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Sage Hill Nets Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

By Daniel Langhorne
Twenty-six Sage Hill students were recently recognized in the 2024 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for outstanding achievement in themes including photography, painting, poetry, personal essay, short story, flash fiction and more.

These Sage Hill students earned 68 awards, which included 14 prestigious Gold Keys, the highest awards. These awards were handed out to art and writing students in the nine-state Western region.

The art categories saw Gold Key Awards go to Ariel Kang ’27 for painting, Grace Yan ‘25 for photography, Anna Yang '25 for fashion design and Meilin Shin '26 for Visual Arts. Sage Hill students also took home Gold Keys in writing categories including Ananya Devkirti ‘26 for critical essay, Grace Yan ‘25 for short story and critical essay, Jonathan Yan ’26 for personal essay, Grace Yang ‘25 for flash fiction and Jessica Zhang ‘26 for journalism.

Gold Key Award winners will be nominated for the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards set to be announced June 11.

"Each year I look forward to Sage Hill students finding appreciation for their works outside the walls of our classrooms,” English teacher Arlie Parker said. “Our students' success in this and other contests is a great affirmation of their talents and teachers’ dedication."

Here is the full list of Sage Hill winners for the 2024 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards:

Jack Chen ‘27
2 Honorable Mentions - Flash Fiction

Maya Desai  ‘27  
Silver Key – Poetry

Ananya Devkirti ‘26
Gold Key - Critical Essay
3 Honorable Mentions - Critical Essay

Sarah Huang ‘26
Honorable Mention - Painting

Aava Ghorbanian ‘25
2 Honorable Mentions - Mixed Media

Alex Gomez ‘24
Honorable Mention - Mixed Media

Benjamin Haworth '25
Honorable Mention - Critical Essay

Scott Hu ‘24
Honorable Mention - Drawing & Illustration

Amy Jia ‘27
Honorable Mention - Short Story

Ariel Kang ‘27
4 Gold Keys – Painting
Silver Key - Drawing & Illustration
2 Honorable Mentions - Drawing & Illustration
Honorable Mention - Painting

Carter Lee ‘24 
Honorable Mention - Short Story 

Jesse Lew ‘25
3 Honorable Mentions – Photography

Jenny Li ‘25
Silver Key – Drawing & Illustration

Mia Li ‘26
Honorable Mention - Painting
Honorable Mention – Drawing Illustration

Kai Sakoda ‘25
Silver Key - Critical Essay

Sabina Schneider ‘24 
Honorable Mention - Personal Essay/Memoir

Meilin Shin ‘26 
Gold Key - Visual Arts
Silver Key - Humor Writing
2 Honorable Mentions - Poetry

Sage Spector ‘24  
Honorable Mention - Flash Fiction

Nancy Xu ‘25
Gold Key - Mixed Media
Honorable Mention - Sculpture 

Grace Yan ‘25
Gold Key – Photography
Gold Key - Short Story 
Gold Key - Critical Essay 
2 Silver Keys – Photography
3 Honorable Mentions – Photography
Silver Key - Short Story 
2 Silver Keys - Poetry 
2 Honorable Mentions - Poetry 
Honorable Mention - Memoir 

Jonathan Yan ‘26
Gold Key - Personal Essay 
Honorable Mention - Poetry

Anna Yang  ‘25
2 Gold Keys - Fashion Design
Silver Key - Expanded Projects (Writing)
Silver Key - Critical Essay
Honorable Mention - Mixed Media

Grace Yang ‘25   
Gold Key - Flash Fiction
3 Honorable Mentions – Poetry
Honorable Mention - Critical Essay

Melody Yu ‘25
Silver Key - Poetry

Jessica Zhang ‘26
Gold Key – Journalism

Sophia Zhou ‘25
Honorable Mention - Poetry
Honorable Mention - Science Fiction & Fantasy

Annie Zhu ‘24
Silver Key - Short Story

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