Annual High School Writing Contest

34th Annual High School Writing Contest Winners

POETRY
1st Place“When Clark’s Ice Cream Parlor first opened – after Jeff Kass” by Hanel Baveja, Huron High School, Ann Arbor, MI, Mr. Eldon, 12th grade
2nd Place“Distorted Information Processing” by Kali Delia, Northern Highlands Regional High School, Allendale, NJ,  Ms. Svea Barrett, 12th grade
3rd Place “Virginia’s Daughters” by Helen Ross, Towson High School, Towson, MD, Mr. William Jones, 12th grade
Honorable Mention“Mothered” by Kelli Crosta, Livingston High School, Livingston, NJ,  Ms. Susan Rothbard, 12th grade
“Individuality is Bliss” by Alyson Schwartz, Northern Highlands Regional High School, Allendale, NJ, Ms. Svea Barrett, 12th grade

“Pledge of Allegiance” by Samantha Pappas, Northern Highlands Regional High School, Allendale, NJ, Ms. Svea Barrett, 11th grade

“Posture” by Elizabeth Merrigan, Newark Academy, Livingston, NJ, Ms. Tess C. James, 10th grade

“Sketches of a  green card in Arizona”, by Talin Tahajian, Belmont High School, Belmont, MA, Ms. Martha Bloom, 12th Grade

“Truth”, by Dezmond Marsh, NJ
ESSAY
1st Place“Impossible to Forget” by Mollie Walker, Northern Highlands Regional High School, Allendale, NJ, Ms. Svea Barrett, 11th grade
2nd Place“Yours Truly” by Samantha Pappas, Northern Highlands Regional High School, Allendale, NJ, Ms. Svea Barrett, 11th grade
3rd Place“And the Heartbreaker” by David Birkenthal, Towson High School,  Towson,  MD, Mr. William Jones, 12th grade
FICTION
1st Place“Greenbrooke, Now” by Oriana Tang, Livingston High School, Livingston, NJ, Mrs. Fredrica Glucksman, 11th grade
2nd Place“A Room Full of People Who Want to Sleep Together” by Danielle Rifkin, Bergen Cnty Academies, Hackensack, NJ, Mr. R. Weems, 11th grade
3rd Place“Quarter-Life Crisis” by Jessica Li, Livingston High School, Livingston, NJ, Mrs. Fredrica Glucksman, 10th grade
Honorable Mention“How to Raise Audrey” by Isabella Grabski, Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ, Mr. Richard Weems, 12th grade
“Snapshot” by Alyson Schwartz, Northern Highlands Regional High School, Allendale, NJ, Ms. Svea Barrett, 12th grade
“Hey” by Leslie Collins, Ursuline Academy, Wilmington DE, Ms. Liesbeth Bishop, 11th grade
“Yesterday” by Gabrielle Walters, Northern Highlands Regional High School, Allendale, NJ, Ms. Svea Barrett, 11th grade
“Cocker” by Katie Cooke, Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ, Mr. Richard Weems, 12th grade
“Descent” by Joelle Castaldo, Tenafly High School, Tenafly, NJ, Mr. Gary Whitehead, 12th grade