Scholastic Art & Writing Program

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About the Program

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s largest, longest-running, and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for middle and high school artists and writers. Since 1923, the Awards have recognized teenagers from across the country. By receiving a Scholastic Art & Writing Award, our students join a legacy of celebrated authors and artists such as Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Stephen King, Robert Redford, and Ezra Jack Keats.

The Alabama Awards Program received more than 300 submissions in 11 categories from students across the state of Alabama. On July 2, 2020, 135 awards were presented at the Alabama Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Program during the Gulf Coast Conference on the Teaching of Writing, in 3 award levels: Gold Key (the very best works submitted to local programs); Silver Key (stand-out works submitted to local programs that demonstrate exceptional ability); and Honorable Mention (accomplished works submitted to local programs showing great skill and potential).

The Wiregrass Writing Project, Troy University, is pleased to present the 2020 Alabama Art & Writing Awards online exhibit. This exhibition features the awards given in each category and a selection of works for your reading enjoyment.

To learn more about the Alabama Scholastic Art & Writing Awards contact us at http://artandwriting.org or 334-670-5978.

Message from the Executive Director of the Alliance of Young Artist and Writers


2021 Alabama Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Gold Key

Author: Cameron Mitchum
Work Title: To Write, To Become Void
School: Geneva High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Amber Collins

Author: Izzy Sellers
Work Title: Should Beauty Pageants Be Banned?
School: Altamont School
Grade: 8
Educator: Dan Carsen

Silver Key 

Author: David Brown
Work Title: Shakespeare Wore A Kilt
School: St Paul's Episcopal School
Grade: 12
Educator: Karen Duren

Author: Binta Diallo
Work Title: Bordering on Madness: Partisanship and Immigration through the Lens of Lilliana Mason’s Uncivil Agreement
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 12
Educator: Renee Chow

Author: Binta Diallo
Work Title: An American Dream or an American Delusion?
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 12
Educator: Renee Chow

Author: Binta Diallo
Work Title: The Great Melting Pot: Fon-do or Fon-don’t We Let Immigrants into the United States
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 12
Educator: Renee Chow

Author: Binta Diallo
Work Title: As the Brand Expands, Where Does the Public Fit In: An Analysis of Naomi Klein’s “The Brand Expands”
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 12
Educator: Renee Chow

Author: Zack Gray
Work Title: Robert Johnson: Super Man Or Super Myth
School: St Paul's Episcopal School
Grade: 12
Educator: Karen Duren

Author: Grace Hur
Work Title: Education does not equal Success
School: James Clemens High School
Grade: 9
Educator: Madelene Marcus

Author: Sophia LaPalme
Work Title: "There is a Great Stir"
School: Mcgill-Toolen Catholic High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Amy LaPalme

Author: Sophia LaPalme
Work Title: "The Worth of Water"
School: Mcgill-Toolen Catholic High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Amy LaPalme

Author: Li Xin Carina Lim
Work Title: Fact and Fiction: The Case for Why Neither Can Stand Alone
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 12
Educator: Cal Woodruff

Author: Mary Hannah McPhail-Edwards
Work Title: The Fountainhead: The Morality of Selfishness
School: Calera High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Lee Ann McPhail

Author: Emma Myers
Work Title: Operation Varsity Blues
School: St Paul's Episcopal School
Grade: 12
Educator: Karen Duren

Author: Courtney Phillips
Work Title: Corporal Punishment: the Unnecessary Discipline
School: Satsuma High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Tiffany Miller & Holly Rawls

Author: Izzy Sellers
Work Title: What Society Does To Women
School: Altamont School
Grade: 8
Educator: Dan Carsen

Author: Elizabeth Winters
Work Title: Gender Issues In Macbeth
School: St Paul's Episcopal School
Grade: 12
Educator: Karen Duren

Honorable Mention

Author: Ann Cummings
Work Title: Unnatural Women in Macbeth
School: St Paul's Episcopal School
Grade: 12
Educator: Karen Duren

Author: Binta Diallo
Work Title: Finding the Cure to An American Sickness: How To Fix the U.S’ Broken Healthcare System
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 12
Educator: Renee Chow

Author: Binta Diallo
Work Title: Coffee, Class, and Consumerism: An Analysis of William Roseberry’s “The Rise of Yuppie Coffees and the Reimagination of Class in the United States”
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 12
Educator: Renee Chow

Author: Hadley Farnell
Work Title: Shakespeare's "vile" Queen
School: St Paul's Episcopal School
Grade: 12
Educator: Karen Duren

Author: Lily Joyce
Work Title: Fyre Fraud
School: St Paul's Episcopal School
Grade: 12
Educator: Karen Duren

Author: Lily Joyce
Work Title: Fyre Fraud
School: St Paul's Episcopal School
Grade: 12
Educator: Karen Duren

Author: Mary Hannah McPhail-Edwards
Work Title: Lady Susan: Jane Austen's First Antiheroine
School: Calera High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Lee Ann McPhail

Author: Mary Hannah McPhail-Edwards
Work Title: Man As Monster: Heathcliff and His Legacy
School: Calera High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Lee Ann McPhail

Author: Matthew Mugweru
Work Title: A Look into the Passive, yet Effective, Threats to Southern White Supremacy
School: Altamont School
Grade: 12
Educator: Marygray Hunter

