Congratulations to all our Connecticut Scholastic Award Winners
Congratulations to our Scholastic National Award Winners
Sejin Kim—Playlist #27, Choate-Rosemary Hall—Teacher: Kalya Yannatos
American Voices and The Ray Bradbury Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy
Sofia Schaffer—A Scholar on a Battlefield, Hopkins School—Teacher: Lena Roy
Nora Holmes—sugar, William Hall High School—Teacher: Scott Ferguson
Ketong Li—The Rules, Miss Porter’s School—Teacher: Lindsay Hodgman
Audrey Lim—Cupid’s Angels, Choate-Rosemary Hall—Teacher: Katharine Doak
Rosalie Lyons—Nine Lives, Loomis Chaffee School—Teacher: Kate Saxton
Claudia Luciani—Something Worth Telling: My Autobiography, The Ethel Walker School—Teacher: Catherine Reed
Congratulations to our American Voices Nominees
Maisie Bilston – A Different Tale
Junior at Hopkins School in New Haven – Teacher: Ian Melchinger
Maisie Bilston is a junior at Hopkins School. Some of her favorite writers include Virginia Woolf, James Baldwin, T.S. Eliot, and Philip Larkin. She’s currently working on a poetry collection called “Paving Paradise,” as well as a novel about four high-school seniors. Maisie has lived in Germany and England, as well as the United States.
Yin (Angela) Yuan – June’s Box
Senior at Miss Porters – Teacher: Alyssa Auriemma
Angela Yuan is currently a senior at Miss Porter’s School. Originally from Beijing, China, Angela rejoices in the duality of voices offered by her travel experiences. Some of her passions include historical fiction, skiing, and black coffee. Pursuing the path of journalism, she vows to uplift every unheard voice hidden in corners of the world.
Sabrina Lam – To Be Normal
Senior at Manchester High – Teacher: Nicole Gamberale
I am currently a junior at Manchester High School. My favorite pastimes include painting European landscapes, learning groovy riffs on guitar, journaling about film, and most importantly, expressing myself through writing. I especially love car rides at night, summer rain, coffee shops, and lighted cities. I hope to one day pursue a career in journalism and travel the world.
Sofia Schaffer – A Scholar on a Battlefield
Sophomore at Hopkins School – Teacher: Lena Roy
Sofia Schaffer lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and attends Hopkins School in New Haven where she is currently a Sophomore. Sofia’s favorite pastime is reading, but she also loves writing short stories, birdwatching, and illustrating scenes from books. Her favorite things to read are fantasy novels and anything with animals in it.
Junior at Loomis Chaffee School – Teacher: Kate Saxton
A Chinese-American student, Justin is currently a junior in the Loomis Chaffee School. Justin’s investigation into racial segregation was sparked by his history class, which focuses on minority representation and the portrayal of an “equitable history.” Through his writing, Justin hopes to shed light on today’s most contentious issues.
Congratulations to our Teachers
Vicky Nordlund, Rockville High, Vernon
Kate Saxton, Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor
Catherine Reed, the Ethel Walker School, Simsbury
Saul Fussiner, Educational Center for the Arts, New Haven
Brooke Fichera, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford
Bruce Cohen, Educational Center for the Arts, New Haven
Lan Lin, Hopkins School, New Haven
Tom Juvan, Westover School, Middlebury
Katharine Doak, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford
Carol Blejwas, Hall High School, West Hartford
Nicole Gamberale, Manchester High School, Manchester
Peter LaBerge, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford
Amanda Mann, Marine Science Magnet High School, Groton