CDS Students Shine in Scholastic Writing Awards

Pictured from left are Upper School Scholastic Regional Writing Award winners Matthew Piwowar, Chris Champ, Hannah Matin, Zoe Fitzgerald, Ellie Cross, and Zoë Eshan. Upper School students not pictured: Vince Antinori and Camille Beatty.

Carolina Day School congratulates the following students, whose works were selected from among thousands entered into the Southeast Writing Region-at-Large. Students in grades 7-12 are eligible to submit writing from a number of different categories. Gold Key pieces advance to the national competition where they will be considered for National Awards.

Congratulations to the following CDS students:

GOLD KEY WINNERS

UPPER SCHOOL

  • Camille Beatty “Chalk” (Short Story)
  • Zoë Eshan “Once, in America” (Poetry)
  • Zoe Fitzgerald “I’m Your Token Damaged Girl: A Letter to John Green” (Personal Essay & Memoir)

MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • Caroline Ambrose “The Smell of White” (Short Story)
  • Margaret Bourne “The Boy of Belmonte” (Short Story)
  • Jacob Fendler “Deep in the Den of the Tiger” (Short Story)
  • Erin Hovendon “Letters from Sadnaya” (Flash Fiction)

SILVER KEY WINNERS

UPPER SCHOOL

  • Zoë Eshan “The Beekeeper’s Daughter” (Personal Essay & Memoir)
  • Zoe Fitzgerald “In Efforts to Rid Myself of You” (Writing Portfolio) and “Funeral Chicken Shouldn’t Taste That Good” (Personal Essay & Memoir)
  • Hannah Matin “Truth, and Why You Can’t Lie without People Getting Angry” (Critical Essay)

MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • Greyson Henry “Another Hour in Yellowknife” (Short Story) and “Flaws and Untruths in the Modern American Anti-Vaccination Movement” (Critical Essay)
  • Caroline Koon “Bittersweet Rainbows” (Short Story)
  • Ellsworth Sullivan “The Spell Wore Off” (Memoir)
  • Rachel White “Expiration Date” (Short Story)

HONORABLE MENTION

UPPER SCHOOL

  • Vince Antinori “The Contract” (Humor)
  • Camille Beatty “The Way the Voices Go” (Science Fiction)
  • Chris Champ “Why I’d Rather Be His Boyfriend” (Personal Essay & Memoir)
  • Ellie Cross “Didn’t You?” (Short Story)
  • Zoë Eshan “Echoes” (Flash Fiction)
  • Matthew Piwowar “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil: The Rampant Ignorance That Corrupts Society” (Critical Essay)

MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • Jane Emerson Andry “4 Minutes Left” (Short Story)
  • Devereux Eudy “The Royal Sacrifice” (Short Story)
  • Jacob Fendler “Worship It” (Poetry)
  • Caroline Koon “Single Ladies” (Short Story)
  • Emma Kate McCann “Mirror” (Flash Fiction)
  • TR Newnam “My Hunt” (Memoir)
  • Josie Sutter “The Big Meet” (Short Story)
 For more information about Carolina Day School call 828-274-0757 or visit carolinaday.org.
About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for seven years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.