2013 AZ Scholastic Awards honorees

Congratulations to the following authors for the Young Authors of AZ affiliate

Thanks to the efforts of grade 7-12 authors statewide and mentorship from teachers, parents, and other writing advocates, this year’s entries were again outstanding! Whether or not if a work placed, all young authors should be proud of creating and sharing original, technically sound, and uncensored compositions in the public sphere. That written, here’s the list of Arizona honorees for the 2013 Scholastic Writing Awards. The following works have been selected as the most accomplished works by young Arizona authors.

American Voices Gold Medal Winner

(selected by Scholastic Art and Writing Awards national judges for best work from the state of Arizona)

Lee, Haley “Something Like Hope, Expanding, Ship Knots” ~Poetry

American Voices nominees

(selected out of Arizona’s Gold Key works (across categories) as the five best works from the state of Arizona)

Garcia, Angelica “The Dictionary” ~Short Story

Ross, Caroline “Inhale” -Flash Fiction

Crichton , Savannah “The Floor, This, Jets, Indian Orange, What it Felt Like” ~Poetry

Lee, Haley “Something Like Hope, Expanding, Ship Knots” ~Poetry

Oar, Whitney “Unhygienic Brothers In The Hands Of Angry Sisters” ~Humor

Senior Writing Portfolio

Gold Key Award
Attias, Lior
Shongov, Pauline

Silver Key Award
Carrillo, Socorro
Chovanec, Regina

Honorable Mention
Choi, Stephanie
Epstein, Eric

Short Story

Gold Key Award
Garcia, Angelica “The Dictionary”
Kim, Sue “Beyond The Veil”
Wang, Christina “Chocolate Boy”
Yau, Francis “Death by Claw”

Silver Key Award
Ames, Abbey “Silent Secrets”
Han, Gina “The Elevator Shaft”
Herzog, Jackson “The Big Apples Revenge”
Lambros, Zachary “Atoll’s Island”
Laufman, Lauren “Flickering Deceit”
Martinez, Gloria “Javiera”
Mccutchen, Emma “Dear Johnathan”
Rymarcsuk, Emma “From Ocean To Pond”
Zhao, Alice “No Point”

Honorable Mention
Anagnostopoulos, Dimitri “Paul Stevenson”
Basu, Anamika “A Necklace”
Carrillo, Socorro “Glow”
Gregory, Cooper “Too Late”
Lambros, Zachary “Poligeddon- Chapter 1”
Lambros, Zachary “A Stroll Of Desperation”
Perina, Del “Lost In The Wild”
Rubin, Kaylah “The Life Of Bryan”
Walsh, Holly “The Shower Scene”
White-DeCosta, Diamond “Insight Through Flames”

Flash Fiction

Gold Key Award
Gay, Grace “Torture”
Ross, Caroline “Inhale”
Shongov, Pauline “Chasing Desert Rain”

Silver Key Award
Bello, Araceli “My Brother”
Bui, Catherine “That Poor Fellow”
Dasari, Navya “Silence Is Golden, Sometimes”
Hammond, Sarah “Logic”
Martinez, Gloria “Scream Your Silence No Longer”
Rucker, Stuart “Barking Goodbye”
Schnoor, Sarah “Black and White”
Stoll, Sarah “Butterfly In The Darkness”
Zapata, Dominique “The Beginning, Breaking, And Ending Of Us”

Honorable Mention
Abbajay, Frazier “The Bully”
Ausdemore, Jake “The Blood Bowler”
Babey, Alex “The Future”
Epstein, Eric “That Differing Journey of Becoming a Thief”
Gilbard, Addison “The Adoration Syndrome”
Hoffmann, Kevin “The Fog”
Kim, Sue “A Second Chance”
Silva, Isabela “Application To Heaven”
Silva, Isabela “A Welcome Distraction”
Stoll, Sarah “The Blue Wonder”
Tauer, Adam “Prison Break”
Woner, Catherine “The Last Broadcast”

Personal Essay/Memoir

Gold Key Award
Byrnes, Lea “What Happens In The Arena”
Cerwinske, Mikayla “Losing My Religion”
Stoll, Sarah “The Angel In Our House”
Vu, Angela “Wire”

Silver Key Award
Carrillo, Socorro “Filipino By Association”
Davis, Kate “Miracle Baby”
Elizondo, Stephanie “The Hospital Visits”
Elizondo, Stephanie “Please Don’t Grow Up”
Lahoti, Vedant “Mastering Confidence Through Chess And Charity”
Liu, Caroline “How I Found The Secret To Happiness”
Manor, Cameron “My Kingdom of Quiet Peace”
Mones, Emma “Uncle Pie And Cousin Pie”
Spire, Lydia “A Memoir Of Caroline – Pampering for Laughs”

Honorable Mention
Bentley, Sophia “This I Believe”
Carbajal, Chalsie “Friend Or Foe?”
Gupta, Anvita “The Pursuit Of Pomegranate”
Hayes, Jacob “Wash, Rinse And Repeat As A Dog Hunter”
Pernick, Max “Incomplete”
Rosellini, Alex “Media In My Life”
Smith, Breanna “Only Time Will Tell”
Vu, Angela “Your Red Car, My Red Car”
Whooley, Max “We Have Chickens!”
Woner, Catherine “The Choice”
Yamazaki, Misako “The Monster”

