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Twenty Hill School Students Receive Honors at the 2021 Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Each year the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards recognize outstanding works by high school students on a regional and national level. Students earning a gold key on the regional level are automatically considered for national honors. This year was an exceptional one for The Hill School as 20 students were recognized for their writing in the Philadelphia Regional contest earning a total of 36 awards: five Gold Keys, 13 Silver Keys, and 18 Honorable Mentions!

According to Dr. Mark Pearson '78 P'20, Director of the Humphrey Family Writing Center and Senior Master of English, this is the highest number of students we've had recognized in one year. 

Diemmy Dang '24 received multiple honors including being named an American Voices Nominee. Only five American Voices nominations are awarded in each category in each regional division and are considered "best in show."

Gold Key: The very best works submitted to local programs. Gold Key works are automatically considered for national-level recognition.

Diemmy Dang, Personal Essay & Memoir

Aidan Ma, Flash Fiction

Olivia Mofus, Short Story

Carrie Hanqi Shang, Poetry

Tina Wang, Critical Essay

Silver Key: Stand-out works submitted to local programs that demonstrate exceptional ability.

Anna Carroll, Poetry

Diemmy Dang, Flash Fiction

Sophie Harberson, Personal Essay & Memoir

John Ju, Flash Fiction

Portia Sockel, Poetry

Martin Tran, Dramatic Script

Tina Wang, Science Fiction & Fantasy and Poetry

Jojo Zhu, Critical Essay, Flash Fiction (2), and Critical Essay

Zijie Zhu, Poetry

Honorable Mention: Accomplished works submitted to local programs showing great skill and potential.

Callie Connelly, Flash Fiction and Poetry

Diemmy Dang, Personal Essay & Memoir and Flash Fiction

Ella Heft, Poetry and Humor

Xiayi (Summer) Jin, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Yoseph Kim, Short Story and Poetry

Olivia Mofus, Dramatic Script and Short Story

Saagar Sharma, Poetry

Harliv Singh, Short Story

Nimalashree Sivakumar, Flash Fiction

Jihwan Sung, Critical Essay and Science Fiction & Fantasy

Jojo Zhu, Personal Essay & Memoir (2)