High School Students Win Regional Scholastic Writing Awards
Two Fox Chapel Area High School students recently won awards for their submissions to the Pittsburgh Regional Scholastic Writing Awards 2019 competition. Junior Gwendolyn Davison won a Gold Key and four honorable mentions for her writings. Her Gold Key-winning science fiction/fantasy story has now been sent to New York City for national judging. Additionally, Fox Chapel Area High School senior Margaret Fletcher received two Silver Keys and an honorable mention for her writings.
Hundreds of entries, spanning a variety of different genres of writing, were received from students from across Allegheny County. The winning students will be recognized at the Regional Writing Awards Ceremony February 23 that will be held in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium at the University of Pittsburgh from 2-4 p.m. Excerpts from their work will also be displayed as part of the celebration.
The local competition is sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project. The Project is a nonprofit, teacher-centered professional development program serving area schools and students. It is hosted by the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education and is a long-standing affiliate of the National Writing Project. The group partners with schools and community organizations in its efforts to strengthen academic and public literacy.