Harpeth Hall's 2017 Scholastic Writing Awards

Harpeth Hall's 2017 Scholastic Writing Awards

Congratulations to our Harpeth Hall students for the impressive showing in the 2017 Scholastic Writing Awards regional competition! In total 151 accolades were awarded in the areas of poetry, personal essay/memoir, critical essay, short story, dramatic script, flash fiction, humor, writing portfolio, and journalism. Twenty-nine entries earned Gold Keys and will move forward to national competition. Please see below for a comprehensive list of Harpeth Hall award recipients.

We could not be more proud of you, and we are so thrilled that Scholastic recognized and honored your writing talent.


Harpeth Hall Scholastic Writing Awards 2017:

Sterling Akers, Silver Key, Poetry: "First"

Sterling Akers, Gold Key, Personal Essay/Memoir: "The Sea"

Kathleen Allos, Honorable Mention, Critical Essay: "Innocence Doomed: Fate's Tragic Impact"

Lizzy Asad, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "Crimson Queen"

Lizzy Asad, Silver Key, Poetry: "Phoenixaria"

Lizzy Asad, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "Night Fury"

Lizzy Asad, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "3 words"

Lizzy Asad, Honorable Mention, Critical Essay: "Free to Define"

Augusta Bowhay, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "Blocks of Color"

Augusta Bowhay, Honorable Mention, Personal Essay/Memoir: "To Carry Within Us an Orchard"

Augusta Bowhay, Honorable Mention, Personal Essay/Memoir: "Family Referee"

Augusta Bowhay, Gold Key, Personal Essay/Memoir: "Coat of Many Colors"

Augusta Bowhay, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "O Father"

Corinne Brien, Gold Key, Poetry, "The Fighters"

Corinne Brien, Gold Key, Personal Essay/Memoir: "Cotton Balls"

Corinne Brien, Silver Key, Personal Essay/Memoir: "Rubicon: The Point of No Return"

Corinne Brien, Honorable Mention, Writing Portfolio: "For Me"

Corinne Brien, Honorable Mention, Flash Fiction: "Drugstores"

Corinne Brien, Silver Key, Humor: "An Ode to a Girl's First Car"

Caroline Christian, Honorable Mention, Personal Essay/Memoir: "That's What Big Girls Do"

Browning Clark, Honorable Mention, Critical Essay: "Antigone and Virginia Woolf: Forging the Way for Future Feminists"

Raegan Coleman, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "Yin and Yang"

Caroline Daniel, Honorable Mention, Personal Essay/Memoir, "What Makes Me Tick"

Caroline Daniel, Gold Key, Poetry: "Swings"

Caroline Daniel, Gold Key, Flash Fiction: "America Is Too Much With Us"

Caroline Daniel, Silver Key, Personal Essay/Memoir: "The Mess She Made"

Caroline Daniel, Silver Key, Personal Essay/Memoir: "A Matter of Faith"

Caroline Daniel, Silver Key, Personal Essay/Memoir: "Revival"

Caroline Daniel, Silver Key, Personal Essay/Memoir: "The Runner's Dilemma"

Caroline Daniel, Gold Key, Personal Essay/Memoir: "A Shot in the Dark"

Caroline Daniel, Silver Key, Personal Essay/Memoir: "Things I Remember"

Skye Dupree, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "Fat"

Emma Farrar, Silver Key, Critical Essay: "The Passivism of a Woman"

Emma Farrar, Honorable Mention, Personal Essay/Memoir: "Moments"

Chloe Ferrell, Honorable Mention, Personal Essay/Memoir: "A Friday Night Future"

Maddie Forbes, Gold Key, Critical Essay: "Conventional and Post-Modernist Approaches to Victorianism"

Maddie Forbes, Honorable Mention, Critical Essay: "The Narrow Crosswalk between Licentiousness and Chasteness"

Maddie Forbes, Silver Key, Personal Essay/Memoir: "Acceptance"

Franny Ford, Honorable Mention, Personal Essay/Memoir: "What Makes You Unique"

Sloan Fridrich, Honorable Mention, Personal Essay/Memoir: "Living Is"

Sophie Fuchs, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "Ghost"

Margaret Gaw, Gold Key, Critical Essay: "Sartre through Simone's Eyes"

Ana Gonzalez, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "Eli"

Claire Gould, Honorable Mention, Critical Essay: "On 'From Blossoms'"

Mary Blake Graves, Honorable Mention, Personal Essay/Memoir: "Happiness Is"

Rachel Hagan, Silver Key, Poetry: "Poetry for Gray Days"

Murray Hannon, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "Sixteen, To My Mom, Loner"

Sara Hanson, Gold Key, Critical Essay: "'No Fear in Marriage': Honor and Marriage in Much Ado about Nothing and All's Well That End's Well"

