Sycamore Earns Honors at Scholastic Arts and Writing Regional Awards
The Regional Scholastic Arts and Writing awards have been announced, and Sycamore student writers have earned 28 awards, including 9 pieces advancing to the national competition. Students competed against almost 340,000 entries written by Indiana students through the twelfth grade.
All who placed are invited to attend an awards ceremony on March 22 at Clowes Hall.
Gold Keys (all will be entered in the national competition) Alex Lu: "Say Goodbye" (personal essay) "Essential and Unforgettable: What Calvin and Hobbes Teaches Us About Our Daily Lives" (critical essay) "Golden Reflections" (poem) "Trophies"(poem) Akshay Guttikonda: "The Phoenix Rises" (poem) Kaden Xu: "Sanguine" (flash fiction) Valarie Kossman: “The Disappearance of Mae Basin” (novel) Aditi Dey: "Exodus" (short story) Dani Wei: "The Astronaut" (short story)
Silver Keys Alex Lu: poem "Stairway to Heaven" (poem) "The Eye of My Sun" (poem) "Evelyn" (short story) "The Road" (flash fiction) Alex Wei: short story "The Taxidermist" (short story) Hanna Warren: poem "The Light" (poem) "Something Better"(poem) Dani Wei: "The Lottery of Dogmatic Traditions" (critical essay)
Honorable Mentions Alex Lu: "Through Fresh Eyes" (personal essay) "Morning" (poem) "Reawakening" (poem) Hanna Warren: "Someday" (poem) poem "Mittens" (poem)
Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated.
Alumni include artists Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Kay WalkingStick, and Mozelle Thompson; writers Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Bernard Malamud, Marc Brown, Myla Goldberg, and Joyce Carol Oates; photographer Richard Avedon; actors Robert Redford, Alan Arkin, Lena Dunham, and John Lithgow; fashion designer Zac Posen; and filmmakers Ken Burns, and Richard Linklater.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.