2020 Scholastic Writing Awards—Regional Winners

This year, seven Newark Academy students won 15 Scholastic Writing Awards in categories ranging from Science Fiction to Critical Essay to Novel Writing. Congratulations to the following writers:

Jeffery Keys ’21

Gold Key, Critical Essay: “Caricatures and Citizenship, Intertwined”

Kieri Keys ’24

Silver Key, Short Story: “Broken Record”

Jamie Paradis ’20

Silver Key, Poetry: “Body Talk”

Honorable Mention, Poetry: “The Good, The In-Between, The Ugly,” “Mother” & “Wishes”

Honorable Mention, Writing Portfolio: “A Reflection”

Samantha Parelli ’21

Silver Key, Short Story: “beauty queen”

Honorable Mention, Poetry: “we used to skydive everywhere”

Ambika Sharma ’24

Honorable Mention, Science Fiction & Fantasy: “The Kingdom of Thánatos”

Lily Sternlieb ’24

Gold Key, Dramatic Script: “We Write The Words We Can Not Say”

Gold Key, Novel Writing: “The Essence of Being Mr. Porter”

Honorable Mention, Short Story: “A Dead Man’s God”

Honorable Mention, Poetry: “Nostalgia”

Emily Tang ’21

Honorable Mention, Poetry: “Slicing

Gold Key works automatically advance to national judging. In recent years Scholastic has received about 350,000 entries. Roughly 20,000 (6%) of entries earn regional Gold Keys, and less than 1% of total Scholastic entries receive National Medals. Good luck, Gold Key winners!

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