Connecticut Scholastic Writing Awards

Congratulations to all our Connecticut Scholastic Award Winners

Download the list of recognized students here or here.

Congratulations to our Scholastic National Award Winners

9th Grade

Silver Medal

Sejin Kim—Playlist #27, Choate-Rosemary Hall—Teacher: Kalya Yannatos

10th Grade

American Voices and The Ray Bradbury Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy

Sofia Schaffer—A Scholar on a Battlefield, Hopkins School—Teacher: Lena Roy

Gold Medal

Nora Holmes—sugar, William Hall High School—Teacher: Scott Ferguson

Ketong Li—The Rules, Miss Porter’s School—Teacher: Lindsay Hodgman

Silver Medal

Audrey Lim—Cupid’s Angels, Choate-Rosemary Hall—Teacher: Katharine Doak

    12th Grade

    Gold Medal

    Rosalie Lyons—Nine Lives, Loomis Chaffee School—Teacher: Kate Saxton

    Silver Medal

    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.

    Justin Wu – America’s Segregated Classroom: an Unending Cycle of Poverty and Prejudice

    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

    Golden Key

    Vicky Nordlund, Rockville High, Vernon


    Kate Saxton, Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor


    Silver Key

    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


    Honorable Mention

    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

    Connecticut Writing Awards Regional Scholastic Site