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Students Set ND Record for Scholastic Writing Awards

Students Set ND Record for Scholastic Writing Awards

Thirteen Notre Dame seniors were recognized for their impressive achievements in creative and academic writing in the 2020 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. This was the most competitive year in the organization's history, and it marks the most Scholastic writing titles earned in one year for the Academy of Notre Dame.

Gold Key Winners (photo top left, left to right) Margaret Arfaa (two awards, for short story and personal essay), Emily Shank (poetry), Kaitlyn Moshang (poetry), and Lindsay Goldschmidt (short story). These students are now in the running for a national medal recognizing their work (announced in March).

Silver Key and Honorable Mention Winners (photo top right, front to back) Eva Kraus (poetry), Emmeline Lignowski (critical essay), Sofia Quagliariello (critical essay), Abigail Ryan (poetry), Grace Rivers (personal essay), Cecilia Quirk (critical essay), Katie Mowatt (fiction), and Shenglin Xu (personal essay). Not pictured: Katie Meguerian (critical essay). 

You can read more about the awards here, or view a complete list of the regional honorees. In 2019, the Philadelphia Writing Project drew nearly 1200 submissions from the five counties it represents (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia).

Warm congratulations to all of our winners from the Religion Department (for which most of these works were written) and the English Department.