2020 MCDOWELL WRITING AWARD RECIPIENTS HONORED WITH SPECIAL CEREMONY

On April 27, 2020, Program Director and Greenhills English teacher Rebecca Randolph presented the 2020 McDowell Writing Award recipients with their prizes. Due to current restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 crisis a traditional ceremony was not possible. Although we weren’t able to come together for a proper celebration, Randolph visited each recipient’s home to surprise them in front of their families.

The awards, created as part of the David McDowell Fund to Encourage Excellence in Writing at Greenhills, have been recognizing outstanding writers at Greenhills for 26 years. “Writers remind us of our humanity and strengthen our bonds,” according to Randolph, “they [writers] help us to find our better selves, to celebrate our individuality, and to ‘expand our sense of life’.” 

The Winners:

Kenya Hall

Kenya Hall

Poetry Grades 9 through 11 for “Words; randomly arranged”

Jessica Primus

Jessica Primus

Poetry Grade 6 for “The Golden Frame”

Natalie Koch

Natalie Koch
Fiction/Memoir Grade 6 for “Tanzanite.”

Mia Abbasi

Mia Abbasi
Poetry Grades 7 and 8 for “A Collection of Poems”

Nate Gajar

Nate Gajar
Fiction/Memoir Grades 7 and 8 for “The Forest”

Will Ellsworth

Will Ellsworth

Playwriting Grades 9 through 12 for “Over the Counter”

Sadie Schultz

Sadie Schultz
Essay Grades 7 and 8 for “To Have Courage in Maycomb”

Arjun Purohit


Arjun Purohit

Essay Grades 9 through 12 for “Should the Rosetta Stone be returned to Egypt?”

Lillian Quinn

Lilja Quinn
Journalism Grades 9 through 12 for “The Irishmen: A Study in Morality”
Fiction Grades 9 through 11 for “Eiweissburg”

 

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