Saint Mary’s Hall is delighted to announce that SMH writers Helen Trottmann ’25 and Kate Van Zandt ’23 have been selected as national silver medal winners in the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards, which is presented by the nonprofit organization The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and is the country’s longest-running and most prestigious award and recognition program for creative teens. As medal winners, they are eligible to attend the awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall in NYC this summer. Congratulations, Kate and Helen!
Additionally, our exceptional SMH writers and poets garnered 6 regional Gold Keys, 1 regional Silver Key, and 12 regional Honorable Mentions. We are very proud of these incredible writers. Congratulations to each of our Scholastic Key recipients, and to their outstanding teachers, Breanne Hicks, Ronessa McDonald, and Amy Williams-Eddy.
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Jay Adolphe ‘23 Poetry Honorable Mention
Anna Albrecht ‘23 Personal Essay & Memoir Honorable Mention
Luz Elena Chapa ‘23 Poetry Gold Key
Nandini Cheruku ’24 Poetry Silver Key
Personal Essay and Memoir Gold Key
Evaristo Elizondo ‘25 Journalism Honorable Mention
Julia Garcia ’23 Poetry Honorable Mention
Max Huddleston ’23 Personal Essay and Memoir Honorable Mention
Ellen Meltzer ’23 Poetry Gold Key, Honorable Mention
Isabella Nava ’24 Personal Essay and Memoir Honorable Mention
Sophia Nelson ’25 Poetry (2) Honorable Mention
Alex Riebe ’23 Critical Essay Honorable Mention
Personal Essay & Memoir Honorable Mention
Ferzine Sanjana ’23 Poetry Honorable Mention
Helen Trottmann ’23 Poetry Gold Key
Critical Essay Gold Key
Kate Van Zandt ’23 Poetry Gold Key