2015 Top Genre Winners

The students listed below received the highest scores in each of our three genres:  Poetry, Short Story and Personal Essay

2015 SHORT STORY GENRE WINNERS

Author Name

Title of Work

School

Sponsoring Teacher

Gold Medalist

Jessica Li

“Babushka”

Livingston H.S.

Gr. 11

Susan Rothbard

Silver Medalist

Jamie Greer

“Neo Genesis”

Bergen County Academies

Gr. 11

David Wilson

Bronze Medalist

Gavin Murtha

“Grow”

Northern Highlands Regional HS

Gr. 10

John Wodnick

2015 POETRY GENRE WINNERS

Gold Medalist

Caitlin Chan

“Tlingit Farewell; Glacier Bay 1966

Bergen County Academies

Gr. 10

Patricia D’Amico-King

Silver Medalist

Lauren Harvey

“Unrequited”

Morristown H.S.

Gr. 9

Kelly Horan

Bronze Medalists

Joline Hartheimer

“To the Woods”

Northern Highlands Regional H.S.

Gr. 12

Mary Florio

Michael Lee

“Why I Do My Homework”

Newark Academy

Gr. 12

Tess James

Samantha Pappas

“Cuts from the Zuihitsu on My Grandfather”

Northern Highlands Regional H.S.

Gr. 12

Mary Florio

2015 ESSAY GENRE WINNERS

Gold Medalist

Haley Mudrick

“If I Could Write to Truman Capote”

Newark Academy

Gr. 12

Tess James

Silver Medalists

Cecilia McCann

“Spanish Eyes”

Livingston H.S.

Gr. 11

Susan Rothbard

Whitney Xu

“Phoenix Song”

Madison H.S.

Gr. 11

Anne Wessel-Dwyer

Bronze Medalists

Grant Nickson

“My Meeting with St. Francis”

Montclair H.S.

Gr. 10

Beryl Steinbach

Alexandra Franchino

“I Bleed Amore”

Livingston H.S.

Gr. 10

Susan Rothbard