love
Poetry
Silver Key

The End
Poetry
Silver Key

Mishael Williams '25
The Businessman's Heroic Tale
Humor
Honorable Mention

Sara Winter '26
A Doll's House Comparison Draft: Dying to Escape
Critical Essay
Gold Key

A Ghost's House
Dramatic Script
Honorable Mention

Naomi Wuliger '26
The Desire to Kill
Poetry
Honorable Mention

Ananya Yadati '26
Beneath Beneath Art: The Conflicting Struggles of Black Americans in A Raisin in the Sun
Critical Essay
Honorable Mention

The White Man's Burden: Factions Within Societies Introduced to New Cultures as in Things Fall Apart
Critical Essay
Silver Key

Julia Zhu '24
Round Table Discussion
Personal Essay & Memoir
Gold Key

 

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Celia Bentrott ’25 - Wild People
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Grace Gilson '24 - Man's Best Friend
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Aanya Lakireddy '26 - I Long for the Moon
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Areesha Nouman '26 - Cream and Sugar
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Areesha Nouman '26 - The Awe of Monotony
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Areesha Nouman '26 - A Doll's House Act IV: Rejected Love
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Vivian Qi '26 - Windows of Our Worlds
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Sophia Tully '25 - Carousel
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Sophia Tully '25 - Gammy's Pinwheels
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Colette Urban '24 - The End
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Colette Urban '24 - Sterile Love

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