30 USN students earn honors for scholastic writing

Kaya Booth '22, Devon Brown '25, Cleo Gauthier '24, Sarah Page-McCaw '24, Emily Wykoff '22, and Sheerea Yu '23 receive Gold Key distinction for their work.
By Sierra Smith, Communications Specialist

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Mid-South Art Region has recognized 48 pieces of writing by 29 University School of Nashville students. 

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards honors teenagers for their exemplary work in both writing and art. 

The goal is to promote teenagers' work, so it can be seen across the world. The purpose of this is to help students capture and identify their talents. With the help of their teachers, students can submit their work into one of 28 categories. Each year, USN students unlock their literary and artistic potential by submitting work into this competition. 

The following students received awards for their writing in this year's program. 

Gold Key:
Kaya Booth '22, Short Story
Devon Brown '25, Critical Essay
Cleo Gauthier '24, Poetry
Sarah Page-McCaw '24, Critical Essay; Personal Essay & Memoir
Emily Wykoff '22, Short Story
Sheerea Yu '23, Poetry (2)
Silver Key:
Nell Cox '22, Poetry (2)
Alena Ellis '25, Critical Essay
Maria Gamboa '24, Personal Essay & Memoir
Abigail Green '23, Poetry
MP King '22, Poetry (2), Science Fiction & Fantasy 
Auldyn Plant '23, Personal Essay & Memoir
Els Shepard '23, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Ceri Williams '23, Poetry; Personal Essay & Memoir
Andrew Wright '23, Poetry
Emily Wykoff '22, Writing Portfolio
Sheerea Yu '23, Poetry; Humor
Honorable Mention:
Owen Block '23, Critical Essay
Grace Boero '24, Poetry
Jolie Booth '23, Flash Fiction
Kaya Booth '22, Critical Essay (2), Poetry
Zoe Bressman '22, Poetry (2)
Cleo Gauthier '24, Poetry
William Grobmyer '22, Critical Essay
Kara Grace Hess '23, Critical Essay
Olivia Jelsma '23, Poetry
Sophie Kavalali '23, Poetry
MP King '22, Poetry
Greta Li '22, Poetry
Greta Matties '22, Poetry
Mansi Pethkar '22, Critical Essay
Max Rosen '22, Poetry
Clara Smail '24, Critical Essay
Wesley Smail '22, Novel Writing
Daraeno Udom '24, Poetry
Andrew Wright '23, Poetry
Emily Wykoff '22, Poetry
Sheerea Yu '23, Poetry (2)

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