Congratulations to the nine Hutchison girls who earned a total of 11 Scholastic Writing Awards in the recent Alliance for Young Artists & Writers competition!
Hutchison students demonstrated a mastery of storytelling and creativity in genres as varied as science fiction, drama, flash fiction, and poetry. They submitted original works of fiction, poetry, and critical essays and competed against students across several states in the South region. Poetry by Ana Hunter ’23 received a Gold Key, and her work is moving on to compete nationally in March.
Upper school English teacher Savannah McCausland said she is incredibly proud of her students who placed. Five eighth graders, students of ELA teacher Robert Uhrman, were recognized for their work as well. He congratulated his students with some uplifting words: “I hope this recognition inspires you to trust your voice and recognize your gifts as talented writers.”
Gold Key Winner
Ana Hunter ’23: Poetry
Silver Key Winner
Holly Scheinblum ’25: Poetry
Honorable Mention Winners
Kendall Blaylock ’24: Poetry
Kiri Feinstone ’27: Two in Poetry
Loralei Forgette ’23: Poetry
Reese Hardin ’27: Dramatic Script
Ana Hunter ’23: Writing Portfolio
Carter Mann ’27: Poetry
Evelyn Roberts ’27: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sloane Vandergrift ’27: Flash Fiction
We commend all our Hutchison participants whose hard work and creativity enabled them to produce deeply personal, innovative, and thought-provoking work.