Author: Isabella Yaghmai
Work Title: Keeper of the Bridge
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 12
Educator: Renee Chow & James Griffin

Gold Key

Author: Laura Claire Waldrop
Work Title: Silent Night
School: Shades Valley High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Jennifer Guffin

 

 

Silver Key

Author: Nikita Nimmagadda
Work Title: Agnello Al Macello (lamb To Slaughter) Part 1 | Part 2
School: Dothan Preparatory Academy
Grade: 9
Educator: Ayanna Turner

Gold Key

Author: Shaams Nur
Work Title: Annual Augmentation
School: Hoover High School
Grade: 10
Educator: Kevin Zhen

Author: Kristiana Terry
Work Title: Crunch
School: Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School
Grade: 10
Educator: Gin Phillips

Author: Whitney Veazey
Work Title: Lukewarm
School: Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School
Grade: 10
Educator: Gin Phillips

Silver Key

Author: Arzoo Charania
Work Title: I Am Me
School: Hoover High School
Grade: 11
Educator: Melissa Hamley

Author: Riley Donlon
Work Title: The Garden
School: Homewood High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Michele Cooley

Author: Anmol Guard
Work Title: Fireworks
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade: 10
Educator: Michael Thornton

Author: Izzy Sellers
Work Title: Change in color
School: Altamont School
Grade: 8
Educator: Dan Carsen

Author: Sarah Xin
Work Title: On the Road of Bones
School: Hoover High School
Grade: 11
Educator: Ben Rigsby

Author: Isabella Yaghmai
Work Title: Dialogue Story
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 12
Educator: Renee Chow

Author: Angela Yang
Work Title: Sweet Dreams
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 11
Educator: James Griffin

Author: Angela Yang
Work Title: The Dog
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 11
Educator: James Griffin

Honorable Mention

Author: Tina Gao
Work Title: Wang Lao Shi
School: Louis Pizitz Middle School
Grade: 7
Educator: Kevin Zhen

Author: Andy Lee
Work Title: Magical Beanie
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade: 10
Educator: Helen Lee

Author: Lexi Stockton
Work Title: "Action in the Alley"
School: Fairhope Middle School
Grade: 7
Educator: Mary Kinggard

Silver Key

Author: Adele Crowe
Work Title: Girls Have It Easy
School: St Paul's Episcopal School
Grade: 11
Educator: Karen Duren

Author: Madison Hoar
Work Title: Somehow Still Untitled
School: Alabama School Of Fine Arts
Grade: 9
Educator: Ashley Jones

Author: Courtney Phillips
Work Title: Stinky Situation
School: Satsuma High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Tiffany Miller & Holly Rawls

Honorable Mention

Author: Goodman Murphy-Smith
Work Title: Tricep County
School: Alabama School Of Fine Arts
Grade: 11
Educator: TJ Beitelman

Gold Key

Author: Angela Ai
Work Title: The Coronavirus: A Decision-Making Battle
School: James Clemens High School
Grade: 9
Educator: Elizabeth Vaughn

 

Silver Key

Author: Halla Almoradi
Work Title: Hidden Crisis
School: Hoover High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Carl Floyd

Author: Yewon Lee
Work Title: In Remembrance
School: James Clemens High School
Grade: 11
Educator: Elizabeth Vaughn

Honorable Mention

Author: Leslie Vazquez
Work Title: Abolish Ice
School: Pelham High School
Grade: 11
Educator: Connie Nolen

Gold Key

Author: Katherine Chimento
Work Title: Beneath The Surface
School: Pelham High School
Grade: 10
Educator: Connie Nolen

Author: Katie Floyd
Work Title: Trapped Between Two Worlds
School: Athens Renaissance School
Grade: 9
Educator: Catherine Boulineau

Author: Madison Hur
Work Title: Days Like These
School: Alabama School Of Fine Arts
Grade: 9
Educator: Ashley Jones

Silver Key

Author: Ava Coggin
Work Title: Dragons: Rise of the Champions - Book 3 - Wrath of the Fireborn
Grade: 8
Educator: Lucas Jacob

Gold Key

Author: Serene Almehmi
Work Title: Places
School: Vestavia Hills High School
Grade: 11
Educator: Ben Davis

Author: Hannah Blanchard-Ramsey
Work Title: Cyclone
School: Huntsville High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Hannah Wylie

Author: Michael Coleman
Work Title: Drowning Deeply
School: W J Christian K-8 School
Grade: 8
Educator: Phylecia Ragland

Author: Ryan Hassell
Work Title: Lost in Darkness
School: St Paul's Episcopal School
Grade: 10
Educator: Eleanor Baker

Author: Taylor Ingram
Work Title: Broken Glass
School: Spain Park High School
Grade: 10
Educator: Mary DiChiara

Author: Yewon Lee
Work Title: Tell Me, Mother
School: James Clemens High School
Grade: 11
Educator: Elizabeth Vaughn

Author: Li Xin Carina Lim
Work Title: White Teeth
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 12
Educator: Renee Chow

Author: Bryan McNeal
Work Title: Holding Out; I am a Child; In My Mother's House
School: Huntsville High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Amy Bishop

Author: Bryan McNeal
Work Title: B.L.M.
School: Huntsville High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Amy Bishop

