Students Honored in the 2020 Pittsburgh Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Students Honored in the 2020 Pittsburgh Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

WT students received a combined 51 awards in the 2020 Pittsburgh Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

  • 16 students received 40 awards, including 15 silver keys and 9 gold keys, across seven different categories in the 2020 Pittsburgh Regional Scholastic Writing Awards.
  • 5 students received 11 awards, including 3 silver keys and 4 gold keys, across seven different categories in the 2020 Pittsburgh Regional Scholastic Art Awards.

Congratulations to the following Awardees:

WRITING

Class of 2020
Jacob Allebach

  • Honorable Mention in Poetry for "Imaginary Loss"

Margaret Balich

  • Gold Key in Poetry for "Grandmothers and Lovers"
  • Silver Key in Poetry for "Repetition"
  • Silver Key in Writing Portfolio for "Adolescence"
  • Two Honorable Mentions in Personal Essay and Memoir for "Mental" and "THE FOURTH"

Esmeralda 'Esme' Bessor-Foreman

  • Two Silver Keys in Poetry for "For Elliott" and "Ghost Story"

Alexandra Friedlander

  • Gold Key in Poetry for "Bronze olive branch: A souvenir from Ithaca"

Rivers Leche

  • Two Gold Keys in Poetry for "Soot" and "Raw Lungs"
  • Silver Key in Poetry for "Thank You Note"
  • Gold Key in Writing Portfolio for "Burned But Rising"
  • Honorable Mention in Poetry for "Obsession"

Zoe Soteres

  • Gold Key in Poetry for "Skip"
  • Two Silver Keys in Poetry for "Collarbone to Navel: A Pantoum of Breast Reduction" and "Informal Letters to Dad"
  • Two Honorable Mentions in Poetry for "Skinny Dipping" and "Woman"

Nicole Shigiltchoff

  • Silver Key in Novel Writing for "They Came for Me, They'll Come for You"

Class of 2021

Ayisat Bisiriyu

  • Two Honorable Mentions in Poetry for "Burned Out" and "Discombobulated Brain"

Scout Conley

  • Silver Key in Poetry for "Self-Pity Keeps Me Warm"

Eliot Herron

  • Silver Key in Poetry for "A Coffee Cup (and its creamy contents)"
  • Two Honorable Mentions in Poetry for "Ardeo" and "Day/Dream"

Jizhou Jiang

  • Gold Key in Poetry for "My collection of poems"

Yipeng 'Eric' Jiang

  • Honorable Mention in Poetry for "A Poem collection"
  • Honorable Mention in Critical Essay for "Gender Principles of Butler and Sedgwick Regarding Walt Whitman's work"

Lila Spiro

  • Silver Key in Poetry for "Skylarks"
  • Honorable Mention in Poetry for "Haunted/Home"

Elizabeth 'Elie' Stenson

  • Gold Key in Poetry for "Commentary on My Parents Throwing a Party"
  • Honorable Mention in Short Story for "Dark Galactic Sludge"
  • Silver Key in Dramatic Script for "Fate Takes Wings and Soars (Or How Not to Behave While on an Airplane)"
  • Two Silver Keys in Poetry for "In Tucson, AZ; Where, under the Sun, the Radio Waves Are Scattered" and "Right Brain Working"
  • Honorable Mention in Poetry for "Last Night an X-Ray Woke Me Up, and Here is What It Told Me"
  • Gold Key in Critical Essay for "The Height of Simplicity: A Response to Dylan Thomas' Attempt at Perfect Rhyme"

Joel Williams

  • Silver Key in Poetry for "All That is Left Behind"

Class of 2023

Daniel Kochupura

  • Honorable Mention in Short Story for "The Run of Our Lives"

ART

Class of 2020

Yixin 'Allison' Cai

  • Gold Key in Mixed Media for "Daisies"
  • Gold Key in Sculpture for "Daisies/Paper Quilling"
  • Honorable Mention in Painting for "First Voyage"
  • Silver Key in Painting for "Morning Greetings"
  • Honorable Mention in Sculpture for "Tranquility"

Rivers Leche

  • Gold Key in Film & Animation for "Shards of Glass"
  • Honorable Mention in Photography for "Dweller"
  • Silver Key in Photography for "Rose"

Nicole Shigiltchoff

  • Honorable Mention in Comic Art for "Kids in America"

Class of 2022

Molly Smith

  • Silver Key in Jewelry for "Armor of a Hero"

Class of 2024

Vanessa Gonzalez – Rychener

  • Gold Key in Multimedia (Book Art) for "Homes"