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Monday, February 08, 2016

FCPS Students Win Regional Awards in 2016 Scholastic Writing Awards Competition

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students at 22 schools have won regional awards in the 2016 Scholastic Writing Awards Competition.  FCPS students won 26 regional Gold Key awards, 51 Silver Key awards, and 66 Honorable Mentions.
Gold Key winners include:
  •       Ian Anspaugh of Chantilly High School for personal essay-memoir.
  •       Mei Baek of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) for flash fiction.
  •      Akash Bansal of TJHSST for personal essay-memoir.
  •      Zara Batalvi of TJHSST, four Gold Key awards for poetry.
  •      Sarah Benson of South County High for dramatic script, poetry, and personal essay-memoir.  Benson’s personal essay-memoir is an American Voices nominee.
  •        Emma Choi of Marshall High School, two Gold Keys for poetry and two Gold Keys for short story.  One of Choi’s poems is an American Voices nominee.
  •       Isabelle Cohen of Stuart High School for short story.
  •       Olivia Dabich of Marshall High School for writing portfolio.
  •       Ross Dempsey of TJHSST for journalism.
  •       Aline Dolinh of Oakton High School for writing portfolio and poetry.
  •       Joyce Hong of TJHSST for science fiction-fantasy.
  •       Christopher Morris of TJHSST for journalism.
  •       Maya Pearson of Robinson Secondary School for humor.
  •       Marriya Schwarz of Oakton High School for critical essay and dramatic script.
  •       Matthew Sun of TJHSST for personal essay-memoir.
  •       Hanna Un of Lake Braddock Secondary School for short story.
Silver Key winners include:
  •       Beteel Abuageel of South County High for poetry.
  •       Ankit Agrawal of TJHSST for personal essay-memoir.
  •       Katherine Ahn of TJHSST for personal essay-memoir.
  •       Suzie Bae of TJHSST for poetry.
  •       Megan Baranowsky of Kilmer Middle School for humor.
  •       Sarah Benson of South County High for short story and writing portfolio.
  •       Nicole Beymer of Marshall High School for poetry.
  •       Milan Bharadwaj of TJHSST for journalism.
  •       Christopher Boose of Falls Church High School for short story.
  •       Emma Choi of Marshall High School for flash fiction and two Silver Keys for poetry.
  •       Abbi Conklin of South County High for poetry and short story.
  •       Olivia Dabich of Marshall High School for short story.
  •       Alexander Davis of Twain Middle School for critical essay.
  •       Adelia Du of TJHSST for poetry.
  •       Lily Ginsberg of West Potomac High School for flash fiction.
  •       Emily Goff of Herndon High School for flash fiction and three Silver Keys for poetry.
  •       Hannah Han of TJHSST for humor.
  •       Matthew Harrington of Marshall High School for dramatic script.
  •       Joyce Hong of TJHSST for flash fiction.
  •       Jia Kim of TJHSST for flash fiction.
  •       Jungsoo Kim of McLean High for personal essay-memoir.
  •       Kathleen Kim of Marshall High School for personal essay-memoir.
  •       Jonathan Lee of TJHSST for critical essay.
  •       Caitlyn Ling of TJHSST for short story.
  •       Calathea Pacifica of Falls Church High School for short story.
  •       Reema Patel of TJHSST for personal essay-memoir.
  •       Maya Pearson of Robinson Secondary School for personal essay-memoir.
  •       Adithi Ramakrishnan of TJHSST for science fiction-fantasy.
  •       Aashna Sawhney of Franklin Middle School, two Silver Keys for poetry.
  •       Helen Shi of Oakton High School for poetry.
  •       Jessica Smith of Langley High School for personal essay-memoir.
  •       Keighan Speer of South County High School for poetry.
  •       Pierce Stegman of TJHSST for journalism.
  •       Matthew Sun of TJHSST for writing portfolio.
  •       Virginia Sun of TJHSST, two Silver Keys for personal essay-memoir.
  •       Ananya Suri of TJHSST for journalism.
  •       Bill Tang of TJHSST for personal essay-memoir.
  •       Sarkis Ter Martirosyan of TJHSST for personal essay-memoir.
  •       Kevin Wang of TJHSST for critical essay.
  •       Sara Warrington of TJHSST for journalism.
  •       Hana Wong of Twain Middle School for short story.
  •       Victoria Yang of TJHSST for humor.
 
Honorable Mentions went to Chantilly High School:  Min Jun Kim, Rebecca Messier (2), and Annie Son; Cooper Middle School:  Madeleine Assaad;  Fairfax High School:  Nicholas Poole; Falls Church High School:  Abigail Page; Franklin Middle School:  Aashna Sawhney; Hayfield Secondary School:  Antea Cooper (2), Ruth Fisseha, and Sabah Munshi; Herndon High School:  Emily Goff; Lake Braddock Secondary School: Renata Botelho (2); Longfellow Middle School:  William Wang; McLean High School:  Abby Comey, Young In Seo, and Lucy Zheng; Marshall High School:  Nicole Beymer, Emma Choi,  and E. Warren; Oakton High School:  Aline Dolinh and Marriya Schwarz (2); Robinson Secondary School:  Hannah Earl; Rocky Run Middle School:  Anjali Nair; South County High School:  Sarah Benson (2), Abbi Conklin (2), Samantha Evans, and Keighan Speer; South County Middle School:  Ariel Choi; Stuart High School:  Isabelle Cohen; TJHSST: Abha Agrawal, Mei Baek, Michelle Cao (2), Nathan Foss, Joyce Hong (2), Grace Huang, Disha Jain, Olivia Johann, Alison Li (2), Caitlin Ling, Eric Liu (2), Sahana Raman (2), Shambhavi Ramaswamy, Matthew Sun, Virginia Sun (2), Antono Zaman, and Jonathan Zheng (4); West Potomac High School:  Lily Ginsberg and Madison Harden (3); and Woodson High School:  Isabelle Houston.
            The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is a 93-year old program of the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. Winners will be honored at a special ceremony in March at the Gala Theater in Washington, D.C. 
The Scholastic Writing Awards competition is administered locally by Writopia Lab.
More information about the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is available online.
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