2018 Scholastic Writing Awards Announced

2018 Scholastic Writing Awards Announced

The Scholastic Writing Awards, the nation's longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition initiative for creative teens in grades 7–12, announced the 2018 regional award winners. In total 121 accolades were awarded to Harpeth Hall students in the areas of poetry, personal essay/memoir, critical essay, short story, flash fiction, journalism, and writing portfolio. Twenty-six entries received Gold Keys, 60 received Silver Keys, and 35 received Honorable Mentions. The 26 Gold Key entries will move forward to national competition.

Congratulations! We are proud of you and thrilled that Scholastic recognized and honored your writing talent.



Awards by Category

Critical Essays 39

Flash Fiction 6

Journalism 1

Personal Essay & Memoir 23

Poetry 42

Short Story 7

Portfolios 3

Number of Awards by grade

7th grade 2

8th grade 5

9th grade 1

10th grade 21

11th grade 16

12th grade 76

Highest number of awards to an individual student

Lizzy Asad 10 awards

Hailey Fox 10 awards

Stella Vujic 7 awards

Valerie Sheehan 6 awards

Margaret Gaw 5 awards


COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS

Name Grade Award Category Title
Ava Cassidy 7 Honorable Mention Poetry Roses, Words, and Sparks
Isabella Baldwin 7 Silver Key Personal Essay & Memoir Camping
Amelia Reddy 8 Gold Key Short Story Pink Roses
Amelia Reddy 8 Silver Key Short Story The Truth
Elisabeth Nelson 8 Gold Key Short Story Snatching the Keys to an Open Road
Katherine Lindley 8 Gold Key Journalism Taking a Knee for
Police Brutality
Sabrina Russell 8 Gold Key Poetry Juxtapositions
Devon Campbell 9 Honorable Mention Flash Fiction Headlines
Ainsley Hanrahan 10 Gold Key Short Story The Virginian Herb Doctor
Annie Griffin 10 Silver Key Flash Fiction Seventeen
Bella Solarek 10 Honorable Mention Personal Essay & Memoir Self-Discovery
Camden Johnson 10 Honorable Mention Personal Essay & Memoir The House that Built US
Carter Hyde 10 Silver Key Poetry Two Sided
Catarina Carter 10 Silver Key Personal Essay &
Memoir
Two Bulls, One Boy
Catarina Carter 10 Silver Key Short Story Bluebonnets
Ellie Seehorn 10 Honorable Mention Critical Essay Avoid it Like the Plague: Why India Was Less Impacted Per Capita by the Black Death
Ellie Seehorn 10 Honorable Mention Poetry A Waltz Without Me
Ellie Seehorn 10 Silver Key Personal Essay & Memoir The Artist's Statement on Herself
Gaby Viner 10 Honorable
Mention
Personal Essay &
Memoir
The Kingdom of Royal
Oaks Drive
Gaby Viner 10 Honorable Mention Poetry Glasses
Gaby Viner 10 Silver Key Poetry Untitled
Haviland Whiting 10 Gold Key Poetry my artistic preferences
Katelyn Aquino 10 Gold Key Short Story Zero
Margaret Sullivan 10 Silver Key Poetry The faint Scent of Motherhood glimmers in the Air of Hell, Gladiatrix, Easy Chair, Coda
Meghna Ramaiah 10 Honorable Mention Poetry Passion
Meghna Ramaiah 10 Honorable Mention Poetry Terror
Prim Wiphatphumiprates 10 Gold Key Personal Essay &
Memoir
In my Mother's Voice
Sloan Fridrich 10 Honorable Mention Poetry i tried to write a happy poem but i just dont think it works that way
Sloan Fridrich 10 Silver Key Poetry i am
Bianca Sass 11 Silver Key Flash Fiction A Writer's Mythology
Browning Clark 11 Gold Key Critical Essay Purpose for Men AND Women: Henrik Ibsen's Plays Through the Eyes of Simone de Beauvoir
