Students Shine in Scholastic Writing Awards

Students Shine in Scholastic Writing Awards

Twelve Upper School students received 21 awards across six different categories in the 2018 Pittsburgh Regional Scholastic Writing Awards.

Congratulations to the following awardees:

Elizabeth 'Elie' Stenson, Class of 2021, Honorable Mention in the Short Story Category for "The Trials of Humanity"

Rivers Leche, Class of 2020, Silver Key in Poetry for "An Appeal to America, Pause, To the Old Man on the Bus" and an Honorable Mention in the Critical Essay Category for "The Multifaceted Intricacies of She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron"

Zoe Soteres, Class of 2020, Honorable Mention in the Critical Essay category for "The Misconceptions of Honor Killing," an Honorable Mention in the Personal Essay/Memoir category for "Tampons: the Best Kind of Beauty Product," and two Honorable Mentions in Poetry for "The Children Of..." and for "Princess Lightfeather"

Margaret Balich, Class of 2020, Gold Key in Poetry for "I Miss You When It's Quiet," a Silver Key in Poetry for "What You Leave Behind," and an Honorable Mention in Flash Fiction for "Not Just Dust"

Nicole Shigiltchoff, Class of 2020, Silver Key in Science Fiction/Fantasy for "Charlotte and The Freak Cafe, or, The Night Magic"

Esmeralda 'Esme' Bessor-Foreman, Class of 2020, Silver Key in the Short Story category for "Storm Girls"

Meredith Warden, Class of 2019, Gold Key in the Critical Essay category for "The Impossibility of the American Dream in Literature"

Katharine 'Kate' Chaillet, Class of 2019, Silver Key in Personal Essay/Memoir for "One Plus One"

Zihe 'Catherine' Tian, Class of 2019, Silver Key in Personal Essay/Memoir for "From the very Beginning"

Evanna 'Evie' Jin, Class of 2019, Gold Key in Short Story for "The Keeper," a Silver Key in Short Story for "When The Light is Gone," an Honorable Mention in Short Story for "If We Were Young," and an Honorable Mention in Poetry for "do you remember when we used to"

Nadine Oury, Class of 2019, Honorable Mention in Poetry for "Dear Dragon Blood Tree"

Emily Pollock, Class of 2018, Honorable Mention in Poetry for "Eulogy"

Winners will be honored at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, February 24 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Frick Fine Arts Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation's youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated.

The Western Pennsylvania Writing Project, is a non-profit, teacher-centered, professional development program serving area schools and students since 1982, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh's School of Education, a long-standing affiliate of the National Writing Project, and host for the Pittsburgh Region of the Scholastic Writing Awards.