Scholastic Writing Awards 2022 National Medalists

Congratulations to the 2022 National Medalists! These students are invited to a National Ceremony in New York City in June. Please check your student Scholastic account for important information.

Pittsburgh CAPA School

Shelley Demus, 12th grade: Gold Medal | American Voices Medal | Best-in-Grade Award for Poetry. Title: blk

Elena Eiss, 10th grade: Silver Medal for Dramatic Script. Title: This Story

Josephine Reiter, 12th grade: Silver Medal for Poetry. Title: A Girl’s Guide to Falling from Grace

Amelia Staresinic, 11th grade: Silver Medal for Poetry. Title: A Family Tree

Mathilda Turich, 9th grade: Silver Medal for Journalism. Title: New Pronouns, New Problems

Fox Chapel High School

Anna Ferris, 12th grade: Silver Medal for Short Story. Title: The Last Line of Defense

North Allegheny High School

Sophie Lu, 12th grade: Silver Medal for Critical Essay. Title: Why Texas’ Heartbeat Bill is a Step Backward for our Democracy

Silver Medal for Personal Essay / Memoir. Title: A Tale of Pride and Prejudice

Katherine Peng, 11th grade: Gold Medal for Critical Essay. Title: A Perfect Model: The Effects of Stereotypes on the Asian-American Population

Samantha Podnar, 12th grade: Gold Medal | Civic Expression Award for Critical Essay. Title: “What They Want is To Destroy Us”: The Rampant, Undercover Fear Driving Anti-Mask Protests

Maya Sivakumar, 11th grade: Gold Medal for Short Story. Title: The Corner Store

Penn Trafford High School

Delena Steimer, 11th grade: Silver Medal for Poetry. Title: Post-Apocalypse

Oakland Catholic High School

Janise Zenmon, 12th grade: Silver Medal for Poetry. Title: My Life Time

Shady Side Academy Senior High School

Hannah Song, 11th grade: Gold Medal for Personal Essay / Memoir. Title: Pink Ribbons

Anker Zhao, 12th grade: Gold Medal for Journalism. Title: National Security versus Individual

Winchester Thurston

Felix Gamper, 10th grade: Silver Medal for Personal Essay / Memoir. Title: Berg to Burg: The Local Impact of Climate Change

Scholastic Writing Awards 2022 Regional Winners

Go to our Pittsburgh Region Scholastic Google Site to see the winners–just scroll down and click on the link to the spreadsheet:

https://sites.google.com/d/15DI-5FTqFRIzM9dxTOwy93S95XQLB0-W/p/19duLS-glqkdXyo1tc88ie1qGZ0aNFXKs/edit

Scholastic Writing Awards 2022–How to Enter

Age and Grade Requirements: Students ages 13 – 18 in grades 7 – 12 are eligible.

Writing Categories:  For information on writing categories:

https://www.artandwriting.org/awards/how-to-enter/categories/

How to enter:

  1. Students choose pieces they’ve written that fit within Scholastic categories.

  2. Students create accounts in ORS (Online Registration System), including updating their grade every year: https://www.artandwriting.org/awards/how-to-enter.

  3. Students upload their entry (entries) through their student account. Please note: As soon as a student uploads their work, they are entered in the Awards. A confirmation number is not provided or required.

  4. Work must be uploaded by midnight on the deadline: Monday, December 6th, 2021

  5. Payment and submission forms with parent signatures can be mailed after the upload deadline. Please see Entry Fee and Mailing Payment section below.

Anonymous Entries

All student entries must be anonymous. If student name(s) or other identifiable information is found on an entry, the entry could be disqualified.

No Artwork

There are separate art categories; see the Scholastic Art and Writing Alliance website for these:

https://www.artandwriting.org/awards/how-to-enter/categories/#ArtCategories

Pittsburgh area students may enter, but the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project does not administer the art awards.

 

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