Persuasive Writing

Gold Key Award
Contreras, Michelle “Reduce Consumption, Don’t Recycle It”

Silver Key Award
Carrillo, Socorro “Bullying: Harmful And Cruel Or Essential Part Of Adolescence?”
Nguyen, Kendrick “Wind As A New Alternative Energy Source”

Honorable Mention
Goldfine, Jonah “A Minute With A Shark”

Gold Key Award
Araujo, Alexya “I Am From… I Was… I Am , Water , Sorry , Never Sorry”
Bernier, Hannah “The Fallen Tree And The Farm”
Crichton , Savannah “The Floor, This, Jets, Indian Orange, What it Felt Like”
Lee, Haley “Something Like Hope, Expanding, Ship Knots”
Luu, Christina “Impasto”
Mookadam, Aamena “Orange”
Schwartz, Paulina “Dawn, End Of The World, Are You There?, Shattered Time”
Spotts, Savannah “The Seer, Becoming Me, The Soldier and the Executioner, Hush”
Yamazaki, Misako “Save Me, Realization, Take Back, The End”

Silver Key Award
Albal, Karishma “Balancing Act, Falling Into Darkness, The Color Of Life, Letting Go”
Criswell, Sami “Hate Noise”
Fiock, Kimberly “Food for Thought”
Garcia, Angelica “Only Tonight, Help, A Lament of Justice, Beautiful Sacrifice, Plastic”
Jun, Hyunjeong “Eastbound”
Kelly, Kionae “Disappointment At Its Finest”
Lambros, Zachary “The Sky I See”
Lee, Haley “Sir, Have You Lost Your Way?, Always: A Prose Poem”
Liu, Caroline “Preface, People Are Stars, Your Eyes, The Florist, Our Story”
Martinez, Gloria “Looking For My Friend”
Murtic, Bianca “White Walls And Memories”
Ramaswamy, Anita “Chance”
Russell, Lauren “No Longer Beating”
Spire, Lydia “My Ménage, A Metaphor”
Thomas, Chanel “’Not a Wrong Number…’ and ‘Y5-85’”

Honorable Mention
Angle, Dylan “King Of The Sky”
Bai, Stephanie “Haiku”
Carver, Ian “Nirvana, Life Goes On, Scenery, What “It” Means To Me”
Castaneda, Veronica “A Perfect World”
Epstein, Eric “The Land of Shifting Sand”
Greer, Emily “Relaxation”
Hoffmann, Ryan “Mogollon Rim”
Jones, Lorelei “Your Addiction”
Lambros, Zachary “Darkness”
Lambros, Zachary “Salvation”
Lesniak, Ariana “Force Of A Poet”
Magdaleno, Angelic “My Darling”
Magdaleno, Angelic “These Broken Dreams”
Scaven, Joey “Plans, Impulses, Obsolete”
Sherman, Kara “I Am Rainbow And Beautiful Girl”
Sorensen, Stephanie “Goodbye, My Love. More Than Friend.”
Stoll, Rebecca “I’ve Always Wondered Why”
Stoll, Rebecca “Manhunt”
Stoll, Rebecca “The Sun On My Face”
Stoll, Sarah “Circus On A School Night”
Stoll, Sarah “The Unicorn Is Me”
Straker, Emma “Paths/Hidden”
Te Velde, Keane “Grounded, the Hunt, The Dawn And Dusk Of Autumn”
Thomas, Chanel “”The Music Disturbed” and “A Float And A Crash””
Thompson, Tara “Harsh Words, Mask Slipping, The Two That Are One, Hidden Animal, Cracked Promises”

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Gold Key Award
Luu, Christina “Meant To Be”
Martinez, Gloria “Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark”
McDaniel, Stirling  “The Griffin”
Saxena, Aakanksha “The Necklace”

Silver Key Award
Jones, Maddy “The Land of Mirrors”
Koliopoulos, Arion “Rails”
Koliopoulos, Arion “Gouge”
Mendoza, Andrea “Nephele’s Garden”
Woner, Catherine “What You Wish For”

Honorable Mention
Bartlett, Max “The Unknowns”
Bizon, Zavier “The Trip Of The Impossible”
Dumaine, Katie “The Assassin’s Son”
Epstein, Eric “The Feathered Hat”
Eubanks, Tanner “The Minotaur”
Oar, Whitney “The Snow Continued To Fall”


Gold Key Award
Manor, Cameron “My Secret Survival Skill”
Oar, Whitney “Unhygienic Brothers In The Hands Of Angry Sisters”

Silver Key Award
Epstein, Eric “Electoral College Admissions”

Dramatic Script

Silver Key Award
Claus, Spencer “The Mocking Games”

Honorable Mention
Thomas, Jade “Impossible Courage”
Whittington, Blake “Let It Snow: The Tale Of A Teenage Scrooge”


Silver Key Award
Liu, Caroline “A Degenerate Generation: The Consequences Of Pop Culture”

Honorable Mention
Bartlett, Max “Video Game Speedrunning”
Manor, Cameron “Saving the Titanic: How Teachers are the Key to Better Schools”
Michira, Brian “A Glance In The Juvenile Facility”