Students receive 128 writing awards
Students receive 128 writing awards
Canterbury School

Canterbury Middle and High School students earned 128 honors in the Scholastic Writing competition for the region. Overall, 1,293 writing pieces were submitted regionally. Canterbury students received 39 of the 137 Gold Keys awarded, 56 of the 188 Silver Keys, and 32 of 153 Honorable Mention awards. One senior earned the prestigious American Voice nomination. The writing projects receiving awards will be on display at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art beginning February 12 through April 9. Gold Key writing continues on in the national Scholastic Writing competition.

AMERICAN VOICE WRITING NOMINEE

  • Mina Gerken, Grade 12

GOLD KEY WRITING AWARDS - 39

Grade 12

  • Cai Caudill, Flash Fiction, The Day After
  • Avery Erickson, Personal Essay/Memoir, Adolescent Idol
  • Shafer Garrett, Personal Essay/Memoir, My Community
  • Mina Gerken, Personal Essay/Memoir, 2016-17 Commonapp Essay: The Art of Advertising
  • Mina Gerken, Mina 12 Critical Essay, A Renewal of Ideas on Parenthood, Masculinity, and...
  • Mina Gerken, Poetry, To Father, From the Front
  • Mina Gerken, Poetry, A Portrait of the Teenager as a Young Dog...
  • Mina Gerken, Poetry, James Joyce's Love Letters to the Disney Princesses
  • Bo Geyer, Personal Essay/Memoir, Balance
  • Alexandria Hartburg, Short Story, Appalachians in Autumn
  • Madison Hoover, Flash Fiction, The Wipe-out Zone
  • Jack Steffy, Short Story, Pure Desperation
  • Emily Westropp, Short Story, Unjustice
  • Jonathan Zhou, Critical Essay, Creon: The Real Tragic Figure
  • Jonathan Zhou, Journalism, Chapel Announcement Reform

Grade 11

  • Sana Ghazali, Flash Fiction, At the Jewelers
  • Gabrielle Hamilton, Short Story, Puzzle Pieces
  • Gabrielle Hamilton, Short Story, The Rugged Old Bench
  • Elizabeth Heiny, Personal Essay/Memoir, Too Young to Be Too Old
  • Kiah Myers, Short Story, At Last
  • Kiah Myers, Flash Fiction, Between a Rock and a Fascist
  • Kiah Myers, Short Story, Accident Implies There's No One To Blame
  • Alayna Trier, Short Story, With Love, From Nick

Grade 10

  • Santana Gomez, Poetry On My Bad Days
  • Mikala Holder, Poetry Anamnesis
  • Jesa Kummer, Short Story One Last Flight
  • Priyanka Meesa, Short Story Protesting Silence
  • Phoebe Toole, Short Story, In Flight
  • Phoebe Toole, Poetry, Battle with Shadows

Grade 9

  • Nathan Phuong, Poetry, A Kind of Kindness
  • Nathan Phuong, Short Story, Justified Injustice
  • Nathan Phuong, Critical Essay, Pooped Out: An Energy Alternative
  • Nathan Phuong, Poetry, Ben Franklin(s)

Grade 8

  • Vonnia Anwar, Novel, Writing As Destiny Unravels
  • Kyle Lawson, Short Story, Learning the Truth
  • Angel Teders, Poetry, My Sanctuary
  • Sophia Barton, Short Story, Nothing Good Ever Happens to Eliza Montgomery
  • Brynn Sigler, Short Story, The Lime Light
  • Sophie Terrell, Short Story, Just Breathe Jane, Just Breathe

SILVER KEY WRITING AWARDS - 56

Grade 12

  • Neha Agnihotri, Personal Essay/Memoir, Trips to India
  • Deborah Choe, Short Story, The Abuse of Jane Hudson
  • Shafer Garrett, Short Story, Dream-Trak
  • Mina Gerken, Humor, Millions Flock to Calamerica as Anthropomorphic...
  • Mina Gerken, Critical Essay, The Tragedy of Creon as the Window to the Mind
  • Mina Gerken, Personal Essay/Memoir, For the Well-educated Guttersnipes
  • Mina Gerken, Flash Fiction, In the Mind of the Starving Poet at the End of the...
  • Aeleia Hughes, Short Story, A Little Fishy
  • Jonathan Long, Short Story, Waiting
  • Danial Mohammed, Personal Essay/Memoir, Standing up to the Stereotype
  • Sean Smits, Short Story, The Real Cause
  • Ramya Tummala, Short Story, These Four Walls
  • Yuqi Wang, Flash Fiction, About A Dream
  • Yuqi Wang, Personal Essay/Memoir, It Must Have Been Painful
  • Elise Wellman, Science Fiction/Fantasy, A Brown Dwarf Star
  • Emily Westropp, Journalism, Athlete of the Month
  • Jonathan Zhou, Personal Essay/Memoir, Two Kinds of People

