CDS 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

  • Caroline Barton ‘25: Poetry,  “I Am”

  • Erin Hovendon ‘22: Short Story, “Vending Machine Coffee”

  • Ryssa Staudt ‘22:  Critical Essay, “Mired by Humanity”

Silver Key Winners

  • Grace D'Angelo ‘24: Poetry, “Ode to Appreciation” 

  • Toria Hicks ‘21: Flash Fiction, “Schizophrenia”

  • Erin Hovendon ‘22: Critical Essay, “Failings of Meritocracy: Academics and Athletics” 

  • Caroline Koon ‘22: Critical Essay, “To Remove or Not to Remove? That Is the Question.” 

  • Caroline Koon ‘22: Poetry, “glass half full”

  • Louisa Koon ‘24: Poetry, “Calypso's Lament” 

  • Sophia Pereda-Echeverry ‘21: Personal Essay and Memoir, “The Universe and I: Together in the Sandbox”

  • Lia Sprouse ‘21: Critical Essay, “The White Elephant in the Room”

  • Lia Sprouse ‘21: Personal Essay & Memoir, “The Electron Fallacy” 

  • Ryssa Staudt ‘22: Critical Essay, “Conform Culture and Minority Experiences”

Honorable Mention

  • Meg Campbell ‘21: Critical Essay, “The Indolent and the Vain”

  • Sara Grace Dalton ‘22:  Poetry, “Summer Goddess” 

  • Caroline Koon ‘22: Poetry, “The Silent Hours”

  • MariaElena Norton ‘21: Flash Fiction, “Why Makeup is So Expensive” 

  • Lia Sprouse ‘21:  Personal Essay & Memoir, “Life on the Pequod”

Way to go, Wildcat writers!