Scholastic Art and Writing Awards 

By Areej Arif

The Scholastic Arts and Writing Competition is a national competition where students can enter their short stories, critical essays, digital art, ceramics, poetry, humor pieces, fashion, journalism pieces, jewelry, paintings, and more to be judged.  The competition issues three awards: an Honorable Mention, a Silver Key, and a Gold Key. This year, Seven Hills had 65 students who won writing awards and six students who won art awards.  The awards are a huge step in many writers’ and artists’ lives. English teacher Mark Beyreis, who encourages his students to submit his work, said, “There is tremendous value in students handing over their work to someone not for a grade, just because they have this idea and are willing to share it with someone else.” Gold key art medalist, Claire Liu, said, “It’s an experience. It’s nice to hear what other people think about it [my art].” A panel of Scholastic Awards alumni anonymously judge the awards, so the judges have no bias based on ethnicity or gender. See below for a complete list of Scholastic Award winners from Seven Hills! 

List of writing award recipients: 

• Aanvi Anand – Silver Key 

• Isabelle Anthony – Silver Key 

• Areej Arif – Silver Key, Honorable Mention 

• Lina Asfaw – Honorable Mention 

• Alice Bachelder – Silver Key, Gold Key 

• Shanaya Bharucha – Silver Key 

• Logan Bien – Gold Key, Honorable Mention 

• Ronan Blair – Gold Key, Silver Key, Honorable Mention (x3)

•  Ariane Briquet – Honorable Mention 

• Kailyn Brown – Honorable Mention 

• Max Brown – Silver Key, Honorable Mention (x2)

• Alex Burke – Silver Key 

• Jai Chaudhary – Honorable Mention 

• Sammy Chaudhary – Honorable Mention 

• Saahil Chunduri – Silver Key, Honorable Mention 

• Abby Deimling – Silver Key, Honorable Mention 

• Josie Domet – Silver Key (x2), Honorable Mention 

• Mallory Dorsch – Silver Key, Honorable Mention 

• Grace Dunson – Gold Key, Honorable Mention 

• Erin Finn – Gold Key, Honorable Mention 

• Sam Froehle – Silver Key 

• Megha Gaitonde – Honorable Mention 

• Evelyn Ghao – Silver Key 

• Arjun Gupta – Honorable Mention 

• Annelise Hawgood – Gold Key, Silver Key 

• Aaron Howard – Silver Key 

• Jenny Hu – Gold Key – American Voices Nominee, Gold Key (x2), Silver Key (x3), Honorable Mention 

• Zhuoling Jiang – Silver Key 

• Timothy Jordan – Gold Key, Silver Key (x2), Honorable Mention  

• Biz Kohnen – Silver Key 

• Abigail Li – Gold Key (x2), Silver Key (x3), Honorable Mention (x2)

• Edward Li – Gold Key, Silver Key, Honorable mention 

• Leon Li – Honorable Mention 

• Anke Liang – Silver Key 

• Claire Liu – Honorable Mention 

• Rachel Losch – Honorable Mention 

• Avi Mahajan – Silver Key 

• Maya Martinez – Gold Key 

• Cat McAndrew – Silver Key (x2)

• Ashley McLennan – Gold Key (x2), Silver Key (x3), Honorable Mention (x2)

• Ahalya Nambiar – Silver Key, Honorable Mention 

• Rohan Nambiar – Silver Key, Honorable Mention (x3)

• Kira Njegovan – Honorable Mention 

• Anna Papakirk – Silver Key (x2), Honorable Mention (x2)

• Neel Parma – Gold Key, Silver Key (x4)

• Kaiya Park – Silver Key, Honorable Mention 

• Naina Purushothaman – Gold Key (x2), Honorable Mention (x2)

• Emerson Rinaldi – Honorable Mention

• Jack Ringel – Honorable Mention 

• Abby Robinson – Honorable Mention 

• Phoebe Rubinstein – Honorable Mention (x2)

• Roman Russo – Honorable Mention 

• Saloni Sachdeva – Silver Key 

• Sydney Schneider – Honorable Mention (x2)

• Kathryn Shao – Honorable Mention 

• Aana Shenai – Silver Key (x2), Honorable Mention

• Jaden Sims – Honorable Mention 

• Carter Stevens – Gold Key 

• Katie Stevens – Honorable Mention 

• Julia Tamai – Honorable Mention, Silver Key 

• Lidya Tesfaye – Silver Key, Honorable Mention

• Anna Wabler – Honorable Mention

• Gabrielle Walker – Silver Key (x8), Honorable Mention (x2)

• Mikul Wyer – Honorable Mention 

• Andrew Zhou – Honorable Mention 

List of Art Award Recipients: 

Evelyn Gao – Gold Key (x4), Silver Key (x2), Honorable Mention 

• Annelise Hawgood – Silver Key 

• Christina Lafley – Silver Key, Honorable Mention 

• Claire Liu – Gold Key, Honorable Mention 

• Yueqian Ma (Loura)  – Gold Key, Silver Key (x3)

• Celine Tan – Silver Key (x3), Honorable Mention (x5)

• Zhu (Julia) Zheng – Silver Key, Honorable Mention