Browning Clark 11 Honorable Mention Critical Essay 13th – Slavery Alive Today
Browning Clark 11 Silver Key Poetry forgotten labryinth
Charlotte Taylor 11 Gold Key Critical Essay The Cost of Freedom
Emma Lowe 11 Honorable Mention Short Story The Diner on 6th Street
Jane Flautt 11 Gold Key Poetry Zwei Einwanderer, Dos Inmigrantes, Two Immigrants
Jane Flautt 11 Gold Key Poetry Ghost
Jane Flautt 11 Silver Key Critical Essay The Mayerling Misfortune: The Mysterious Death of the Heir to the AustroHungarian Empire
Jane Flautt 11 Silver Key Flash Fiction Stolen Goods
Kate Pittman 11 Silver Key Poetry Silence's Screams
Kathryn Jenkins 11 Honorable Mention Critical Essay A Change for the Better: How Technology Makes Us Smarter
Katie Stark 11 Honorable Mention Critical Essay An Arbitrary Analysis of America's Greatness
Katie Stark 11 Silver Key Critical Essay Modern Slavery in America: An Analysis of 13th
Katie Stark 11 Silver Key Critical Essay Actions Speak Louder than Tweets: An Analysis of Social Media's Role in Revolutions
Olivia Leu 11 Silver Key Critical Essay Every Action Has an Equal Opposite Reaction: Kierkegaard, Camus, and the Freedom of Choice
Annmarie Allos 12 Gold Key Critical Essay The Meaning of Life's Meaninglessness: Contrasting Kierkegaard and Camus
Annmarie Allos 12 Gold Key Critical Essay Dawson's Deception: The Story of the Piltdown Man Hoax
Annmarie Allos 12 Honorable Mention Flash Fiction Point of View Exercise: Little Girl Lost
Annmarie Allos 12 Silver Key Flash Fiction Unheard Notes
Ashley Zhu 12 Honorable Mention Poetry it is raining and in a puddle a ginkgo leaf
Ashley Zhu 12 Silver Key Personal Essay & Memoir An Offering
Ashley Zhu 12 Silver Key Personal Essay & Memoir They Look like Wings, from Afar
Bucky Fuchs 12 Gold Key Poetry Character Poems
Carmon Proctor 12 Silver Key Critical Essay The Irreparable
Collapse of
Community in Truman
Capote's In Cold Blood
Caroline Kiesling 12 Honorable Mention Personal Essay & Memoir The Adventure of a Mystery
Caroline Kiesling 12 Silver Key Critical Essay Freedom of the Sea Harpeth
Caroline Kiesling 12 Silver Key Poetry An Eight Letter Word
Caroline Spindel 12 Silver Key Poetry 2
Caroline Spindel 12 Silver Key Poetry An_Education
Ellie Truitt 12 Honorable Mention Personal Essay & Memoir Ode to the Stranger
Grace Miller 12 Honorable
Mention
Poetry Late September
Grace Miller 12 Honorable Mention Writing Portfolio Views From An Optimistic Cynic
Grace Miller 12 Silver Key Critical Essay Housewife or Spinster: The Restrictiveness of Women's Role in Two of Virginia Woolf's Novels
Grace Miller 12 Silver Key Poetry Pray For Us Sinners
Gracie Harris 12 Honorable Mention Poetry Sleepy Town / Lively Storm
Hailey Fox 12 Gold Key Critical Essay Defiance Against Conventionality
Hailey Fox 12 Gold Key Critical Essay Fatal Attractions
Hailey Fox 12 Honorable
Mention
Critical Essay The Love that
Surrounds Us
Hailey Fox 12 Honorable Mention Critical Essay The Empowerment of Religion
Hailey Fox 12 Honorable Mention Personal Essay & Memoir Survivor
Hailey Fox 12 Silver Key Critical Essay A New Era of Relgion
Hailey Fox 12 Silver Key Critical Essay An Overwhelmingly Fatal Flaw
Hailey Fox 12 Silver Key Critical Essay A Fusion of Philosophy and Literature
