High School Students Win Regional Scholastic Writing Awards
Nine Fox Chapel Area High School students recently won awards for their submissions to the 2018 Pittsburgh Regional Scholastic Writing Awards competition. The Silver Key winners were seniors Cara Levicoff and Claudia Simon, juniors Margaret Fletcher and Emma Kazmierczak, sophomore Gwendolyn Davison, and freshmen Amara Ostroff. The Honorable Mention winners were junior Margaret Fletcher, sophomores Annika Gleason and Zeynep Ozkaya (2 Honorable Mentions), and freshmen Allison Carey.
More than 400 entries, spanning a variety of different genres of writing, were received from students from across Allegheny County. The winning students will be recognized at the Regional Writing Awards Ceremony February 24 that will be held in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium at the University of Pittsburgh from 2-4 p.m. Excerpts from their work will also be displayed as part of the ceremony.
The local competition is sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project. The Project is a non-profit, teacher-centered professional development program serving area schools and students for nearly 30 years. It is hosted by the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education and is a long-standing affiliate of the National Writing Project. The group partners with schools and community organizations in its efforts to strengthen academic and public literacy.