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)