BHS students win writing awards

Seven students from Bainbridge Island High School have won National Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards for 2013-2014.

Three students won gold medals, including Sophia Bidinger for her essay titled “Hannah.” Maxwell Brown won a gold medal for his science fiction titled “That Green Eyed Stare.” Kathryn Karcher brought home a gold medal for her poem “They Spent Their Lives Healing.”

Bainbridge’s gold-medal winners will now move on to the national finals.

Four other outstanding writers from BHS also earned accolades.

Kaylie Treskin won a silver medal for persuasive writing. Lea Potter claimed two silver medals for flash fiction and personal memoir.

Hunter Loftus received an honorable mention for his persuasive essay, and Jonathan Owen also was presented an honorable mention for his poem.

The National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards gold winners from the region are automatically forwarded to the national office in New York City for consideration at the national level.

National awards will be announced March 17, and scholarships of $10,000 will be presented to 16 students who have Gold Medal Portfolios at the National level.


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