This article originally appeared in the Greenwich Time; to read it in full, please visit the newspaper's website.
Greenwich public and private school students earned the most top writing awards of any New York or Connecticut town in the 2020 Hudson-to-Housatonic Scholastic Writing Awards.
Novelists, editors, teachers, poets, librarians, journalists and literary professionals conferred a total of 126 Gold Keys to accomplished works, 165 Silver Keys to distinguished works and 263 Honorable Mentions to promising works.
All of this year’s award recipients are invited to attend the 2020 Awards Ceremony for the Hudson-to-Housatonic Writing Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Greenwich high school-aged students, and one middle school-aged student, raked in 21 Gold Keys, more than twice the number of Gold Keys of the next top towns, Westport and Scardsale, N.Y., which each had 10 recipients.
The local students earned 33 Silver Keys, more than twice the number of Silver Keys in the next top towns, Westport, which had 14 recipients, and Scarsdale, with 13.
Four Sacred Heart Greenwich Upper School students, Katherine Harkins, Rachel Keefe, Marguerite Lee and Angelique Wheeler, earned Gold Keys. Megan Meyerson of Greenwich Academy and Angela Valentina Pellegrin of Greenwich High School earned Gold Keys as well.
Eleven Sacred Heart middle schoolers also earned Gold Keys: Ellenor Breitenbach, Caitlin Costello, Charlotte Flanagan, Caroline Fouts, Cait Haggerty, Victoria Hart, Antonia Iraola, Avery Kim, Belen Scheggia, Bianca Shively and Skylar Stewart.
Kim was selected for this year’s Village Bookstore of Pleasantville, N.Y., Prize.
Eastern Middle School eighth-grader Annabel Zhou also received a Gold Key.
One Brunswick Upper School student, Jamison Hesser, earned a silver key for his critical essay. Sacred Heart girls earned 26 Silver Keys, Greenwich Academy girls earned seven and Zhou of Eastern Middle School earned one.