Carnegie Mellon University

20th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Awards

The 2019 Carnegie Mellon University Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards Winners

High School Prose

First Place: “The Fear of Queer
Madison Katarski, 17
Pittsburgh CAPA
 
Second Place: “Apu?”
Daevan Mangalmurti, 16
Pittsburgh Obama

High School Poetry

First Place (Tie): “A Sacrilegious Seder
Madeline Bain,17
Pittsburgh CAPA
 
First Place (Tie): “Searching the Lines of My Palm
Ilan Magnani, 16
Pittsburgh CAPA
 
Second Place: “Rebirth of a Nation
Destiny Perkins, 17                  
Pittsburgh CAPA
 
Third Place: “My Black, My White
Journey Washington, 17
Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School

College Prose

First Place: “Bravery
Qianou (Christina) Ma, 18
Carnegie Mellon University
 
Second Place: “To Forgive the Choice of Writing in These Very Words
Xinyi (Joyce) Wang, 21
Carnegie Mellon University
 
Third Place: “The Hill Between Us
Eion Plenn, 20
University of Pittsburgh
 
 

College Poetry

First Place: “They Sat in the Back
Hannah Daniel, 19     
Carnegie Mellon University
 
Second Place: “Happy Birthday, Laquan McDonald
Joss Green, 20
Carnegie Mellon University
 
Third Place: “A Brief Life
Ariana Brown, 25
University of Pittsburgh