Long Beach High School Student Writers are Awarded

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Long Beach High School student writers have been awarded for their distinctions in writing this year individually and collectively. Writers of recognition participate in the school’s Talented Writers and Creative Writing classes, as well as write for Fragments, the literary magazine at Long Beach High School.

The following writers have won recognition from Scholastic Art and Writing: Benjamin Armus won Honorable Mention for the personal essay Sooner or Later, the poem Writer’s Villanelle, and the writing portfolio Little Histories; Emily Feil won the Silver Key award for the poem Dear Eurdice, and Honorable Mention for the poems Implosion and Revelations; Jade Ferrante won the Gold Key award for the poems Leave a Message At the Tone and MOONMATTER; Maya Arkin won the Gold Key award for her poetry; Natalia Hakimzadeh won the Silver Key award for The Vendor on Fifth Avenue; Lindsay Hoffmann won the Silver Key award for the poems Echappe and This Is The End; Kaitlyn Khalawan won Honorable Mention for the poem Home Grown Eggs and won the Silver Key award for the poem Uninvited Lover; Laika Khan won the Gold Key award for the poem I Knew A Family of Nine; Ava Ligouri won Honorable Mention for the poem Bedtime Routine; Kirsten Lilly won Honorable Mention for the poem Cicadas; Gabriella Moreira won Honorable Mention for the poems Dear Humanity and Sagan’s Dream; Gabrielle Pine won Honorable Mention for the poem Exhale; Freddy Ramon won Honorable Mention for the poem Mother Earth; and Chloe Silverberg won a Silver Key award for the flash fiction piece The Name Game.

Ana Ramirez has been awarded several distinctions. Ana won Honorable Mention for the poem Mima and a Gold Key award for the poem Trabajando En La Via. Ana will also receive a National Gold Medal from Scholastic Art and Writing for the poem Trabajando En La Vi. Ana will be attending a ceremony of medalists in the spring at Carnegie Hall.

Long Beach High School’s literary magazine, Fragments, has received several awards recently. Fragments received first place honors from American Scholastic Press Association for its issues in 2021. Fragments was also selected to receive the rank of Excellent in the NCTE Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) program. Fragments has also been awarded a Gold medal from Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

Most recently, the following writers for Fragments received Gold Circle Awards from Columbia Scholastic Press Association: Jade Ferrante for Experimental Fiction, Hailey Brandt for Traditional Closed Form Poetry, Molly Hennessy for Open Free Form Poetry, and Ana Ramirez Angulo for Open Free Form poetry.

Date Added: 5/5/2022