Upper School Students Receive Creative Writing Awards

This December, Upper School students submitted writing to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a program which describes itself as “the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens.” 
Each year, they give awards by region for student work based on originality and skill. Those awards range from Honorable Mentions, Silver Key Awards, and Gold Key Awards. Gold Key winners will be automatically entered into a nationwide competition in the spring.

Past winners include Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, John Updike, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, Lena Dunham, Amanda Gorman, and as of this week, six of our very own students.
Honorable Mentions
Senior Anna Berry, for her short story, "Honor Code"
Senior Cooper, for his writing portfolio, Stoicism
Silver Key Awards
Junior Celia Gregg, for her critical essay, “Thoreauvian Government versus the Ivy League"
Senior Nadia Hsu, for her writing portfolio, Growing Violets
Gold Key Awards
Freshman Presley Kuo, for her flash fiction piece, "5 Things That Remind Me of You"
Freshman Alex Sutton, for his personal essay, "As Careless as the Hare"

Congrats to these winners for their excellent work and their dedication to their craft.