Author: Bryan McNeal
Work Title: You Take Away My Black Card; What Will You Say At My Funeral Now That You've Killed Me; Free Huey! Or Other Words For Black Liberation
School: Huntsville High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Amy Bishop

Author: Mary Hannah McPhail-Edwards
Work Title: Poems
School: Calera High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Lee Ann McPhail

Author: Emma Peng
Work Title: Backroom Visions
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 11
Educator: James Griffin

Author: Mya Richardson
Work Title: The Process
School: Alabama School Of Fine Arts
Grade: 9
Educator: Ashley Jones

Author: Eva Worthen
Work Title: Miracles
School: Mountain Brook Junior High School
Grade: 7
Educator: Ester Ruth Beenken

Silver Key 

Author: Lorelei Bachuss
Work Title: past, present, future
School: Austin High School
Grade: 11
Educator: Beth Bachuss

Author: Lorelei Bachuss
Work Title: Keep it Up
School: Austin High School
Grade: 11
Educator: Beth Bachuss

Author: Hilary Batista
Work Title: Both Here and There
School: Hoover High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Brad Coltrane

Author: Hilary Batista
Work Title: Prayers
School: Hoover High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Brad Coltrane

Author: Hilary Batista
Work Title: The Essence of Writing
School: Hoover High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Brad Coltrane

Author: Hilary Batista
Work Title: I Like Me
School: Hoover High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Brad Coltrane

Author: Anna Brittain
Work Title: Shivering, Quivering Miriam "Mitzi" Thompson
School: Mountain Brook High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Shannon Marks

Author: Ava Coggin
Work Title: Frozen, Absolute, Playful, If I Could
Grade: 8
Educator: Lucas Jacob

Author: Ava Coggin
Work Title: Fountain, Nature, Blank Screen
Grade: 8
Educator: Lucas Jacob

Author: Michael Coleman
Work Title: Look Within
School: W J Christian K-8 School
Grade: 8
Educator: Phylecia Ragland

Author: Hannah Crittenden
Work Title: Environmental Abuses
School: Homewood High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Carolyn Coker

Author: Riley Donlon
Work Title: one side of a threshold
School: Homewood High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Michele Cooley

Author: Riley Donlon
Work Title: jewelry box
School: Homewood High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Michele Cooley

Author: Allison Flanagan
Work Title: The Dancer & The Musician
School: Priceville High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Kim Holmes

Author: Lucy Gardner
Work Title: "Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels"
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 11
Educator: Renee Chow

Author: Anmol Guard
Work Title: skin
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade: 10
Educator: Michael Thornton

Author: Anmol Guard
Work Title: queen of the see
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade: 10
Educator: Michael Thornton

Author: Raven Horn
Work Title: Freaks (ode to Lana Del Rey)
School: Alabama School Of Fine Arts
Grade: 12
Educator: Ashely Jones

Author: Raven Horn
Work Title: it came to you in a dream 
School: Alabama School Of Fine Arts
Grade: 12
Educator: Ashely Jones

Author: Laurel Impello
Work Title: Let us return
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 10
Educator: Neil Barrett & James Griffin

Author: Grace (GaEun) Jeong
Work Title: Kimbap
School: Northridge High School
Grade: 11
Educator: Mary Moore

Author: Sophia LaPalme
Work Title: “Woman”
School: Mcgill-Toolen Catholic High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Amy LaPalme

Author: Yewon Lee
Work Title: Fast Fashion
School: James Clemens High School
Grade: 11
Educator: Elizabeth Vaughn

Author: Jiaying Liu
Work Title: The Riddle
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 12
Educator: James Griffin & Cal Woodruff

Author: Jiaying Liu
Work Title: At Farewell
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 12
Educator: James Griffin & Cal Woodruff

Author: Jiaying Liu
Work Title: A Sonnet
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 12
Educator: James Griffin & Cal Woodruff

Author: Jiaying Liu
Work Title: River Song
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 12
Educator: James Griffin & Cal Woodruff

Author: Cheryl Kaye Marshall
Work Title: Love
Grade: 11
Educator: Emily Marshall

Author: Cheryl Kaye Marshall
Work Title: Power
Grade: 11
Educator: Emily Marshall

Author: Cheryl Kaye Marshall
Work Title: I think I’m evil
Grade: 11
Educator: Emily Marshall

Author: Cheryl Kaye Marshall
Work Title: Stars
Grade: 11
Educator: Emily Marshall

Author: Cheryl Kaye Marshall
Work Title: Presidential Sunset
Grade: 11
Educator: Emily Marshall

Author: Cheryl Kaye Marshall
Work Title: Nature v. People
Grade: 11
Educator: Emily Marshall

Author: William Marshall
Work Title: The Necklace
School: Indian Springs School
Grade:
12
Educator: Renee Chow

Author: Isaac McCollum
Work Title: White Curtain
School: Hoover High School
Grade:
9
Educator: Melissa Hamley

Author: Bryan McNeal
Work Title: in the evening; Pray; In Lieu of a Gay Black Leader
School: Huntsville High School
Grade:
12
Educator: Amy Bishop

