Students Recognized With Scholastic Writing Awards

Thirty Ellis students have been recognized with regional Scholastic Writing Awards, winning thirty-three different awards in the critical essay, novel, personal essay & memoir, sci-fi/fantasy, flash fiction, and poetry categories. In addition to a Gold Key award, Eleanor Barth Wu, Class of 2022, has also been nominated for the American Voices medal for her critical essay, “Cancel Culture and the Twitter Mob.”
Student
Category
Title
Award
Hannah Anderson-Brownlee, Class of 2022
Critical Essay
“How Women are Expected to Protect Male Egos”
Gold Key
Elaini Asamere, Class of 2022
Critical Essay
“How Kara Walker Uses the Resurrection Story with Patron to Talk About Racism”
Honorable Mention
Elaini Asamere, Class of 2022
Critical Essay
“The Correlation Between Education and Successful Marriages”
Honorable Mention
Eleanor Barth Wu, Class of 2022
Critical Essay
“Cancel Culture and the Twitter Mob”
Gold Key; American Voices Nominee
Eleanor Barth Wu, Class of 2022
Critical Essay
“Keeping It Real with Austen and Ibsen”
Gold Key
Radhika Bhargava, Class of 2022
Critical Essay
“Class Fluidity of Marriage in 19th Century Literature”
Honorable Mention
Caroline Block, Class of 2024
Novel
“The Renew Project”
Gold Key
Grace Braham, Class of 2022
Critical Essay
“Gender Inequality Cooking Up a Storm in a Culinary World”
Honorable Mention
Mia Cirilano, Class of 2022
Critical Essay
“The Connection Between Letter Writing and Cowardice in Literature”
Honorable Mention
Moira Connell, Class of 2022
Critical Essay
“Asian-Americans and Affirmative Action in Universities”
Silver Key
Kay Fleischner, Class of 2020
Personal Essay
“Finding My Magic”
Honorable Mention
Kiera Harrell-Danks, Class of 2021
Sci-Fi/Fantasy
“The Girl with the Violet Eyes”
Silver Key
Komal Kaur, Class of 2020
Personal Essay & Memoir
“What Othello Taught Me About Discriminatory Language”
Silver Key
Hunter Kloss, Class of 2021
Flash Fiction
“Sun, Moon, Earth. Sleep.”
Honorable Mention
Georgia Lampenfeld, Class of 2022
Critical Essay
“A Woman’s Place”
Honorable Mention
Alena Lateef, Class of 2020
Personal Essay
“Junior Year”
Honorable Mention
Meghan McNabb, Class of 2022
Personal Essay & Memoir
“Empty and Exhausted: My Struggle with Anorexia Nervosa”
Gold Key
Shivani Nangia, Class of 2022
Critical Essay
“Outcasts in Literary Works”
Silver Key
Sao Mai Nguyen, Class of 2022
Critical Essay
“Disney Doesn’t Shoot Straight”
Honorable Mention
Ada Perlman, Class of 2022
Critical Essay
“Corrupted Education and the Dumb Blonde”
Honorable Mention
Annika Ramani, Class of 2021
Poetry
“Stolen Fruit”
Gold Key
Ella Rath, Class of 2022
Critical Essay
“Miseducation of Women and Inequality”
Honorable Mention
Erika Rispoli, Class of 2022
Critical Essay
“Romantic Ideals in Literature: A Balancing Act”
Honorable Mention
Talia Rosen, Class of 2022
Critical Essay
“To Have and to Hold: Portrayal of Marriage in 18th and 19th Century Literature”
Gold Key
Lydia Rosenstock, Class of 2022
Critical Essay
“Vindication of the Rights of Girls who are Like Other Girls” 
Silver Key
Kyra Simmons, Class of 2022
Critical Essay
“The Subjugation of Women Through Insufficient Education”
Silver Key
Sami Silk, Class of 2022
Poetry
“Ferdinand”
Honorable Mention
Sami Silk, Class of 2022
Poetry
“Neutron Star”
Honorable Mention
Sami Silk, Class of 2022
Poetry
“Phantom Love”
Honorable Mention
Claire Simon, Class of 2021
Critical Essay
“I Went to The Woods: The Incorporation of a Transcendentalist Idea in a Dark Romantic Novel”
Honorable Mention
Andreína Taylor, Class of 2022
Critical Essay
“Women’s Lack of Liberty in the Nineteenth Century”
Honorable Mention
Jenna Trent, Class of 2022 
Critical Essay
“The Importance of Diversity in Healthcare Professions”
Honorable Mention
Chapin Wilson, Class of 2022
Critical Essay
“The Role of Dance in Pride and Prejudice and A Doll’s House”
Silver Key
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