Maine Region Winners of the Scholastic Writing Awards

Friday, March 4th, The Southern Maine Writing Project hosted an awards ceremony for the Scholastic Writing Awards at the Osher Life-Long Learning Center on the Portland campus. Approximately 100 parents, teachers, and students in grades 7th-12th grade, came to celebrate the work of young writers. The highlight of the evening was listening to 14 gold and silver key winners and honorable mentions read excerpts from their terrific poems, short stories, short-shorts, and essays.

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The Southern Maine Writing Project, University of Southern Maine

in association with

The Betterment Fund and The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

presents the 2011 Winners of

The Scholastic Writing Awards
Maine Region

 


~ Gold Key, Writing Portfolio ~

Samantha Dow, 18, Writing Portfolio, Casco Bay HS, Teacher – Diane Manzi

~ Gold Key, American Voices Nominee ~

Jack Amoroso, 14, “The Gift of Fear”, Frank H. Harrison MS, Teacher – Karyn Smith, Personal Essay
Alexandra Carrington, 14, “The Significance of Life-Sized Sea Creatures”, Daniel F. Mahoney MS,Teacher – Susan Thornfeldt, Short Story
Kylie Pratt
, 15, “We Were All a Little in Love”, Noble HS, Teacher – Adina Hunter, Short Story

~ Silver Key ~

Maureen Blanchard, 17, “Familial Geometry”, South Portland HS, Teacher – Cory Snow, Personal Essay
Alexandra Carrington, 14, “Waste Away”, “Sister”, and “Discontent of The Sleep-Deprived”, Daniel F. Mahoney   MS, Teacher – Susan Thornfeldt, Poetry
Haley Fawcett
, 13, “Spies”, Cape Elizabeth MS, Teacher – Alison Hawkes, Short Story
Rodric Jones, 14, “The Nightmares of Rho Morgan”, Biddeford MS, Teacher – Diana Mullins, Science Fiction/Fantasy
Sasha Kohan, 17, “The Perfect Coffee Pot”, Cape Elizabeth HS, Teacher – Lisa Melanson, Personal Essay
Eliza Lambert, 15, “We Know How to Live”, Casco Bay HS, Teacher – Alberto Morales, Short Story
Libby Merrithew, 17, “Drink of the Past”, Noble HS, Teacher – Adina Hunter,   Personal Essay
Eva Miele, 14, “See the Signs”, Cape Elizabeth MS, Teacher – Alison Hawkes, Short Story
Fallon Parker, 17, “Red, Summer, No Sunshine”, Cheverus HS, Teacher – Elizabeth Coates, Poetry
Emma Torres, 13, “Middle School Halls”, Frank H. Harrison MS, Teacher – Karyn Smith, Personal Essay
William Steidl, 13, “The Forest”, Cape Elizabeth MS, Teacher – Alison Hawkes, Short Story
Ian Wright, 18, ”Drive-Thru” and “The Ballerina”, Berwick Academy, Teacher – Karen Wright, Humor and Poetry

 

~ Honorable Mention ~

Maddie Bowe, 12, “The Subway Cabbie”, Cape Elizabeth MS, Teacher – Alison Hawkes, Poetry
Valerie Carpentier, 16, “Reliving Tragedy”, Deering HS, Teacher – Kathryn Toppan, Short Story
Elaine Cilley, 18, “Myriad”, Cheverus HS, Teacher – Suzanne Mahar, Short Story
Mary Coyne, 14, “The Outsider”, Frank H. Harrison MS, Teacher – Karyn Smith, Personal Essay
Marcel Odie DeSmith, 14, “The Lonely Coffee Cup at the End of the Table”, Frank H. Harrison MS, Teacher – Karyn Smith, Poetry
Sarah Doughty, 16, “For Your Aggravation”, Gorham HS, Teacher – Christina Stone, Short Story
Benjamin Dow, 12, “The Race”, “The Meaning of Life”, and “Uncle By Blood Stranger By Flesh”, Frank H. Harrison MS, Teacher – Amanda Blaine, Poetry
Samantha Duarte, 16, “Embracing Floyd”, Noble HS, Teacher – Kate Gardoqui, Personal Essay
Brooke DuGuay-Miller, 14, “‘Half’ of the Story”, Biddeford MS, Teacher – Diana Mullins,
Science Fiction/Fantasy
Jana Freedman, 12, “Red”, Cape Elizabeth MS, Teacher – Aaron Filieo, Short Story
Sarah Giraldo, 16, “Remnant of a Memory”, Lisbon HS, Teacher – Seth Mitchell, Science Fiction/Fantasy
Deven Goss, 16, “The Monster”, Nobel HS, Teacher – Kate Gardoqui, Personal Essay
Justin Guerette, 13, “No Such Thing as No”, Cape Elizabeth MS, Teacher – Aaron Filieo, Short Story
Sarah Hagen, 17, “Something You’ll Love”, “Acceptance”, “The Girl of the Sea”, and  “I Can Be a Fool”, Nobel      HS, Teacher – Adina Hunter, Poetry
Maggie Keefe, 14, “Thank God”, Frank H. Harrison MS, Teacher – Karyn Smith, Personal Essay
Robyn King, 17, Writing Portfolio, Noble HS, Teacher – Adina Hunter, Poetry
Mo Lavallee, 14, “Now There are Four”, Cape Elizabeth MS, Teacher –Alison Hawkes, Personal Essay
Brittney Newman, 12, “White Eyed Wolf”, Cape Elizabeth MS, Teacher – Alison Hawkes, Short Story
Lily Norris, 12, “Accidental Accidents”,  Cape Elizabeth MS, Teacher –Alison Hawkes, Short Story
Henry Olivia, 14, “Come In”, Frank H. Harrison MS, Teacher – Ira Warshaw, Poetry
Caitlin O’Sullivan, 13, “Trying to Save My Mom”, Cape Elizabeth MS, Teacher – Alison Hawkes, Short Story
Kylie Pratt, 15, “I Like Cheese”,  Noble HS, Teacher – Adina Hunter, Humor
Michelle Royal, 17, “Swift Shot & One Thought”, Noble HS,   Teacher – Kate Gardoqui, Poetry
Charlotte Rutty, 17, “The Fabulous Adventures of Teeny and Weeny”, Cape Elizabeth HS,
Teacher – Lisa Melanson, Short Story
Darren Shi, 13, “Origami Skirmish”, Frank H. Harrison MS, Teacher – Ira Warshaw, Poetry
Cassidy Sirois, 14, “Speak Now”, Biddeford MS, Teacher – Diana Mullins, Short Story
Rachael Smith, 17, “God’s Fingers”, Noble HS, Teacher – Kate Gardoqui, Personal Essay
Michelle Stansfield, 16, “Alone at the Lunch Table”, Noble HS, Teacher – Kate Gardoqui, Personal Essay
McKenna Wood, 12, “If I’m Such a Loser, What did I Lose?”, Cape Elizabeth MS, Teacher – Carrie Newton, Personal Essay
Ian Wright, 18, “Twisted Poems for Children: Slip n’ Slide Instructions and Little Billy”, and “Building a Dream”,     Berwick Academy, Teacher – Karen Wright, Humor and Journalism
Ian Wright, 18, Writing Portfolio, Berwick Academy, Teacher – Karen Wright

Congratulations Scholastic Writing Award Winners!

A special thanks to our sponsors, The Betterment Fund, The Southern Maine Writing Project, The National Writing Project, and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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