Author: Bryan McNeal
Work Title: I Build A Bridge To My Lover; I Meet My Baby In The City; My Love in Vintage; Summer Weekends
School: Huntsville High School
Grade:
12
Educator: Amy Bishop

Author: Bryan McNeal
Work Title: Red Fast Luck
School: Huntsville High School
Grade:
12
Educator: Amy Bishop

Author: Bryan McNeal
Work Title: Growing Pains; Drink From The Body; heaven/hell
School: Huntsville High School
Grade:
12
Educator: Amy Bishop

Author: Bryan McNeal
Work Title: Brown Sugar
School: Huntsville High School
Grade:
12
Educator: Amy Bishop

Author: Bryan McNeal
Work Title: The Crown of the Colored People
School: Huntsville High School
Grade:
12
Educator: Amy Bishop

Author: Bryan McNeal
Work Title: Familia, Born From Swahili
School: Huntsville High School
Grade:
12
Educator: Amy Bishop

Author: Bryan McNeal
Work Title: Testimonial
School: Huntsville High School
Grade:
12
Educator: Amy Bishop

Author: Bryan McNeal
Work Title: Boyfriend
School: Huntsville High School
Grade:
12
Educator: Amy Bishop

Author: Bryan McNeal
Work Title: For Isaiah
School: Huntsville High School
Grade:
12
Educator: Amy Bishop

Author: Bryan McNeal
Work Title: Saudade (Or Tenho Saudades Tuas)
School: Huntsville High School
Grade:
12
Educator: Amy Bishop

Author: Bryan McNeal
Work Title: Wolves
School: Huntsville High School
Grade:
12
Educator: Amy Bishop

Author: Bryan McNeal
Work Title: Hallelujah Amen
School: Huntsville High School
Grade:
12
Educator: Amy Bishop

Author: Bryan McNeal
Work Title: What Does It Mean To Mourn A Love Long Lost
School: Huntsville High School
Grade:
12
Educator: Amy Bishop

Author: Graham Miner
Work Title: The Struggle For Self Forgiveness
School: Hoover High School
Grade:
11
Educator: Ansley Vanderpool

Author: Gracelyn Mitchell
Work Title: Ode to Henry Cyril Paget
Grade:
12
Educator: Shunta McCants

Author: Gracelyn Mitchell
Work Title: Bloodthirsty
Grade:
12
Educator: Shunta McCants

Author: Gracelyn Mitchell
Work Title: Noémvrios
Grade:
12
Educator: Shunta McCants

Author: Gracelyn Mitchell
Work Title: A Series of Random Odes, Dedications, and Laments
Grade:
12
Educator: Shunta McCants

Author: Sofia Monteleone
Work Title: Dear Lady Victoria
School: Indian Springs School
Grade:
11
Educator: Renee Chow

Author: Sofia Monteleone
Work Title: Frozen Time
School: Indian Springs School
Grade:
11
Educator: Renee Chow

Author: Sofia Monteleone
Work Title: Smaller Things
School: Indian Springs School
Grade:
11
Educator: Renee Chow

Author: Melany Morgan
Work Title: Adrenaline
School: Alabama School Of Fine Arts
Grade:
9
Educator: Ashely Jones

Author: Emma Peng
Work Title: Babka
School: Indian Springs School
Grade:
11
Educator: James Griffin

Author: Emma Peng
Work Title: Concubines in Cornerstone Creameries
School: Indian Springs School
Grade:
11
Educator: James Griffin

Author: Emma Peng
Work Title: Creatures of Worldly Shame
School: Indian Springs School
Grade:
11
Educator: James Griffin

Author: Emma Peng
Work Title: Post-Conquest: Victimhood
School: Indian Springs School
Grade:
11
Educator: James Griffin

Author: Emma Peng
Work Title: To Carmelita
School: Indian Springs School
Grade:
11
Educator: James Griffin

Author: Lequinn Pettway
Work Title: Fruit of the Mind
School: W P Davidson High School
Grade:
12
Educator: Charlotte Griffin & Tara Smith

Author: Lequinn Pettway
Work Title: Times
School: W P Davidson High School
Grade:
12
Educator: Charlotte Griffin & Tara Smith

Author: Lequinn Pettway
Work Title: The Writer
School: W P Davidson High School
Grade:
12
Educator: Charlotte Griffin & Tara Smith

Author: Lequinn Pettway
Work Title: the Return
School: W P Davidson High School
Grade:
12
Educator: Charlotte Griffin & Tara Smith

Author: Lequinn Pettway
Work Title: March Malady
School: W P Davidson High School
Grade:
12
Educator: Charlotte Griffin & Tara Smith

Author: Lequinn Pettway
Work Title: Pyre
School: W P Davidson High School
Grade:
12
Educator: Charlotte Griffin & Tara Smith

Author: Lequinn Pettway
Work Title: The Search for that which could not be found
School: W P Davidson High School
Grade:
12
Educator: Charlotte Griffin & Tara Smith

Author: Lequinn Pettway
Work Title: Bittersweet seventeen, the last few months of it
School: W P Davidson High School
Grade:
12
Educator: Charlotte Griffin & Tara Smith

Author: Lequinn Pettway
Work Title: An Ode to the Future
School: W P Davidson High School
Grade:
12
Educator: Charlotte Griffin & Tara Smith

