Bay Village Schools announces Scholastic Writing Awards winners

Scholastic Writing Awards winners, from left: (back row) Elise Kelley, Lauren Cseh, Miya DeBolt, Larson Toil; (front row) Hadley Stevenson, F. Beatty, Evelyn Ray, Charlotte Reising. Not pictured: Evelyn LaPolla, Annie Davenport, Rachel Rankin, Matthew Rosler. Photo courtesy Erin Beirne, Bay Village Schools

Bay High School is proud to announce that 15 students received 22 awards in the 2022 Scholastic Writing Awards. Of these recognitions, three were Gold Key awards, four were Silver Key awards and 15 were Honorable Mentions. The Gold Key award is the highest honor of distinction in this competition.

Senior Carli Mendelow received a Gold Key in the Writing Portfolio category; Junior Sarina Poling received a Gold Key in the Personal Essay & Memoir category; and Emilia Ullom received a Gold Key in Poetry.

These submissions were entered into the competition by Bay High School English Department faculty members Erin Beirne and Dr. Kristen Srsen Kenney.

“The Scholastic Awards are a wonderful tribute to the creativity and effort of our talented students,” said Dr. Beatriz Bishop, chairperson of the Bay High School English Department. “We are proud of our students and teachers for their hard work.”

Faculty from Cleveland Institute of Art served as judges for this annual competition. Below is a complete list of Bay High School’s award-winning students.

Gold Keys
Carli Mendelow: "Through My Words"; Writing Portfolio
Emilia Ullom: "to the ends of the earth"; Poetry
Sarina Poling: "Eulogy for Snails"; Personal Essay & Memoir

Silver Keys
Lauren Cseh: "Surviving Quaranteen"; Personal Essay & Memoir
Elise Kelley: "My Creator and Me"; Personal Essay & Memoir
Evelyn Lapolla: "Continue?"; Poetry
Hadley Stevenson: "Joining the New Girl Order"; Personal Essay & Memoir

Honorable Mentions
F. Beatty: "Perfect Blue"; Short Story
F. Beatty: "Perennial World"; Poetry
Annie Davenport: "How Will I Ever Escape This Vivarium?"; Poetry
Miya DeBolt: "Society’s Shackles"; Short Story
Elise Kelley: "A Mother’s Musings for her Toddler with a Lighter"; Poetry
Carli Mendelow: "Life’s Bite"; Personal Essay & Memoir
Carli Mendelow: "The Dining Room Table"; Personal Essay & Memoir
Rachel Rankin: "Mia’s Grip"; Poetry
Evelyn Ray: "Out of My Head"; Short Story
Charlotte Reising: "Unlucky"; Science Fiction & Fantasy
Matthew Rosler: "A Haunted Teenager"; Poetry
Hadley Stevenson: "Breaking Out"; Personal Essay & Memoir
Hadley Stevenson: "Storms"; Personal Essay & Memoir
Hadley Stevenson: "Sprout, Blossom, Flourish"; Writing Portfolio
Larson Toil: "old lake town"; Poetry

Karen Uthe Semancik

Karen Uthe Semancik is the communications director for Bay Village Schools.

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