Six Herricks High School students were recognized with Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. They collectively earned three Gold Key, a Silver Key and two Honorable Mention distinctions.
Ahmed Sanjana received a Gold Key for the poem titled, “Boiling.” Carrie Hsu was awarded a Gold Key for her short story, “Circles,” and Aroob Jalil attained a Gold Key in poetry for “The Symptoms of Humanity.” Davina Lee received a Silver Key for her personal essay and memoir, “Unbroken,” and Ashley Chang received an Honorable Mention in this category for her piece, “Crescendo to Success.”
Another Honorable Mention was presented to Anokhi Ladhani for the science fiction and fantasy entry, “Derora.”
Each year, hundreds of thousands of students in grades 7-12 enter their written and artistic works in this competition, where they are assessed by a panel of renowned judges. Originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision are among the qualities that are sought in award winning pieces. As Gold Key honorees, Ahmed, Carrie and Aroob will now be considered for potential national–level recognition.
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From left: Ahmed Sanjana, Carrie Hsu, Aroob Jalil, Anokhi Ladhani, Davina Lee.