Author: Marin Poleshek
Work Title: Deeper
School: Homewood High School
Grade:
10
Educator: Ansley Vanderpool

Author: Etta Putman
Work Title: Poem For... (Collection)
School: Alabama School Of Fine Arts
Grade:
12
Educator: Iris Rinke-Hammer

Author: Sage Riel
Work Title: Growing Pains, The Midnight Sorrows, & [Melancholy Skies]
School: Spanish Fort High School
Grade:
12
Educator: Angela Mason

Author: Eliza Schrum
Work Title: The Invisible Grip; Poetry Entry
School: Pelham High School
Grade:
9
Educator: Connie Nolen

Author: Esther Shon
Work Title: Beyond Her Reflection
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade:
11
Educator: Helen Lee

Author: Esther Shon
Work Title: Burn Out
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade:
11
Educator: Helen Lee

Author: Rachel Simms
Work Title: Identical Streets
School: Indian Springs School
Grade:
12
Educator: Renee Chow

Author: Grace Sullivan
Work Title: Unfortunately, It Is A Man's World
School: Alabama School Of Fine Arts
Grade:
12
Educator: Iris Rinke-Hammer

Author: Kristiana Terry
Work Title: More Than Enough
School: Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School
Grade:
12
Educator: Gin Phillips

Author: Tyler Turner
Work Title: Connect The Dots
School: Pleasant Grove High School
Grade:
10
Educator: Tawnya Gildersleeve

Author: Claudia Williams
Work Title: Kamille
School: Altamont School
Grade:
9
Educator: Dan Carsen

Author: Claudia Williams
Work Title: Blind
School: Altamont School
Grade:
9
Educator: Dan Carsen

Author: Claudia Williams
Work Title: Robin
School: Altamont School
Grade:
9
Educator: Dan Carsen

Author: Eva Worthen
Work Title: To Be a Butterfly
School: Mountain Brook Junior High School
Grade:
7
Educator: Esther Ruth Beenken

Author: Sarah Xin
Work Title: Incomplete
School: Hoover High School
Grade:
11
Educator: Ben Rigsby

Author: Isabella Yaghmai
Work Title: Miss Suzanne Sugarbaker
School: Indian Springs School
Grade:
12
Educator: Renee Chow

Author: Maya Young
Work Title: Girl
School: Paul W Bryant High School
Grade:
11
Educator: Natalie Roig-McKnight

Author: Ruoyi zhang
Work Title: Ebb
School: Indian Springs School
Grade:
11
Educator: Renee Chow

Author: Xinyue Zhao
Work Title: The Wall
School: Indian Springs School
Grade:
11
Educator: Renee Chow

Honorable Mention

Author: Hannah Crittenden
Work Title: Her Eyes
School: Homewood High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Carolyn Coker

Author: Riley Donlon
Work Title: as I read the obituary
School: Homewood High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Michele Cooley

Author: Raven Horn
Work Title: I Am Not Your Mother Nature
School: Alabama School Of Fine Arts
Grade: 12
Educator: Ashley Jones

Author: Raven Horn
Work Title: The Golden Lining
School: Alabama School Of Fine Arts
Grade: 12
Educator: Ashley Jones

Author: Grace Hur
Work Title: The Time of our Lives
School: James Clemens High School
Grade: 9
Educator: Madelene Marcus

Author: Sophia LaPalme
Work Title: Sonnet Earth
School: Mcgill-Toolen Catholic High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Amy LaPalme

Author: Sophia LaPalme
Work Title: "The Lost"
School: Mcgill-Toolen Catholic High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Amy LaPalme

Author: Emma McCullough
Work Title: A Pen in Heart
School: James Clemens High School
Grade: 9
Educator: Madelene Marcus

Author: Melany Morgan
Work Title: Vineyard Love
School: Alabama School Of Fine Arts
Grade: 9
Educator: Ashley Jones

Author: Jonny Pena
Work Title: Dogs Don't Go to Heaven
School: Pelham High School
Grade: 11
Educator: Connie Nolen

Gold Key

Author: Serene Almehmi
Work Title: The Syrian Diaspora
School: Vestavia Hills High School
Grade: 11
Educator: Ben Davis

Author: Kailyn Boykin
Work Title: Because of our Past, Our Heritage Will Last
School: Booker T. Washington High School
Grade: 12

Author: Grace Brown
Work Title: One More Waffle Saturday
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 12
Educator: Renee Chow

Author: Elena Bull
Work Title: Reaping a Musical Harvest
Grade: 11
Educator: Lilianna Serbicki

Author: Courtney Chen
Work Title: Red Bean Paste
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 10
Educator: James Griffin

Author: Kira Feeney
Work Title: Divergent
School: St Paul's Episcopal School
Grade: 12
Educator: Karen Duren

Author: Tina Gao
Work Title: Luke and the Snail
School: Louis Pizitz Middle School
Grade: 7
Educator: Kevin Zhen

Author: Madison Hoar
Work Title: And I
School: Alabama School Of Fine Arts
Grade: 9
Educator: Ashley Jones

Author: Laurel Impello
Work Title: To September Once Again
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 10
Educator: James Griffin

Author: Reiney Martson
Work Title: My Superpower
School: St Paul's Episcopal School
Grade: 12
Educator: Karen Duren

