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Seven Hills received 141 Scholastic Writing Awards

The Regional Scholastic Writing Awards recognized 69 students of The Seven Hills School for their work across various writing categories, including poetry, critical essay, flash fiction, short story, and personal essay.

Senior Jenny Hu was named an American Voices Award nominee, which is given to the top five out of more than 600 entries across all categories. Hu and fellow seniors Maya Martinez Diers and Naina Purushothaman won Gold Keys for their creative portfolios. Thirteen students earned Gold Keys in the critical essay category. Gold Key winners are automatically entered into consideration for national awards.

“I’m happy for everyone who received recognition this year, but I am proud of all those students who had the wild courage to submit their work for someone else to read. The reason we have so many students earning awards is that we have so many confident writers, who believe in themselves and believe in their work,” said Mark Beyreis, chair of the Seven Hills Upper School English department.

The number of awards greatly exceeded those of other area schools. Beyreis credits the achievement to the dedication and support of the Seven Hills teachers to foster students with all types of learning styles.