Archmere Students Win Fourteen Scholastic Writing Awards

In this year's Scholastic Writing Awards, seven Archmere students earned fourteen awards in six different categories, including: Personal Essay and Memoir, Poetry, Short Story, Flash Fiction, Journalism and the Critical Essay. Junior Alex Chen earned the nomination for the highly prestigious American Voices Award, for the second year in a row.
Works submitted were eligible for Honorable Mention, Silver Key, Gold Key and American Voices Nominee recognition by the Delaware Writing Region. Works awarded a Delaware Regional Gold Key are submitted to be considered for national honors.   

The Awards program was created in 1923 by Maurice R. "Robbie" Robinson, founder of Scholastic Corporation, and has been administered by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers since 1994. It has an impressive legacy and a noteworthy roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Frances Farmer, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, and Joyce Carol Oates among many others. 

The work of Archmere's Gold Key winners, Alex Chen, Simi Edeki, Alexander Bogey, Sophia Chen and Alicia Chu, have been entered into the national competition. Full texts of Gold Key written works will be available in print in the Art Center Gallery at the Delaware State University. 


Gold Key (7 Awards)
Alex Chen '23, American Voices Nominee Liberating a Mental Bastion — The Closed Mind, Critical Essay
Alexander Bogey ’24 – The Blue Lobster, Humor
Sophia Chen '24 – reflections, Poetry
Alicia Chu ’24 – Yellow, Personal Essay and Memoir; and If Only They Knew, Personal Essay and Memoir
Simi Edeki ’22 – Belonging, Personal Essay and Memoir; and New Hope in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s, Journalism

Silver Key (2 Awards)
Sophia Chen '24 - rapunzel, Flash Fictionand i didn’t mean to think of you today, Poetry

Honorable Mention (5 Awards)
Alex Chen ‘23- Why Investing in Space Makes Our Nation Stronger, Safer, and More Sustainable, Critical Essay
Sophia Chen ’24 -to my darling mira, Poetry
Abigail Kortering ’22 - The Clockwork Reprise, Short Story; and runaways, Poetry
Jacob Poplawski ’23 - Coyote’s Soul, Poetry
Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.