Carnegie Mellon University

21st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards

2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards Winners at Carnegie Mellon University

High School Poetry

First Place: “hey beautiful"
Elle Engberg

Second Place: "An Ode to the Dark Skin Black Girl"
Eliyah Roberts

Third Place (tie): ""Twisted Face""
Bryanna Luster

Third Place (tie): "I Hope I Can Be Heard Now"
Greyson Scurco

High School Prose

First Place: "Confessions of a Biracial Disabled Woman"
Diana Putri Lozinger

Second Place: “The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon"
Feride Radzhapova

Third Place: "What Distance Does"
Lily Weatherford-Brown

College Drama

"YoUr EnGlIsH iS sO GoOd"
Paloma Sierra

College Poetry

First Place: “the fancy media company uses the word 'slave' to describe machines controlled by the master computer
Joss Green

Second Place: “Quality Inn
Isabel Yoon

Third Place: "Nehemiah"
Cameron Monteith

College Prose

First Place: "To the boy who gropes me in seventh grade"
Julia Hou

Second Place: “Reservations Optional
Serena Gillian