2019 Writing Contest Winners

Congratulations to the 2019 Essay, Short Story and Poetry Contest Winners!  

The winning essays, short stories and poems will be published on our website after the 2019 Local Writer’s Showcase.

Essay And Short Story Contest

Essay Winners

Ingrid Alpern, Rockville, MD, 1st Place
Marilyn Millstone, Kensington, MD, 2nd Place
Carolyn Sherman, Bethesda, MD, 3rd Place
Sarah Birnbach, Rockville, MD, Honorable Mention
Mark Keats, Falls Church, VA, Honorable Mention
Andrew Field, Rockville, MD, Honorable Mention

High School Essay Winners

1st Place Emily Tian,
Richard Montgomery High School
2nd Place Anna Roberson,
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School

3rd Place Julian Drumwright,
Northwood High School

Honorable Mention Grace McGuire,
Walt Whitman High School
Honorable Mention Naomi Smith,
Centennial High School

Honorable Mention Alicia Guevara,
Bethesda Chevy-Chase High School

Short Story Winners

Danielle Stonehirsch, Silver Spring, MD, 1st Place
Carol Solomon, Montgomery Village, MD, 2nd Place
Mohini Mahlhotra, Washington, DC, 3rd Place
Laura Van Oudenaren, Bethesda, MD, Honorable Mention

High School Short Story Winners

1st Place Tina Xia,
Walt Whitman High School 
2nd Place Kathleen Monahan,
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School 
3rd Place Olivia Gyapong,
James Hubert Blake High School 
Honorable Mention Kushan Weerakoon,
Walt Whitman High School

Poetry Contest
Poetry Winners

Summer Hardinge, Darnestown, MD, 1st Place
Adam Tamashasky, Bethesda, MD, 2nd Place
Jonathan Lewis, Washington, DC, 3rd Place
Karie Evans, Kensington, MD, Honorable Mention
Pamela Barnes, Potomac, MD Honorable Mention
Kateema Lee, Germantown, MD, Honorable Mention

HS Poetry Winners

Cherly Tan,
Richard Montgomery High School, Young Poet
Tina Xia,
Walt Whitman High School, Young Poet
Miranda Yu,
Churchill High School, Young Poet
Naomi Louie,
Richard Montgomery High School, Young Poet
Esther Kim,
Holton Arms School, Young Poet