Carolina Day School students shine in Scholastic Writing Awards

Carolina Day School congratulates the following students whose works were selected from among thousands entered into the Southeast Regional division of the Scholastic Writing Awards. Students in grades 7-12 are eligible to submit writing from a number of different categories. Gold Key pieces advance to the national competition where they will be considered for National Awards.

Congratulations to the following CDS students:

Gold Key Winners

  • Sophia Pereda-Echeverry ’21—flash fiction "Saccharine" 

Silver Key Winners

  • Caroline Koon ’22—critical essay  "The Gutenberg Bible's Effects on Christianity"

  • Celia Sandoval ’20—personal essay/memoir "A Child's View of a Southern Death"

  • Ryssa Staudt ’22— flash fiction "Sunlit Robin"

Honorable Mention

  • Erin Hovendon ’22—short story "The Girl That Rain Drowned"

  • Kirana Mamas ’21—dramatic script "Tomato Murders"

  • Camden Ryan ’21—sci-fi/fantasy piece "I Ran Away from Home and Became Spider-Man"

  • Celia Sandoval ’20—flash fiction "In the Name of Consumerism"

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