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C.W. Baker High School students receive 11 Scholastic Writing Awards

Eleven C.W. Baker High School students have received a total of 11 awards in the region-at-large awards in the 2023 Scholastic Writing Awards competition. Gold Key works are automatically advanced to the national level of adjudication in New York City, and National Medalists will be announced on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

Gold Key:

The very best works submitted to regional programs.
  • Nivana Naipaul, 12th grade, “Frozen in Fear” -- Flash Fiction
  • Isabelle Newcomb, 12th grade, “Robbie Fincher Kills Cats” -- Flash Fiction

Silver Key:

Stand-out works submitted to regional programs that demonstrate exceptional ability.
  • Ella D’Andreano, 12th grade, “West on Route 90” -- Short Story
  • Lenah Penafeather, 12th grade, “Words Unsaid” -- Flash Fiction
  • Elizabeth Voorhees, 12th grade, “Fatal Steps”-- Flash Fiction

Honorable Mention:

Accomplished works submitted to regional programs showing great skill.
  • Ciara Brezee, 11th grade, “The Neighbor” -- Flash Fiction
  • Nolan Hiltbrand, 12th grade, “Woodsburrow Phone Booth” -- Flash Fiction     
  • Julia Quinn, 12th grade, “Bed of Lilies” -- Short Story      
  • Erin Seitzer, 10th grade, “Sunflower” -- Short Story      
  • Justin Spath, 11th grade,“Jimmy” -- Short Story
  • Sadie Ward, 10th grade, “Birthdays” -- Short Story