Students earn Scholastic Writing Awards

Congratulations to Sam ’20 and Ava ’19 for earning Gold Keys. Read on for their poems and the achievements of other USN High Schoolers for their written works.
by Freya Sachs '00, English department chair
This year, USN freshmen to seniors earned recognition in the Scholastic Writing Awards for their poetry, short stories, essays, and more in the Southeast Writing Region-At-Large. Two pieces of work — by Sam Horner '20 and Ava Neff '19 — earned Gold Keys and have been sent on to the national level. We'll hear news about that next month. Read their poems here.
The following students earned Silver Key Awards:
Bella Barocas ’19, Poetry
Basil Egli ’19, Poetry
Lauren French ’21, Poetry
Erica Friedman ’21, Poetry
Shriya Karam ’19, Journalism
Sophie Perfetto ’19, Poetry
Olivia Rhee ’20, Short Story
Andrew Steed ’19, Science Fiction/Fantasy
The following students earned Honorable Mentions:
Kaya Booth ’22, Short Story
Sam Horner ’20, Poetry
MP King ’22, Critical Essay
Ava Neff ’19, Short Story (2)
Aerial Towles ’19, Novel Writing
You can find the full list of awards for our region here.
    • Ava Neff '19 and Sam Horner '20 earned Gold Key Awards for their poems.

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