Writing Contest Winners

Essay Contest Winners

1st Place: Stella Donovan, Silver Spring, MD
2nd Place: Robbie Maakestad, Fairfax, VA
3rd Place: Elliot Wilner, Bethesda, MD
Honorable Mention: Sarah Bigham, Frederick, MD
Honorable Mention: Tanya Edwards, Clarksburg, MD
Honorable Mention: Jessica North Macie, Washington, DC


High School
1st Place: Nina Gautam, Winston Churchill High School, 12th Grade
2nd Place: Kathleen Cho, Poolesville High School, 12th Grade
3rd Place: Jordan DeVeaux, Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, 11th Grade
Honorable Mention: Hannah Ashe, Winston Churchill High School, 12th Grade
Honorable Mention: Sophia Azimi, Washington International School, 11th Grade
Honorable Mention: Katherine Byrnes, Connelly School of the Holy Child, 12th Grade

Short Story Contest Winners

1st Place: Sara Franklin-Gillette, Bethesda, MD
2nd Place: Dini Duran Karasik, Kensington, MD
3rd Place: Marisa Fein, Washington, DC
Honorable Mention: Pallavi Chandra, Chevy Chase, MD
Honorable Mention: Amalia Gillig, Silver Spring, MD

High School
1st Place: Jack Kiyonaga, Gonzaga College High School, 12th Grade
2nd Place: Cindy Song, Richard Montgomery High School, 
11th Grade
3rd Place: Ben Friedman, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 
11th Grade
Honorable Mention: Dana Gurland, Walt Whitman High School, 
11th Grade
Honorable Mention: Lee Schwartz, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 10th Grade
Honorable Mention: Edith Stone, Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, 
11th Grade


Poetry Contest Winners

1st PlaceJoe Oppenheimer, Chevy Chase, MD
2nd PlaceMike Shaffer, Ijamsville, MD
3rd PlaceMichael Levin, Washington, DC
Honorable MentionBarbara Oppenheimer, Chevy Chase, MD
Young PoetAnnie Castillo, Falls Church, VA
Young PoetAkbota Saudabayeva, Bethesda, MD
Young Poet: Cindy Song, Rockville, MD
Young PoetManu Sundaresan, Potomac, MD
Young PoetEmily Tian, North Potomac, MD