RippKids Win Scholastic Awards

Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have been announced! In the Hudson-to-Housatonic Region, which covers the area between those two rivers, submission numbers are high and awards few, but RCS students earned plenty of accolades.
An esteemed panel of professional novelists, editors, teachers, poets, librarians, journalists, and other literary professionals selected winning works from nearly 1,700 works submitted this year in the H2H region:
  • 273 Honorable Mentions awarded to promising works
  • 166 Silver Keys awarded to distinguished works
  • 104 Gold Keys awarded to the most accomplished works
Gold Keys are automatically forwarded for consideration at the national level of the Scholastic Writing Awards.
Here are RCS’s winning writers:
Jordanne Alexander | Grade 9
“Black Girl and Black Boy,” Poetry, Gold Key
“Black girl, black pride,
It’s who I am inside
It’s in my hair, it’s in my skin,
Twirlin’ round like delightful sin…”
Abby Block | Grade 8
“Finding Home,” Poetry, Gold Key
Boden Bubb | Grade 8
“The Story,” Humor, Silver Key
Keerat Cheema | Grade 8
“The Election of 2020,” Journalism, Honorable Mention
Jackson Cooper | Grade 8
“Gun Control,” Critical Essay, Honorable Mention
Lindsey Gaynor | Grade 8
“What’s Wrong with My Hair?” Personal Essay & Memoir, Silver Key
CC Kaplan | Grade 9
“Shoes: The Remains of Hell and Hope,” Short Story, Honorable Mention
Dylan Kur | Grade 8
“Do the Clothes We Wear or Things We Have Affect the Way Others Perceive Us?” Critical Essay, Honorable Mention
Lindsey Pontillo | Grade 8
“The Trip to Florida,” Humor, Honorable Mention
Piper Spevak | Grade 8
“L'accordéoniste,” Flash Fiction, Gold Key
“She lifted the cup of coffee to her lips, then paused to feel the warmth of the steam, softly curling up around her face, and fogging up her glasses. She stayed just like that for a moment…”
Romy Spevak |Grade 8
“The Scarf,” Short Story, Silver Key
RCS is also proud to recognize two artists honored by Scholastic:
Piper Spevak | Grade 8
en Pointe,” Honorable Mention
Lachlan MacLean | Grade 8
“Weaving Sample Scarf,” Honorable Mention
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