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Students Receive Scholastic Writing, Visual Arts Recognition

Announced by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a record number of D-E students—nearly 30 in all—were honored as Scholastic Art & Writing Awards winners this year. The Scholastic Awards was founded by educational publisher Scholastic Inc. in 1923 in an effort to discover and to support the creative development of young students. The program is considered the most prestigious recognition programs for artistic teens in grades 7-12, taking submissions in 29 categories, and awarding students at the regional and national levels.  Notable Scholastic Award “alumni” include Andy Warhol, Stephen King, Lena Dunham, and Zac Posen.

The following D-E Upper and Middle School students were awarded at the regional level for their writing:

Emily Char ’20: two Gold Keys in Poetry, Silver Key in Memoir, two Honorable Mention in Poetry

Ava Chiocco ’18: Honorable Mention in Short Story, Honorable Mention in Critical Essay

Anne Choi ’19: Silver Key in Poetry, Honorable Mention in Flash Fiction, Honorable Mention in Memoir

Kirin Mueller ’20: two Silver Key in Critical Essay, Honorable Mention in Memoir

Chaeyeon Kim ’18: Honorable Mention in Poetry

Christine Kim ’18: Silver key in Poetry, Silver Key in Flash Fiction, Honorable Mention in Poetry, two Honorable Mentions in Flash Fiction, Honorable Mention in Critical Essay

Susie Lee ’19: Honorable Mention in Poetry

Ben Levin ’19: Honorable Mention in Poetry, Honorable Mention in Humor

Noa Levin ’19: Honorable Mention in Flash Fiction

Zach Levin ’18: Honorable Mention in Short Story

Riley Levine ’20: two Gold Keys in Poetry, two Silver Keys in Poetry, Honorable Mention in Poetry

Max Louis ’19: Silver Key in Poetry, Honorable Mention in Poetry

Jordan Meier ’19: Gold Key in Memoir

Addie Model ’17: Gold Key in Portfolio, Gold Key in Short Story, two Silver Keys in Short Story, Honorable Mention in Humor

Sunaya DasGupta Mueller ’22: Gold Key in Critical Essay

Andrew Mount ’17: Silver Key in Short Story

Maxine Musto ’17: Silver Key in Poetry

Kevin Nouri ’19: Gold Key in Critical Essay, Silver Key in Memoir, two Silver Keys in Critical Essay, two Honorable Mentions in Poetry, three Honorable Mentions in Critical Essay

Marie Ogino ’20: Gold Key in Memoir

Emma Plowe ’19: Silver Key in Poetry, two Honorable Mention in Poetry

Grace Rosenberg ’19: Gold Key in Poetry, Silver Key in Memoir

Amina Sadural ’18: Honorable Mention in Poetry

Julietta Thron ’18: Honorable Mention in Memoir

Kenneth Yan ’19: two Silver Keys in Poetry

Additionally, four D-E students were recognized for their written submissions by Scholastic at the national level.  These students have been invited to the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall that will take place in June, and include the following:

Jordan Meier ’19: Silver Medal in Personal Essay & Memoir, “Pandora’s Cigar Box”

Addie Model ’17: Silver Medal in Writing Portfolio, “Present Writer”

Sunaya DasGupta Mueller ’22: Gold Medal and Best in Grade Award in Critical Essay, “Conserving Nature by Taking Native Land? America’s National Parks and the Ideals of Democracy.”

Kevin Nouri ’19: Silver Medal in Personal Essay, “Whole Foods for the Whole Community”

In the visual arts, five Upper School students won recognition at the regional level, including the following:

Katie Evans ’18: Gold Key in Photography, two Silver Keys, Honorable Mention

Rebecca Ho ’17: Gold Key in Ceramic, two Silver Keys, four Honorable Mentions

Madeline Kachikian ’18: Honorable Mention in Photography

Daniela Solovey ’17: Gold Key in Visual Arts Portfolio

Yuhan Xie ’17: Honorable Mention in Illustration

Finally, Katie Evans ’18 won national recognition as a Silver Medal winner in Photography, for her entry entitled “What if it pops?”

Congratulations to all our student honorees, on receiving this significant recognition!


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