Sara Hanson, Honorable Mention, Critical Essay: "Second-Wave Feminism and The Media: 1963-1975"

Sara Hanson, Honorable Mention, Personal Essay/Memoir: "The Magical World of Books (The World Is Too Much with Us)

Anna Clarke Harrison, Gold Key, Personal Essay/Memoir: "A Slice of Joy"

Anna Clarke Harrison, Gold Key, Poetry: "Flightless"

Eliza Hawkins, Honorable Mention, Personal Essay/Memoir: "Failure of Faith"

Hannah Hayes, Silver Key, Critical Essay: "Ambiguous Heroes"

Hannah Hayes, Honorable Mention, Critical Essay: "FDR: Unmasked"

Hannah Hayes, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "The Dame"

Carrie Haynes, Gold Key, Critical Essay: "Woolf & Women: Beyond Gender & the Literary Establishment"

Carrie Haynes, Honorable Mention, Critical Essay: "The Supreme Court: Founding Our Fundamental Rights"

Kelsey Kay Herring, Honorable Mention, Critical Essay: "Lewis and Lawrence: Sex and the Soul"

Kelsey Kay Herring, Gold Key, Personal Essay/Memoir: "2% Milk"

Vivian Herzog, Honorable Mention, Critical Essay: "The Right to Dissent"

Vivian Herzog, Honorable Mention, Personal Essay/Memoir: "The Bathtub of Beans"

Vivian Herzog, Gold Key, Critical Essay: "Praying to the Devil and Worshipping the Sinner: Religious Ambiguity in Graham Greene's Catholic Novels"

Vivian Herzog, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "Symbiosis"

Vivian Herzog, Honorable Mention, Critical Essay: "Roaring Rhythm: The Influence of Jazz on the 1920s and Beyond"

Vivian Herzog, Silver Key, Critical Essay: "I Love You Too. Goodnight. *Call Ended*"

Vivian Herzog, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "Sing to Me"

Grace Anne Holladay, Silver Key, Personal Essay/Memoir: "Confessions of a Perfectionist"

Grace Anne Holladay, Gold Key, Critical Essay: "The Virtue of a Balanced Mindset"

Grace Anne Holladay, Gold Key, Poetry: "Joanne"

Emily Hollins, Honorable Mention, Short Story: "Journey through an Oar"

Emily Jenkins, Honorable Mention, Personal Essay/Memoir: "An Overflowing World – An Ode to a Sister"

Abby Keeble, Honorable Mention, Personal Essay/Memoir: "The One That Got Away"

Abby Keeble, Silver Key, Critical Essay: "Keeping the Golden Door Open: Values of a Modern Immigrant"

Olivia Krueger, Silver Key, Critical Essay: "The Power of Free Will in Spite of Social Determinism"

Olivia Krueger, Honorable Mention, Personal Essay/Memoir: "Super Sleuth"

Sam Lance, Silver Key, Poetry: "Citta del Vaticano"

Helen Riley Lazenby, Gold Key, Critical Esasy: "The Formula of the Full Self"

Olivia Leu, Honorable Mention, Flash Fiction: "We Fled From Death"

Emma Mathews, Silver Key, Poetry: "The Best Unfortunate Event"

Emma Mathews, Honorable Mention, Personal Essay/Memoir: "Forced Bravery"

Emma Mathews, Honorable Mention, Critical Essay: "Hope for a Better Society"

Sophie McKenzie, Honorable Mention, Flash Fiction: "The Days I'm a Babushka"

Marimac McRae, Silver Key, Personal Essay/Memoir: "What It's Like to Wear See-Through Purple to School"

Marimac McRae, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "When They All Fall Off"

Marimac McRae, Silver Key, Personal Essay/Memoir: "Introduction"

Marimac McRae, Silver Key, Personal Essay/Memoir: "If Thoughts Moved Like Oceans"

Marimac McRae, Gold Key, Flash Fiction: "A Drag-Racer's Symphony"

Marimac McRae, Silver Key, Personal Essay/Memoir: "Empty Slates That Soar"

Marimac McRae, Gold Key, Poetry: "To the Freshmen on the Team"

Marimac McRae, Honorable Mention, Critical Essay: "Are Texts Taking Over?: The Real Problems with Online Communication"

Marimac McRae, Silver Key, Critical Essay: "In Defense of Detachment"

Marimac McRae, Silver Key, Personal Essay/Memoir: "This Line"

Grace Miller, Silver Key, Poetry: "Young Love, Wedding Night, Urn in a Fireplace"

Maya Misra, Silver Key, Poetry: "My Stars and Yours"

Maya Misra, Honorable Mention, Critical Essay: "The Consequences of Not Understanding Love in James Joyce's The Dead and Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary"