Author: Stephen McCollum
Work Title: Starting School
School: Hoover High School
Grade: 9
Educator: Melissa Hamley

Author: Gracelyn Mitchell
Work Title: Memoir: An Index of Life
Grade: 12
Educator: Shunta McCants

Author: Cameron Mitchum
Work Title: Demonstrated Patriotism
School: Geneva High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Amber Collins

Author: Sumin Park
Work Title: The Butterfly Effect
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade: 9
Educator: Helen Lee

Author: Elise Picard
Work Title: The Scar on My Lip
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 10
Educator: James Griffin

Author: Esther Shon
Work Title: Size Zero Jeans
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade: 11
Educator: Helen Lee

Author: Kate Strickland
Work Title: My Journey As A Twin
School: St Paul's Episcopal School
Grade: 12
Educator: Karen Duren

Author: Marlie Thompson
Work Title: Challah and Cornbread: Food in the Jewish South
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 12
Educator: Renee Chow

Author: Eva Worthen
Work Title: Colors of a Voice
School: Mountain Brook Junior High School
Grade: 7
Educator: Esther Ruth Beenken

Author: Isabella Yaghmai
Work Title: Personal Narrative
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 12
Educator: Renee Chow & James Griffin

Author: Angela Yang
Work Title: Hold My Tears
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 11
Educator: James Griffin & Cal Woodruff

Silver Key

Author: Téa Adrian
Work Title: The Old House
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 10
Educator: James Griffin

Author: Hilary Batista
Work Title: Tradition
School: Hoover High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Brad Coltrane

Author: Hannah Blanchard-Ramsey
Work Title: Metamorphosis
School: Huntsville High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Hannah Wylie

Author: Kailyn Boykin
Work Title: Me: My Legacy
School: Booker T. Washington High School
Grade: 12

Author: David Brown
Work Title: Just Code
School: St Paul's Episcopal School
Grade: 12
Educator: Karen Duren

Author: James Bullis
Work Title: The Library
School: St Paul's Episcopal School
Grade: 12
Educator: Karen Duren

Author: Ava Coggin
Work Title: Lost
Grade: 8
Educator: Lucas Jacob

Author: Ava Coggin
Work Title: The Earthquake
Grade: 8
Educator: Lucas Jacob

Author: Iysis Harris
Work Title: My Name
School: St Paul's Episcopal School
Grade: 12
Educator: Karen Duren

Author: Sophie Hicks
Work Title: One Hundred
School: Mountain Brook Junior High School
Grade: 7
Educator: Esther Ruth Beenken

Author: Yilan Hu
Work Title: Scouting
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 11
Educator: Renee Chow & James Griffin

Author: Riley Hudson
Work Title: Blankets
School: St Paul's Episcopal School
Grade: 12
Educator: Karen Duren

Author: Grace Hur
Work Title: The Method to Her Music
School: James Clemens High School
Grade: 9
Educator: Madelene Marcus

Author: Jazzie Jelks
Work Title: Floating Into My Destiny
Grade: 12
Educator: Cescelie Jelks

Author: Ana Kangsumrith
Work Title: The Satsuma Trees
Grade: 9
Educator: Diana Feely

Author: Li Xin Carina Lim
Work Title: Family Dinner (Tables)
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 12
Educator: Renee Chow

Author: Li Xin Carina Lim
Work Title: Quesadillas
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 12
Educator: Renee Chow

Author: Hannah Lugo
Work Title: Childhood Hannah
School: St Paul's Episcopal School
Grade: 12
Educator: Karen Duren

Author: Ximena Martinez
Work Title: We’re actually leaving?
School: Auburn High School
Grade: 11
Educator: Sara Love

Author: Gracelyn Mitchell
Work Title: Chasing Constellations
Grade: 12
Educator: Shunta McCants

Author: Gracelyn Mitchell
Work Title: Purgatory, Ascension, and Blood
Grade: 12
Educator: Shunta McCants

Author: Sofia Monteleone
Work Title: Pumpkin Pie and Memory
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 11
Educator: Renee Chow

Author: Joseph Porter
Work Title: The Moment
School: Altamont School
Grade: 7
Educator: Dan Carsen

Author: Noah Prevost
Work Title: Life Legos
School: St Paul's Episcopal School
Grade: 12
Educator: Karen Duren

Author: Etta Putman
Work Title: Intercut
School: Alabama School Of Fine Arts
Grade: 12
Educator: Iris Rinke-Hammer

Author: Mya Richardson
Work Title: This Is What Waking Looks Like: A Guide to Ignorance
School: Alabama School Of Fine Arts
Grade: 9
Educator: Ashley Jones

Author: Mya Richardson
Work Title: My Dad Taught Me How to Play With Fire
School: Alabama School Of Fine Arts
Grade: 9
Educator: Ashley Jones

Author: Emma Cate Rutledge
Work Title: Thank You, Mom
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 10
Educator: James Griffin

Author: Izzy Sellers
Work Title: ADHD and Me
School: Altamont School
Grade: 8
Educator: Dan Carsen

Author: Esther Shon
Work Title: The Driver's Seat
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade: 11
Educator: Helen Lee

Author: Esther Shon
Work Title: Quadratic Formula
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade: 11
Educator: Helen Lee