Grade 11

  • Aubrey Aust, Journalism, Benefits of Competency-Based Learning
  • Aubrey Aust, Personal Essay/Memoir, What You Can't Say, You Draw
  • Aubrey Aust, Poetry, What I See When Traveling Backwards
  • Aubrey Aust, Humor, Do You Notice Anything Different?
  • Savannah Brown, Poetry, The Seven Deadly Sins: An Anthology
  • Deena Horani, Short Story, The Soul Longs to Feel Accepted
  • Brianna Joyce, Short Story, In An Instant
  • Kiah Myers, Novel Writing, Hangry
  • Kiah Myers, Poetry, Achilles heels
  • Ashka Shukla, Flash Fiction, Paris Syndrome
  • Ashka Shukla, Flash Fiction, To Be More Loved
  • Ashka Shukla, Poetry, Coloratura (Alessandro Moreschi, the Last Castrato)
  • Alayna Trier, Short Story, The Librarian
  • Alayna Trier, Journalism, The Canterbury Cat

Grade 10

  • Noel DenHouter. Humor, The Modelling
  • Santana Gomez, Short Story, Signs
  • Paul Helmich, Poetry, Secret Kept Hidden
  • Elizabeth Lombard, Poetry, 1 Out of 7.4 Billion
  • Elizabeth Lombard, Poetry, poem #34
  • Nish Reddy, Short Story, Humble Beginnings
  • Phoebe Toole, Personal Essay/Memoir, Ode to Introverts
  • Phoebe Toole, Short Story, The Earnest Man

Grade 9

  • Nathan Phuong, Poetry, An Inky Tsunami
  • Nathan Phuong, Humor, A Bear-y Good Picture
  • Nathan Phuong, Poetry, A Friend in Need
  • McKenna Tuggle, Personal Essay/Memoir, Salt and Waves

Grade 8

  • Natalie Caffray, Short Story, Bullies, Buddies, and High School
  • Madison Durnell, Short Story, The Man in Red
  • Samantha Ko, Short Story, The Flip Side
  • Aaron Koa, Short Story, Pointless Athleticism
  • Maddy Lichtsinn, Short Story, The Truth
  • Emma Najdeski, Short Story, The Betrayal
  • Vincent Rorick, Novel Writing, Pull No Punches
  • Sarah Stevenson, Short Story, Ice Clock
  • Zachary Tempel, Short Story, The End
  • Kristina Urberg, Short Story, To the Moon and Back

Grade 7

  • Stella Fredrick, Personal Essay/Memoir, Concussion
  • Olivia Hamilton, Short Story, Life on the Farm
  • Hollis Rang, Science Fiction/Fantasy, On Your Mark

HONORABLE MENTION WRITING AWARDS 32

Grade 12

  • Avery Erickson, Critical Essay, The Ethical and Environmental Dilemma of Eating...
  • Eve Fenoglio, Personal Essay/Memoir, Open 24 Hours
  • Mina Gerken, Short Story, Anachronism
  • Robert Greene, Short Story, A True Pheidippides, or, How Marcus Won Without...
  • Alexandria Hartburg, Personal Essay/Memoir, Sunday
  • Addison Stinson, Short Story, The Birch Tree
  • Emily Westropp, Personal Essay/Memoir, John's Story: Changing a Stigma

Grade 11

  • Saisri Gussenhoven, Critical Essay, "Perished Alive": An Analysis of the Routine-Driven
  • Saisri Gussenhoven, Critical Essay, A Comparison of Alec Stoke-D'Urberville and Angel
  • Gabrielle Hamilton, Short Story, The Life of a Perennial
  • Gabrielle Hamilton, Short Story, The Rubik's Cube
  • Elizabeth Heiny, Journalism, Speech and Debate Team Kicks off Season
  • Kiah Myers, Flash Fiction, The Disappearance of Claire Montegomery
  • Kiah Myers, Short Story, Coulrophobia
  • Rishubh Jain, Journalism, On One Knee: The Meaning and Impact of Kaepernic
  • Ashka Shukla, Poetry, Creature of the Crepuscule

Grade 10

  • Henry DelBello, Short Story, Isolate
  • Beth Ferrier, Flash Fiction, Lonesome
  • Sarah Fredrick, Short Story, Mermaid Tears
  • Phoebe Toole, Poetry, At the Fifth Line
  • Alyssa Wilcox, Short Story, Changing the Standards of Society

Grade 9

  • Nathan Phuong, Short Story, Life Without...
  • Ian Rentschler, Personal Essay/Memoir, Correcting Imperfection with Imperfection
  • Sophia Shoppell, Personal Essay/Memoir, The Path of Persistence

Grade 8

  • Jonathan Bowen, Short Story, The Lonely Computer
  • Daniel Coker, Short Story, The Meaning of Mortality
  • Katie Davidson, Short Story, Three Wishes
  • Lauren Hadland, Novel Writing, Under the Bricks
  • Shiniah Jones, Short Story, Being the First: Josephine Hembridge
  • Olivia Roussel, Novel Writing, Area 51
  • Ethan Teel, Short Story, A Few Regrets

Grade 7

  • Zoraiya Limzerwala, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Burned
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