Hailey Fox 12 Silver Key Critical Essay Gender Roles in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Hailey Fox 12 Silver Key Critical Essay The Effects of a New Language
Halle Petrie 12 Honorable
Mention
Personal Essay &
Memoir
Confidence Paralysis
Holly Macdonald 12 Silver Key Critical Essay The Bird and the Cage
Isabelle Kohler 12 Silver Key Personal Essay & Memoir The Road to White Sands National Monument
Julia Jane Eskew 12 Silver Key Personal Essay &
Memoir
Art's Influence
Kaili Wang 12 Silver Key Critical Essay Lose or Lose: the Game of Duplicity
Kaili Wang 12 Silver Key Personal Essay & Memoir Kids are Scary
Kaili Wang 12 Silver Key Poetry I am Ali, Relativity
Lizzy Asad 12 Gold Key Critical Essay US and UN Relations
Lizzy Asad 12 Gold Key Critical Essay Dare to Defy
Lizzy Asad 12 Honorable Mention Poetry The Wild Hunt
Lizzy Asad 12 Honorable Mention Poetry Promises
Lizzy Asad 12 Honorable Mention Poetry Dear Truth
Lizzy Asad 12 Silver Key Critical Essay The Disintegration of Beauty
Lizzy Asad 12 Silver Key Personal Essay & Memoir Weighing Happiness
Lizzy Asad 12 Silver Key Poetry strain
Lizzy Asad 12 Silver Key Poetry LOVE
Lizzy Asad 12 Silver Key Poetry Mae's Diamond Deck
Margaret Gaw 12 Honorable Mention Poetry Comings and Goings
Margaret Gaw 12 Honorable Mention Poetry Wasteland
Margaret Gaw 12 Silver Key Critical Essay Reputations, Relationships, and Rebels: How Nonconventional Characters Are Conveyed in Daisy Miller, Age of Innocence, and "In Mind"
Margaret Gaw 12 Silver Key Personal Essay & Memoir Willow Tree Girl
Margaret Gaw 12 Silver Key Writing Portfolio Willow Tree Girl
Margaret Rogers 12 Gold Key Personal Essay &
Memoir
A Voice in a Crowd
Marguerite Trost 12 Honorable Mention Poetry Kiosk
Marguerite Trost 12 Silver Key Critical Essay Legacy and Boundary: Plumbing the Multiracial Depths of The Last of the Mohicans
Maya Misra 12 Gold Key Critical Essay The Arc of Tolkien's Moral Universe: Prejudice and Progressivism in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
Maya Misra 12 Honorable Mention Critical Essay Yes, Texting is Changing English...for the Better
Maya Misra 12 Silver Key Poetry An Anti-Ode to Writing Assignments
Shaye Hendricks 12 Gold Key Poetry multiFACEted
Shaye Hendricks 12 Silver Key Critical Essay The Misguiding Allure of Eden
Shaye Hendricks 12 Silver Key Personal Essay & Memoir The Simple Life
Sophia Grande 12 Silver Key Critical Essay Envious of Madness
Stella Vujic 12 Gold Key Critical Essay Gershwin's Got Rhythm: How One Man Set the Tempo for America's Heartbeat
Stella Vujic 12 Honorable Mention Critical Essay The Faulknerian Family: A Recipe for Tragedy
Stella Vujic 12 Honorable Mention Personal Essay & Memoir Time, Interrupted: Nature's Call
Stella Vujic 12 Silver Key Critical Essay Creatures of Comfort Contending with Convention
Stella Vujic 12 Silver Key Personal Essay & Memoir A Self -Portrait
Stella Vujic 12 Silver Key Personal Essay & Memoir From Raindrops
Stella Vujic 12 Silver Key Poetry The Eighth Debate
Sydney Clayton 12 Silver Key Poetry Your Shadow
Valerie Sheehan 12 Gold Key Critical Essay Humanity's Creation
Valerie Sheehan 12 Gold Key Poetry Dali - A (Mis)Leading Man
Valerie Sheehan 12 Gold Key Poetry An Ode to Myself (an exercise in self love)
Valerie Sheehan 12 Silver Key Poetry Companion
Valerie Sheehan 12 Silver Key Poetry dysphoric
Valerie Sheehan 12 Silver Key Writing Portfolio Watercolor Sunrise