Author: Eva Worthen
Work Title: Possibilities Behind Power
School: Mountain Brook Junior High School
Grade: 7
Educator: Esther Ruth Beenken

Author: Isabella Yaghmai
Work Title: Memoir Essay
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 12
Educator: Renee Chow

Author: Isabella Yaghmai
Work Title: Gastronomical Essay
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 12
Educator: Renee Chow

Honorable Mention

Author: John Boykin
Work Title: Embracing Our Past, Enriching Our Present and Empowering Our Future
School: Booker T. Washington High School
Grade: 10

Author: Edison Dao
Work Title: The Suffering You and I Have
School: Fairhope High School
Grade: 9
Educator: Jada Duffy

Gold Key

Author: Shaams Nur
Work Title: Annual Augmentation
School: Hoover High School
Grade: 10
Educator: Kevin Zhen

Author: Kristiana Terry
Work Title: Crunch
School: Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School
Grade: 10
Educator: Gin Phillips

Author: Whitney Veazey
Work Title: Lukewarm
School: Greenville High School
Grade: 11
Educator: Naomi Pryor

Silver Key

Author: David Borasino
Work Title: The Editors
School: Altamont School
Grade: 7
Educator: Dan Carsen

Author: Emilee Boster
Work Title: The Perfect Society
School: Hartselle High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Dyroma Burroughs

Author: Youngju Chae
Work Title: Journey to Xandai
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade: 10
Educator: Helen Lee

Author: Colin Jung
Work Title: Projector
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade: 10
Educator: Helen Lee

Author: Jaewoo Jung
Work Title: Zombie Apocalypse
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade: 10
Educator: Helen Lee

Author: Noah Kwon
Work Title: The Lake
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade: 10
Educator: Helen Lee

Author: Sophia LaPalme
Work Title: Camouflage
School: Mcgill-Toolen Catholic High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Amy LaPalme

Author: Edward Lee
Work Title: China's Attack on the World
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade: 10
Educator: Helen Lee

Author: Wyatt Sawyer
Work Title: The Dark Hallway
School: Altamont School
Grade: 7
Educator: Dan Carsen

Author: Sarah Xin
Work Title: Bait
School: Hoover High School
Grade: 11
Educator: Ben Rigsby

Honorable Mention

Author: William Marshall
Work Title: The Human Scrapbook
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 12
Educator: Renee Chow

Gold Key

Author: Hilary Batista
Work Title: For the Heroes
School: Hoover High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Brad Coltrane

Author: Lucine Carsen
Work Title: Intro Class
School: Altamont School
Grade: 9
Educator: Dan Carsen

Author: Alice Jeong
Work Title: The Call
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade: 11
Educator: Helen Lee

Author: Mae Martin
Work Title: The Eagle And The Songbird
School: Mountain Brook Junior High School
Grade: 9
Educator: Esther Ruth Beenken

Author: Mary Hannah McPhail-Edwards
Work Title: On the Raft
School: Calera High School
Grade: 12
Educator: LeeAnn McPhail

Author: Mary Hannah McPhail-Edwards
Work Title: Ghost Girl
School: Calera High School
Grade: 12
Educator: LeeAnn McPhail

Author: Mary Hannah McPhail-Edwards
Work Title: Waves
School: Calera High School
Grade: 12
Educator: LeeAnn McPhail

Author: Mary Hannah McPhail-Edwards
Work Title: Casey Candle
School: Calera High School
Grade: 12
Educator: LeeAnn McPhail

Author: Mary Hannah McPhail-Edwards
Work Title: Ghost Girl
School: Calera High School
Grade: 12
Educator: LeeAnn McPhail

Author:Gracelyn Mitchell
Work Title: Bacterial Substances
Grade: 12
Educator: Shunta McCants

Silver Key

Author: Mofeyi Adeyemo
Work Title: A Family Outing
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 9
Educator: Neil Barrett

Author: David Borasino
Work Title: Wildebeest
School: Altamont School
Grade: 7
Educator: Dan Carsen

Author: Emilee Boster
Work Title: The Last Vote
School: Hartselle High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Dyroma Burroughs

Author: Emilee Boster
Work Title: The Emergency Room
School: Hartselle High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Dyroma Burroughs

Author: Will Choi
Work Title: Writing Contest
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade: 10
Educator: Helen Lee

Author: Mason Coleman
Work Title: Revenge, Not as Satisfying as it May Seem
School: Altamont School
Grade: 9
Educator: Dan Carsen

Author: Riley Donlon
Work Title: Deliverance
School: Homewood High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Michele Cooley

Author: Minjae Eum
Work Title: Just As We Are
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade: 11
Educator: Helen Lee

Author: Tina Gao
Work Title: Chess Cheats
School: Louis Pizitz Middle School
Grade: 7
Educator: Kevin Zhen

Author: Caroline Harrison
Work Title: Amazing Grace
School: Mountain Brook Junior High School
Grade: 8
Educator: Esther Ruth Beenken

Author: Moriah Hogans
Work Title: Palette Of Lies
School: Dothan Preparatory Academy
Grade: 9
Educator: Ayanna Turner

Author: Tatum Kelley
Work Title: The Waltz
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 9
Educator: James Griffin

