It’s another week of bell ringers! Last week we celebrated student artists whose works of art were recognized in the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest and the AVA Gallery Annual High School Exhibition. This week two students were honored for their writing. Yinuo “Carson” Chen ’23 and Sungsan “John” Park ’23 entered their poetry and critical essays in the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest and won several awards at the regional level.
Carson won four awards, one in the Critical Essay category and three in the Poetry category. “I like using different forms of writing to express different ideas,” he shares. “Creative writing allows for so many artistic ways to play with words.” For his creativity Carson won two Gold Key awards and two Silver Key awards. His Gold Key essay and poem will move onto the national competition that will be announced in March.
This is John’s second year entering the contest. “I like debating topics and this contest is a great opportunity,” says John. “I started work on my essay last summer and then got help from PEAKS in the final draft.” John received an Honorable Mention for his essay on the pros and cons of genetic engineering.
Congratulations to both scholars, and good luck to Carson in the national competition! Read their pieces (PDF)