Students Capture Nature in Poetry and Prose

During their home study this spring students at Birchwood School of Hawken took it upon themselves to submit writing to the 25th Annual Nature Writing Contest held by Geauga Park District. Birchwood students won six out of ten awards for student prose writers. Winning pieces are published online at and the authors are invited to read their works aloud on Sunday, August 2nd, at 3pm during the 29th Annual Nature Arts Festival at Big Creek Park in Chardon Township.

Adolescent Prose
1st – Samyuktha Iyer, “Lightening on the Tapestry of Brilliant Twilight”
2nd – Qiwen Wu, “A Flash”
3rd – Abby Gemechu, “A Seed of Hope”
Honorable Mention – Serena Nouraldin, “The Oncoming Storm”
Child Prose
3rd – Audrey Ronayne, “Whirlwind”
Honorable Mention – Michael Zhu “A Strange Day”
Congratulations to these students who capture nature so beautifully in their writing. We look forward to hearing their works read aloud in August.