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NDA Students Receive 86 Scholastic Writing Awards


Congratulations to our very talented young writers who recently received 10 Gold Keys, 31 Silver Keys, and 45 Honorable Mentions for a total of 86 writing awards in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. All gold key winners will move on to the national completion this spring.

Special Awards to note: Olivia Ossege was recognized as American Voices nominee for one of her Gold Key pieces. From the Scholastic website, “The American Voices nominees are “Best in Show” awards that most exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.” Each region has five American Voices nominees. One winner will be chosen from each region and presented the American Voices Medal at a ceremony in NYC. Kate Williams received a Gold Key for her writing portfolio - a collection of several pieces of writing.

Congratulations also to our NDA English teachers represented: Michael Byrd, David Jackson, Gurrie Frisbie, Lauren Garrett and Amanda Schultz.

Paige Donnelly 
Clara Dusing (2) 
Julia Hughes 
Emma Jennings 
Molly Kleier
Olivia Ossege 
Ceceilagh Pitstick 
Bella Smith
Kate Williams

Megan Bezold 
Celia Brungs 
Emelia Campbell 
Noelle Cottingham 
Clara Dusing (2) 
Maggie Ellis Delaney Eviston
Isabella Feagan 
Onali Fernando  
Maria Hemsath 
Lauren Janzaruk 
Madison Matthews 
Samantha Mazzaro 
Kate McBride
Ainsley Moore 
Laura Neltner 
Olivia Ossege (3) 
Ceceilagh Pitstick 
Haley Planicka (2) 
Maddie Prospero 
Casey Shelton
Sydney Sparks 
Katie Thieman 
Gwyneth Thomas 
Gabrielle Weber 
Kate Williams (2)

Nicole Andrew
Noel Baker
Molly Chun
Tori Clark
Chloe Collins
Jenna Danneman
Katherine Donaghy
Paige Donnelly
Clara Dusing (2)
Maggie Ellis
Dinithi Fernando
Onali Fernando
Sophia Ghazala
Kate Hail
Kennedy Hill
Clare Hooper
Julia Hughes
Claire James
Molly Kleier
Grace Meade 
Ellie O'Hara
Olivia Ossege (4)
Lily Osterkamp
Serena Paterno
Ceceilagh Pitstick (2)
Haley Planicka (4)
Laney Ratterman
Anna Resing (3)
Ginger Rose (2)
Danielle Shoemake
Grace Siemer
Kate Williams (2)
Sarah Woodrum