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RHS Students Honored at Scholastic Arts and Writing Ceremony

April 10, 2019

Two RHS Students Win Gold at Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Ceremony, Three Others Earn Honorable Mentions


Scholastic Writing winners and teacher. Five Radnor High School students were honored at the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Ceremony at The School District of Philadelphia Main Office on March 30.

Two students were Gold Awardees, the competition’s highest award: juniors Lindsay Kent (Flash Fiction) and Annabel Zhao (Poetry). Sophomore Julia Foley (Science Fiction/Fantasy), junior Owen Leonard (Poetry), and sophomore Carter Young (Poetry) earned Honorable Mentions. Lindsay was also selected as a one of only five American Voices nominees from the region, which includes Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. 

Each year, the Philadelphia Writing Project serves as the local affiliate for the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. This year, a total of 635 students submitted 1,131 written pieces for consideration.

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. The Philadelphia awards ceremony was hosted by the Philadelphia Writing Project and the Philadelphia Arts and Education Partnership.

Pictured: Lindsay Kent; Annabel Zhao, and RHS English teacher Carl Rosin