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19 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Received

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards


In case you don't already know, seven students from Hastings High School earned recognition for 19 works of writing at the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards-the nation's longest-running, largest, most prestigious recognition program for creative teenagers.  
 
* Hannah Beinstein, 10th grade, Regional Honorable Mention for "Death Island" (Poetry)
* Hannah Beinstein, 10th grade, Regional Honorable Mention for "Number Twenty-Six" (Short Story)
* Aniela Cohig, 11th grade, Regional Honorable Mention for "I don't!" (Poetry)
* Aniela Cohig, 11th grade, Regional Silver Key for "unsaid" (Poetry)
* Aniela Cohig, 11th grade, Regional Silver Key for "Lucy" (Short Story)
* Aniela Cohig, 11th grade, Regional Gold Key for "They Speak" (Poetry)
* Aniela Cohig, 11th grade, Regional Honorable Mention for "Cancer" (Flash Fiction)
* Julia Gardner, 10th grade, National Gold Medal (and Regional Gold Key) for "Breezeblocks" (Flash Fiction)
* Julia Gardner, 10th grade, Regional Gold Key for "Saccharine" (Short Story)
* Julia Gardner, 10th grade, Regional Gold Key for "Dusk, Brother, Adored" (Poetry)
* Emmett Morton, 11th grade, Regional Honorable Mention for "What Comes Before Ash" (Poetry)
* Emmett Morton, 11th grade, Regional Silver Key for "Officials on the Tarmac" (Poetry)
* Celeste Paerels, 10th grade, Regional Gold Key for "The Moment Before the Exhale: Breathing My Way Through Life" (Critical Essay)
* Celeste Paerels, 10th grade, Regional Gold Key for "The Moment Before the Exhale: Breathing My Way Through Life" (Critical Essay)
* Mina Paz-Ledraoulec, 11th grade, Regional Honorable Mention for "Andromeda" (Poetry)
* Mina Paz-Ledraoulec, 11th grade, Regional Honorable Mention for "Antlia" (Poetry)
* Christopher Scarglato, 12th grade, Regional Gold Key for "guinea fowls can't fly on coyote day" (Poetry)
* Christopher Scarglato, 12th grade, Regional Honorable Mention for "free-styling with wolves//the poet of broken concrete" (Poetry)
* Christopher Scarglato, 12th grade, Regional Honorable Mention for "Pizza Barn: A Tale of Quantity over Quality" (Journalism)
 
For nearly 100 years the list of young writers recognized by The Awards has included Joyce Carol Oates, Truman Capote, John Updike, Sylvia Plath, and Stephen King. Across the nation, tens of thousands of teen submissions are judged each year. For 2019, teen writers submitted more than 2,100 works from nine counties north of New York City (Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Ulster, Dutchess in New York, and Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven in Connecticut). Of those, 120 Gold Key Medals, 194 Silver Key Medals, and 345 Honorable Mentions have been awarded.
 
Awards recipients were celebrated with a regional ceremony on March 3rd at Manhattanville College. The full list of local teen writers receiving recognition can be viewed online.
 
 
Gardner Receives National Gold Medal
 
Sophomore Julia Gardner received a National Gold Medal for flash fiction writing she submitted to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.  Out of roughly 340,000 works of art and writing this year, 1% were chosen for silver and gold national medals.  
 
Julia Gardner