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13 GHS Students Honored in Scholastic Writing Awards
13 GHS Students Honored in Scholastic Writing Awards

Thirteen Greenwich High School students have been selected in the Scholastic Writing Awards competition within the Hudson-to-Housatonic region for their exceptional essays, poems and stories.

These Greenwich High School students were recognized for their work among 1,700 submissions for the region. Greenwich High School English Teacher Ms. Laura Blumenthal Burdick shared, "What a fabulous accomplishment! These talented young writers have shown their abilities in a wide range of genres and I'm thrilled their work has found a wider audience. I can only imagine where their skills will lead them throughout high school and well beyond."

Honorable Mention

  • Cody Baker for his critical essay titled "How the Inequality in Education Will Affect Children in the Long Run"
  • Jordan Cervantes for his poem titled "Beauty"
  • Alexander Hauschild for his science fiction/fantasy story titled "Rerun"
  • Helena Kennedy for her short story titled "The Duel"
  • Max Lu for his critical essay titled "Bipartisanship in a Politically Polarized Society"
  • Angela Valentina Pellegrin for her poem titled "just a word?", her poem titled "Lavender Lovechild," her personal essay/memoir titled "My Kitchen," her writing portfolio titled "Finding Home Where I Stand," and her writing portfolio titled "The Magic of Women"
  • Ziyi Yan won three Honorable Mentions for her poems titled "Everything," "Writing," and for her short story titled, "Triumph"
  • Joanna Zhang for her short story titled "Falling Star"
  • Annabel Zhou for her science fiction/fantasy story titled "The Bankers"

Silver Key

  • Eva Anderson for her flash fiction story titled "Message in a Bottle"
  • Everest (Eve) Fesko for her personal essay/memoir titled "Strangely Native"
  • Amrutha Nandakumar for her personal essay/memoir titled "Political Refrigerators"
  • Angela Valentina Pellegrin for her flash fiction story titled "Lover's Lane" and her poem titled "Select Memories"
  • Jacob Winston for his science fiction/fantasy story titled "The Flares"
  • Ziyi Yan for her poem titled "Morning Walk, Freedom"
  • Annabel Zhou for her personal essay/memoir titled "Angels Landing"

Gold Key

  • Angela Valentina Pellegrin for her flash fiction story titled "I Do"
  • Ziyi Yan won two Gold Key awards for her poems titled "Home" and "Love Letter from a Christmas Ornament on the Back of a Tree to Footprints in the Snow"

About the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Awards give students opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Students across America entered nearly 320,000 original works in 2020 in 28 different categories of art and writing.

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