Maya Misra, Honorable Mention, Critical Essay: "How Not to Be An Existentialist 101: Comparing the Ideas of Sartre and Beckett"

Mohini Misra, Silver Key, Critical Essay: "The Return to Primal: Overcoming Flaws in Humanity in Yan Martel's Life of Pi"

Logan Moore, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "People We Share"

Julia Nahley, Honorable Mention, Personal Essay/Memoir: "Sweet Impossible"

Kathleen Norton, Silver Key, Critical Essay: "Choosing Blame Instead of Acknowledging Choice"

Anna Owens, Gold Key, Critical Essay: "Heroines of Unconventionality"

Sadie Paczosa, Silver Key, Critical Essay: "3,000 Miles Apart: As Close As Could Be?"

Sadie Paczosa, Honorable Mention, Personal Essay/Memoir: "Three Homes Are Where the Heart Is"

Sadie Paczosa, Honorable Mention, Personal Essay/Memoir: "From Beginning to End, to Beginning"

Mary Haden Pickel, Gold Key, Personal Essay/Memoir: "More Papa's Heartfelt Hobby"

Ophelia Pilkinton, Silver Key, Flash Fiction: "A Beautiful Day to Save Lives"

Madeline Saltsman, Honorable Mention, Critical Essay: "Wuthering Heights: A Novel on Wavering Moral Compass, or Something More?"

Madeline Saltsman, Silver Key, Poetry: "My Bright Light"

Madeline Saltsman, Honorable Mention, Dramatic Script: "Not So Great Encounters"

Bianca Sass, Gold Key, Poetry: "Flee: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and the Syrian Civil War"

Bianca Sass, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "Spring"

Karin Scott, Honorable Mention, Critical Essay: "Advancing to Ashes: The Beat Revolution Against Established Society"

Karin Scott, Honorable Mention, Journalism: "The Whole in a Random Anonymous School Education"

Karin Scott, Gold Key, Personal Essay/Memoir: "Dear Donald"

Karin Scott, Silver Key, Journalism: "Clinton's Legacy: The Progress of Gender Equality in American History"

Karin Scott, Honorable Mention, Critical Essay: "Fear in Film: American Sentiment Reflected in the Silver Screen"

Ellie Seehorn, Silver Key, Personal Essay/Memoir: "Proof in Tied-Together Words: The Meaning of Poetry"

Valerie Sheehan, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "Abiding"

Valerie Sheehan, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "winterbird"

Valerie Sheehan, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "jormungandr"

Valerie Sheehan, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "Unrest"

Valerie Sheehan, Honorable Mention, Critical Essay: "Tempting Evil"

Valerie Sheehan, Silver Key, Poetry: "August Flames"

Valerie Sheehan, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "Red"

Olivia Clair Shephard, Gold Key, Critical Essay: "Human Is Human"

Justine Sitton, Silver Key, Critical Essay: "The Space Race: The Ongoing Proxy War"

McCauley Smith, Honorable Mention, Flash Fiction: "The Flight"

Caroline Spindel, Honorable Mention, Flash Fiction: "Breakdown"

Caroline Spindel, Silver Key, Critical Essay: "Mind over Matter"

Amber Steigelfest, Gold Key, Poetry: "The Part"

Amber Steigelfest, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "She"

Amber Steigelfest, Silver Key, Dramatic Script: "Daddy's Girl"

Amber Steigelfest, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "One Moment, Please"

Amber Steigelfest, Honorable Mention, Dramatic Script: "Heaven Is for Us"

Amber Steigelfest, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "Lonely Man"

Maggie Sullivan, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "How to: Awaken; Storybook"

Emma Trichel, Silver Key, Poetry: "And Someday I'll Return to It"

Mary Triplett, Honorable Mention, Critical Essay: "How to Avoid the Destruction of Humanity"

Marguerite Trost, Silver Key, Critical Essay: "Violence and Passion: The Legend of Carlos the Jackal"

Ellie Truitt, Silver Key, Poetry: "Watercolor Moon"

Gaby Viner, Honorable Mention, Poetry: "Visions Discarded"

Kaili Wang, Silver Key, Critical Essay: "The Essential Freedom"

Kaili Wang, Gold Key, Poetry: "Gap, Relativity"

Meredith Welborn, Honorable Mention, Critical Essay: "Briony's Atonement"

Haviland Whiting, Silver Key, Poetry: "Adjectives"

Zora Young, Gold Key, Personal Essay/Memoir: "My Grandmother's Story"

Ashley Zhu, Gold Key, Critical Essay: "The Mystery of Human Identity"

Ashley Zhu, Silver Key, Poetry: "Reasons to Live (Part I)"

Ashley Zhu, Silver Key, Poetry: "Tree Girl"

Ashley Zhu, Silver Key, Poetry "Stained Glass"