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BC Students Win Top Honors in Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
BC Students Win Top Honors in Scholastic Art & Writing Awards


The 2018 NYC Scholastic Awards competition awarded 53 honors to Berkeley Carroll Upper School and Middle School students in the writing and art categories.

Five Berkeley Carroll students received National Medals, a selective distinction chosen by creative professionals as the most accomplished in the nation and presented to less than 1% of submissions. National Medalists have been invited to attend a ceremony at Carnegie Hall and their work will be featured in showcase events at Parsons School for Design and the Pratt Institute's Manhattan Gallery (clockwise from top left):

  • Sara A-M. '19: National Silver Medal for Flash Fiction titled "45-4408°N, 12.3155°E"
  • Abe B. '18,: National Silver Medal for Short Story titled "Empty Eyes"
  • Julia H. '18: National Silver Medal for Poetry titled "MTA Status Update/Love Poem"
  • Abigail SM. '20: National Silver Medal for Photography titled "Giovanna"
  • Marley D. '18: National Gold Medal for Humor titled "Unqualified: A Women's Glossary"

This continues our school's longstanding history of achievement in this prestigious competition and reflects our strong writing and arts programs.

Past winners include Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Lena Dunham and Joyce Carol Oates. More than 350,000 works of art and writing are submitted to this competition, which is open to 7th - 12th graders nationally and provides them with opportunities to earn scholarships and exhibit or publish their works.

Originating in 1923, the Awards are the longest-running, most distinguished recognition program for creative teens in the U.S., and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

2018 Regional Writing Awards


Gold Key
Sara A-M. '19, flash fiction
Abe B. '18, short story
Lily B. '18, personal essay
Marley D. '18, humor
Katrina F. '18, personal essay
Julia H. '18, poetry
Oskar R. '23, sci-fi / fantasy
Margaret S. '21, short story

Silver Key
Lily B. '18, personal essay
Julia H. '18, personal essay
Jordan H. '20, poetry
Bronwyn O. '18, personal essay
Mokhtar R. '18, humor
Allan S. '18, personal essay
Nina T. '23, short story
Sara T. '18, personal essay

Honorable Mention
Lien A. '18, short story
Julian A. '20, journalism
Julian A. '20, critical essay
Sara A-M. '19, critical essay
Michelle B. '23, flash fiction
Mia G. '18, personal essay
Tess G. '22, short story
Jordan H. '20, critical essay
Jordan H. '20, poetry
Charlotte L. '18, personal essay
Imogen M. '18, short story
Eric P. '19, flash fiction
Kian S. '18, flash fiction
Hope S. '20, critical essay
Judith W. '18, flash fiction
Catherine W. '21, poetry

2018 Regional Art Awards

Gold Key
Abigail SM. '20, photography
Sita P. '21, drawing & illustration

Silver Key
Charis B. '22, sculpture
Allen L. '18, photography
Camille A. '19, drawing & illustration
Wilha D. '22, drawing & illustration
Eugenie H. '19, drawing & illustration
Sita P. '21, drawing & illustration

Honorable Mention
Sophie A. '19, photography
Lizzie A. '18, photography
Aniris C. '18, photography
Abigail M. '20, photography (2)
Sophie A. '19, drawing & illustration
Wilha D. '22, drawing & illustration
Sita P. '21, drawing & illustration
Chloe S. '18, mixed media
Catie W. '21, drawing & illustration