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’.”