Warwick School District

Six Warwick Students Recognized for Scholastic Writing Awards

Two Warwick High School students and four middle school students were recently recognized as Scholastic Writing Award Winners.  

Congratulations to the following students: 


Warwick High School: 
Lauren Matt - 9th Grade:
Gold Key Winner - Poetry - "A Collection of Reminiscing"
Silver Key Winner - Short Story - "A Dictator"

Joy Singer - 9th Grade:

Honorable Mention - Short Story - "Dear You"

Honorable Mention - Short Story - "The Memory Path"


Warwick Middle School: 

Zoe Buchanan - 8th Grade:

Honorable Mention - Poetry - "To You"

Silver Key Winner - Short Story - "Mia Culpa"

Kaitlynn Himelright - 8th Grade:

Honorable Mention - Flash Fiction - "The Silk Ribbon"

Bella Smithson - 8th Grade:

Silver Key Winner - Flash Fiction - "Dead End"

Maggie Turner - 8th Grade:

Honorable Mention - Short Story - "The Perfect Guy"


All winners were chosen amongst entries in the larger Northeast Region Writing-at-Large area.  Writing entries were judged anonymously, without knowledge or identification of the author. Winners were chosen based on scores in the three, distinct areas of, Originality, Technical Skill, and Emergence of a Personal Voice or Vision. 

An awards recognition ceremony was held Tuesday, March 10th at the Warwick Middle School for the winners and their families where each student recited their works.  

"It takes real courage to share that which makes you vulnerable, but these young writers have the creativity, passion, and bravery to be incredibly successful. Their talents were on display at the awards recognition ceremony as they recited their work,” stated Mr. Elton Sturges, English teacher at the Warwick Middle School.  

Gold Key winners will automatically move on to be judged by a national panel.