2020 Writing Contest Winners

Congratulations to the 2020 Essay, Short Story and Poetry Contest Winners!  

The winning essays, short stories and poems will be published on our website after the 2020 Local Writer’s Showcase.

Essay And Short Story Contest

Essay Winners

Alicia Klaffky, Kensington, MD, 1st Place
Daien Guo, Washington, D.C., 2nd Place
Daniel Kinney-Spears, Chevy Chase, MD, 3rd Place
Rebekah Jacobs, Rockville, MD, Honorable Mention
Beth Kanter, Washington, D.C., Honorable Mention
Robert Karn, Boyds, MD, Honorable Mention
Julia Tagliere, Sandy Spring, MD, Honorable Mention

High School Essay Winners

1st Place Natalie Marti,
Bethesda Chevy Chase High School 
2nd Place Caroline Vining,
Stone Ridge School
3rd Place Aneesha Mishra,
Deerfield High School
Honorable Mention Tara Davoodi,
Walt Whitman High School 
Honorable Mention Cate Schultz,
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Honorable Mention Andrew Lichtblau,
James W. Robinson Secondary School

Short Story Winners

Emily Ray, North Potomac, MD, 1st Place
Devin Lucas, Bethesda, MD, 2nd Place
Julia Tagliere, Sandy Spring, MD, 3rd Place
John Hardison, Rockville, MD, Honorable Mention
Kaldun Nossuli, Potomac, MD, Honorable Mention
Natalie Edmonds, Chevy Chase, MD, Honorable Mention
Doug Wilkinson, Takoma Park, MD, Honorable Mention

High School Short Story Winners

1st Place Elliott Wagner-Smith,
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School 
2nd Place Jonah Witte,
Montgomery Blair High School 
3rd Place Naomie Louie,
Richard Montgomery High School 
Honorable Mention Tyson Fang,
Walt Whitman High School

Poetry Contest
 
Poetry Winners

Yasmin Solitahe Odlum, Bethesda, MD, 1st Place
Sean Murphy, Reston, VA, 2nd Place
Mary Schoen, Alexandria, VA, 3rd Place
Barbara Oppenheimer, Chevy Chase, MD, Honorable Mention
Adam Tamashasky, Bethesda, MD, Honorable Mention
Elizabeth Singletary, Washington, D.C., Honorable Mention

High School Poetry Winners

Debkanya Mitra,
Montgomery Blair High School, Young Poet
Arusha Singh,
Walt Whitman High School, Young Poet
Naomie Louie,
Richard Montgomery High School, Young Poet
Nora Elsayed,
Richard Montgomery High School, Young Poet
Tena Karpatkin,
Walter Johnson High School, Young Poet