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Jan. 14: CMU Honors Local High School Student Winners of Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Awards

Contact: Abby Houck / 412-268-4290 / ahouck@andrew.cmu.edu   

Carnegie Mellon Honors Local High School Student
Winners of Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Awards


PITTSBURGH—Students from six area high schools have been named winners of Carnegie Mellon University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Awards.
    
These talented writers will read reflections about the role race has played in their lives at 1:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 17 in CMU's McConomy Auditorium in the University Center.
   
The university's Creative Writing Program, part of the Department of English in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, sponsors the awards along with the Office of the President and Division of Student Affairs. Cash awards will be presented to winners in poetry and prose (fiction and nonfiction) categories. A list of winners follows.     

PROSE

Nonfiction

First Place
  • Connor Charney, 11th grade, Winchester Thurston School, "A Cloudy Day in July"
  • Nathan Hubel, 12th grade, Winchester Thurston School, "An Invisible Wall"

Runners-Up
  • Scott Cohen, 11th grade, The Kiski School, "Celebrate Diversity"
  • Kyle DeVault, 11th grade, The Kiski School, "Fear"
  • Thomas Holmes, 11th grade, Winchester Thurston School, "Label"
  • Gabe Isaacson, 11th grade, Winchester Thurston School, "My Way to Understanding"
  • Charles Fain Lehman, 11th grade, Winchester Thurston School, "Eating Out with Dr. King"
  • Maya Muenzer, 11th grade, Winchester Thurston School, "Opposites Attract"

Honorable Mentions
  • Rashaad Phillips, 11th grade, Shady Side Academy, "A Smile of Hope"
  • Obi Udezeh, 9th Grade, The Kiski School, "What We Think of Ourselves"
  • Jing Daisy Zhu, 12th grade, Winchester Thurston School, "The Banana Generation"

Fiction

First Place
  • Juhye Kim, 12th grade, Winchester Thurston School, "Vestige of Friendship"

POETRY

First Place
  • Elena Jackendoff, 12th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA, "Hace un viaje en la luz de la luna"

Runner-Up
  • Freddie-Mae Stewart, 11th grade, The Neighborhood Academy, "All Sides of Me"

Honorable Mentions
  • Katie Freeman, 9th grade, Carrick High School, "All the Same"
  • Lily Nguyen, 9th grade, Winchester Thurston School, "Beautiful"

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