Scholastics Awards Birchwood School of Hawken Writers
The nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens has awarded local teens their highest honors. Each year Scholastic Art and Writing Awards accepts entries from seventh through twelfth-grade students in 28 categories. They are then blindly adjudicated by some of the foremost leaders in the visual and literary arts for originality, technical skill, and authentic and unique point of view.
Local Birchwood School students received the highest honors for their writing.
Home, Personal Essay & Memoir, Gold Key
The Light, Short Story, Honorable Mention
The Untold Story of Marc Vaynbeerg, Personal Essay & Memoir, Silver Key
Accepting Change, Humor, Honorable Mention
Deep South Football, Short Story, Silver Key
Wither and Fade, Short Story, Silver Key
The Skateboard, Short Story, Honorable Mention
Their writing teachers, Lorraine Tzeng and Jennifer Seward, congratulate their students for their hard work and well-deserved honor.
Birchwood alumni also received recognition. Jane Nilson, now attending Hawken Upper School, received Honorable Mention, Gold Key, and Silver Key awards for four pieces of poetry. Also, Nadia Ibrahim, now attending Laurel School, received awards for thirteen pieces in a wide range of writing categories including humor, poetry, memoir, short story, and science fiction/fantasy.