Author: Addie Lott
Work Title: I Don't Know What I Would Do Without You
School: Mountain Brook Junior High School
Grade: 8
Educator: Esther Ruth Beenken

Author: Olivier Maloney
Work Title: Sunshine
School: Altamont School
Grade: 7
Educator: Dan Carsen

Author: Cheryl Kaye Marshall
Work Title: Panic on the Stage
Grade:  11
Educator: Elisabeth Dahl

Author: Mary Hannah McPhail-Edwards
Work Title: Making Monsters
School: Calera High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Lee Ann McPhail

Author: Shaams Nur
Work Title: Black Friday
School: Hoover High School
Grade: 10
Educator: Kevin Zhen

Author: Sumin Park
Work Title: The Last Gift: For the Lost Children in Sewol Ferry
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade: 9
Educator: Helen Lee

Author: Etta Putman
Work Title: Remembrance
School: Alabama School Of Fine Arts
Grade: 12
Educator: Iris Rinke-Hammer

Author: Wyatt Sawyer
Work Title: An Unkown City
School: Altamont School
Grade: 7
Educator: Dan Carsen

Author: Izzy Sellers
Work Title: A Losing Race
School: Altamont School
Grade: 8
Educator: Dan Carsen

Author: Grace Sullivan
Work Title: White Smoke
School: Alabama School Of Fine Arts
Grade: 12
Educator: Iris Rinke-Hammer

Author: Angela Yang
Work Title: Sound in the Ceiling
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 11
Educator: James Griffin & Cal Woodruff

Honorable Mention

Author: Jeninne Al-Sugi
Work Title: Spectator
School: Pelham High School
Grade: 11
Educator: Connie Nolen

Author: Lucine Carsen
Work Title: A Little Girl's Balance
School: Altamont School
Grade: 9
Educator: Dan Carsen

Author: Yilan Hu
Work Title: Runaway
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 11
Educator: James Griffin

Author: Yechan Kim
Work Title: Wiesbaden
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade: 10
Educator: Helen Lee

Author: Cheryl Kaye Marshall
Work Title: Shutdown
Grade: 11
Educator: Elisabeth Dahl

Author: Sterling McDonald
Work Title: The Apocalypse
School: Altamont School
Grade: 8
Educator: Dan Carsen

Author: Mary Hannah McPhail-Edwards
Work Title: Burnover District
School: Calera High School
Grade: 12
Educator: LeeAnn McPhail

Author: Ian Shin
Work Title: Please, Don’t Come Back
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade: 9
Educator: Helen Lee

Author: Erin Sides
Work Title: Meeting Thomas
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 9
Educator: Neil Barrett

Author: Elizabeth Tremblay-Cox
Work Title: Creation of the Spheres
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 9
Educator: Neil Barrett

Gold Key

Author: Hilary Batista
Work Title: In the Simplest Sense
School: Hoover High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Brad Coltrane

Author: Gracelyn Mitchell
Work Title: Cathartic Cliffnotes Written By a Novaturient Girl
Grade: 12
Educator: Shunta McCants

Author: Grace Sullivan
Work Title: Brother
School: Alabama School Of Fine Arts
Grade: 12
Educator: Iris Rinke-Hammer

Author: Isabella Yaghmai
Work Title: The Worth in Struggle
School: Indian Springs School
Grade: 12
Educator: Renee Chow

Silver Key

Author: David Borasino
Work Title: The Editors
School: Altamont School
Grade: 7
Educator: Dan Carsen

Author: Emilee Boster
Work Title: The Perfect Society
School: Hartselle High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Dyroma Burroughs

Author: Youngju Chae
Work Title: Journey to Xandai
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade: 10
Educator: Helen Lee

Author: Colin Jung
Work Title: Projector
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade: 10
Educator: Helen Lee

Author: Jaewoo Jung
Work Title: Zombie Apocalypse
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade: 10
Educator: Helen Lee

Author: Noah Kwon
Work Title: The Lake
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade: 10
Educator: Helen Lee

Author: Sophia LaPalme
Work Title: Camouflage
School: Mcgill-Toolen Catholic High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Amy LaPalme

Author: Edward Lee
Work Title: China's Attack on the World
School: Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) High School
Grade: 10
Educator: Helen Lee

Author: Wyatt Sawyer
Work Title: The Dark Hallway
School: Altamont School
Grade: 7
Educator: Dan Carsen

Author: Sarah Xin
Work Title: Bait
School: Hoover High School
Grade: 11
Educator: Ben Rigsby

American Voices Award badgeAuthor: Lucine Carsen
Work Title: Intro Class
Category: Short Story
School: Altamont School
Grade: 9
Educator: Dan Carsen

Author: Taylor Ingram
Work Title: Broken Glass
Category: Poetry
School: Spain Park High School
Grade: 10
Educator: Mary DiChiara

Author: Mary Hannah McPhail-Edwards
Work Title: Waves
Category: Short Story
School: Calera High School
Grade: 12
Educator: Lee Ann McPhail

Author: Gracelyn Mitchell
Work Title: Death Chess
Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Grade:  12
Educator: Shunta McCants

Author: Mya Richardson
Work Title: The Process
Category: Poetry
School: Alabama School Of Fine Arts
Grade: 9
Educator: Ashley Jones