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2018 Scholastic Writing Awards Recognize Breck Seniors

Thursday, February 1, 2018

The 2018 Scholastic Writing Awards were presented to eight Breck students. Seniors Zahria Brandon, Annabel Chosy, Erica Iliarski, Greer Lichtenberg, Melinda Samaratunga, Hyunsoo Song, Maxwell Vasicek, and Tré Warner received regional honors.

Additionally, senior Tré Allen not only received two silvers and a gold for his poems, but also is one of five nominees in the region for the American Voices and Visions Writing Award. 

We've listed the titles and specific awards each student received below. Congratulations, seniors!

ZAHRIA BRANDON
Silver Key, Poetry: “The Mask I Wear” 

ANNABEL CHOSY
Gold Key, Writing Portfolio: “Girl in Progress” 
Silver Key, Personal Essay/ Memoir: “Inheritance” 
Silver Key, Critical Essay: “Transgenderism and Transracialism: An Exploration of the Fluidity of Social Constructions” 
Silver Key, Critical Essay: “Much Ado About Ophelia: Female Power and Control in Hamlet” 
Silver Key, Critical Essay: “Growing Confidence” 
Honorable Mention, Poetry: “To the Guy Who Asked for My Number Because He Wanted My Sister’s” 

ERICA ILIARSKI
Silver Key, Poetry: “I Am American”
Honorable Mention, Poetry: “Dreaming Of My Future”

GREER LICHTENBERG
Gold Key, Short Story: “Three True Words” 

MELINDA SAMARATUNGA
Gold Key, Personal Essay/ Memoir: “Error 404: Identity Not Found”

HYUNSOO SONG
Honorable Mention, Short Story: “Fall from Grace” 

MAXWELL VASICEK
Silver Key, Short Story: “Gone Fishing” 

TRÉ WARNER
Gold Key, American Voices Nominee Poetry: “17 + black”  
Silver Key, Poetry: “Mirror”
Silver Key, Poetry: “Blood on Me”