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Scholastic Writing Awards 2021

George School students took home sixty Scholastic Art and Writing prizes in the 2021 Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, announced on January 28, 2021. Eleven students received Gold Key awards, reserved for the most outstanding student writers and artists in the Pennsylvania region. Their works will be considered for national-level recognition. In addition, Elliott Brown ’21 was nominated for an American Voices award for his poem “Ask No Questions, Hear No Lies.”

Selected works from writing award winners are highlighted below:

Gold Key Awards:
Kira Barich ’21, Journalism, “Words Matter”
Elliott Brown ’21, Poetry, “Ask No Questions, Hear No Lies” American Voices, Nominee
Forest Ho-Chen ’22 Journalism, “Your Life is Better as a Musical”

Silver Key Awards:
Wenshan (Carol) Lu ’21, Critical Essay, “Why True Crime Genre Should Not Exist”
Aniketh Phalcomepely ’21, Personal Essay & Memoir, “A Spoken Word”
Shelby Williams ’21, Poetry, “Parking Garage Paradise”

Honorable Mention Awards:
Elliott Brown ’21, Humor, “A Kernel of Wisdom”
Elliott Brown ’21, Humor, “No Strings Attached”
Elliott Brown ’21, Short Story, “The Laundry Card”
Will Buxton ’21, Short Story, “For James”
Zachary Desrosiers-Victorin ’21, Personal Essay & Memoir, “Haiti”
Susanne Kowalska ’21, Short Story, “Poppies Were Her Favorite Flower”
Susanne Kowalska ’21, Short Story, “The Telephone Booth”
David Xi ’21, Poetry, “In the Valley”

Learn more about the 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. See the complete list of Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners from George School.