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PDS Students Win an Impressive 69 Scholastic Writing Awards
PDS Students Win an Impressive 69 Scholastic Writing Awards

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were announced this year, and US English teacher Tom Quigley announced that 29 Upper School students won a total of 69 writing awards. Please see the full list of the award winners below. A special congratulations to Emily Trend '18, who won a National Gold Medal in Poetry for her piece "What I Know." Emily joins senior Shana Levine '17, who won a National Silver Medal in Photography. In the announcement, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards materials state, "More than 330,000 works of art and writing were submitted by students in grades 7-12 this year, and receiving a National Medal places you within the top 1% of all submissions." Congratulations!

Sofia Bae: 2 Silver Keys; 1 Honorable Mention

Rahul Bahatia: 1 Honorable Mention

Will Brossman: 1 Silver Key; 1 Honorable Mention

Jerry Chen: 2 Gold Keys; 2 Silver Keys

Sara Chopra: 1 Gold Key; 2 silver; 3 Honorable Mentions

Max Difazio: 1 Silver Key

Emma Dries: 1 Silver Key

Sanjana Dugar: 1 Silver Key; 5 Honorable Mentions

Marc Harary: 1 Silver Key; 1 Honorable Mentions

Danielle Hirsch: 1 Honorable Mention

Jacques Hughes: 1 Silver Key

Owen Hynes: 1 Honorable Mention

Arya Jha: 1 Silver Key

Nate Jones: 2 Gold Keys; 1 Silver Key; 3 Honorable Mentions

Anisa Lateef: 1 Honorable Mention

Veronica Li: 1 Honorable Mention

Jessie Lin: 1 Honorable Mention

Abigail Ling: 1 Silver Key

William Lu: 1 Silver Key

Morgan Mills: 3 Gold Key; 1 Silver Key; 1 Honorable Mention

Alex Neumann: 2 Silver Keys; 2 Honorable Mentions

Grace Nicholas: 1 Silver Key; 1 Honorable Mention

Olivia Nini: 1 Silver Key; 3 Honorable Mentions

Leo Nye: 2 Silver Keys; 1 Honorable Mentions

Vivek Sharma: 1 Silver Key

Emily Simonds: 1 Gold Key

Emily Trend: 1 Gold Key; 2 Silver Keys; 2 Honorable Mentions

Erica Walsh: 1 Gold Key

Palmer White: 1 Silver Key; 1 Honorable Mention

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