2015 Scholastic Writing Award Winners

We are pleased to announce that several of our high school students have earned recognition in the prestigious Scholastic Writing Awards, co-sponsored by The Boston Globe and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Categories in the contest include dramatic script, flash fiction, humor, journalism, personal essay/memoir, persuasive writing, poetry, novel writing, science fiction/fantasy, and short story. Judges look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Recognition is awarded in three levels of distinction at the regional level: Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention. Work is judged on originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision.

The winners are as follows:

Silver Key:

  • Shaima Azam winning in the personal essay/memoir category for her piece entitled Transcendentalism Inspired Essay
  • Owen Bailey winning in the critical essay category for his piece entitled The Influence of Henry David Thoreau on Martin Luther King
  • Isidora Martin winning in the personal essay/memoir category for her piece entitled My Pet Reindeer
  • Hannah McGillicuddy winning in the critical essay category for her piece entitled Henry David’s Thoreau’s Influence on Martin Luther King
  • John Mucci-Riley winning in the short story category for his piece entitled Red Road

Honorable Mention:

  • Owen Bailey winning in the flash fiction category for his piece entitled The Fields
  • Connor Bryan winning in the flash fiction category for his piece entitled The Captain
  • Louis Chin winning in the critical essay category for his piece entitled Analysis: John Updike’s “A & p”
  • Rachel Elliot winning in the science fiction/fantasy category for her piece entitled Until it Comes Back
  • Ramon Fernandes winning in the critical essay category for his piece entitled Henry Dvaid’s Thoreau’s Influence on Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Sean Freeman winning in the short story category for his piece entitled Trenches
  • Ivy Ho willing in the personal essay/memoir category for her piece entitled Strings
  • Erik Lam winning in the personal essay/memoir category for his piece entitled Brothers
  • Anthony Lecesse winning in the personal essay/memoir category for his piece entitled The Golden Chain
  • Alexi Serino winning in the personal essay/memoir category for her piece entitled Are you Ever Gonna Take Those Off
  • Zaryaab Shafiq winning in the short story category for his piece entitled Vignette
  • Connor Smith winning in the short story category for his piece entitled Heartland
  • Sebestian Tringale wining in the personal essay/memoir category for his piece entitled Arrival

Congratulations!