Middle School Students Earn Writing Awards in Delaware Scholastic Writing Contest

Three Tatnall Middle School students have won recognition for their writing accomplishments in the 2020 Delaware Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s most prestigious and competitive contest for excellence in fine art. Work is evaluated on originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision.

This year, Riley Greene ’24 earned a Gold Key Award for her novel Famine to Freedom. Gold Keys represent the top 5 percent of entries in any given category. Riley started research for her book more than two years ago with the help of Lower School Librarian Heather Brooks. Since beginning her research, she has continued to work on her novel with support from Middle School English teacher Aaron Dallaire, who coached her throughout the writing process as she prepared for the scholastic competition. As a Gold Key winner, Riley will see her work move onto the national competition.

Two other Middle School students earned Honorable Mentions for their entries―Esther Adebi ’24 for her Poem “Sometimes, Somethings, and Someones,” and Devon Chipman ’24 for her short story “The Golden Locked Girl.”