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For Immediate Release:
March 20, 2012
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  APS Students Win Scholastic Writing Awards
Washington-Lee High School junior Louisa Banchoff has been named a 2012 National Gold Medalist in the Scholastic Writing Awards, sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Seventeen awards of distinction were also won by APS student writers in the regional competition.

The listing of award recipients includes:
2012 National Gold Medalist & American Voices Medal:
Washington-Lee junior Luisa Banchoff: Sixteen-Sentence Life; Forgetting; Disappear (Poetry)
2012 Regional Winners:

Gold Key:
Washington-Lee junior Luisa Banchoff: The Gardener (Short Story)
Washington-Lee junior Abigail Bessler: Drive--; she (Poetry)
H-B Woodlawn senior Anne Budway: Collected Works (Portfolio)
H-B Woodlawn junior Cassie Paris: Babylon (Flash Fiction)
H-B Woodlawn junior Cassie Paris: Jack Bullet and Al the Notorious (Short Story)

Silver Key:
Washington-Lee junior Luisa Banchoff: Four-Chambered Heart; White-Collared (Poetry)
Washington-Lee junior Emma Cregan: The Sculptor (Science Fiction)
Yorktown senior Alexandra Jones: Collected Works (Portfolio)
Gunston eighth grader Isabel Parks: The City of Deception (Flash Fiction)
Yorktown junior Natalie Richardson: Universe People, January 1997, Physician’s Office (Poetry)
Yorktown sophomore Ned Schweikert: The Smock (Personal Essay)

Honorable Mention:
Washington-Lee junior Emma Cregan: Tigers on Tightropes (Science Fiction)
Yorktown senior Amanda Halprin: Collected Works (Portfolio)
H-B Woodlawn freshman Amanda Hayes: Voice, Lethe, Forever… (Poetry)
H-B Woodlawn junior Anna LeValley: Love in Her Heart, Simplicity… (Poetry)
Gunston eighth grader Isabella Matos-Velazquez: A Weeping Willows Tainted Eden…(Poetry)
Gunston eighth grader Gail Muggill: Ohitekah (Flash Fiction)

The regional winners were celebrated on March 15 at the DC Regional Scholastic Writing Awards Ceremony at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre.

The students will be honored, along with the other national medalists, at Carnegie Hall in New York on June 1.
Last Modified on March 20, 2012