Throughout the year, we at Girls Write Now get the opportunity to witness our mentees’ evolve into incredible writers and read their fantastic work. However, when mentees submit their writing to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the rest of the world is blown away.
This year, our girls once again continued their impressive winning streak, captivating audiences across the nation with their writing.
We’re thrilled to congratulate our 52 Gold and Silver Medal winners, more than doubling the number of Girls Write Now winners from last year and taking the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards by storm. We especially want to extend our congratulations to our National Award winners, Tuhfa Begum, Tiffani Ren and Shannon Daniels.
Tuhfa and Tiffani both earned National Silver Medals in the Personal Essay/Memoir category, while third-year mentee Shannon won a National Silver Medal for Poetry, and a National Gold Medal for her Writing Portfolio, the highest-level award which includes a $10,000 scholarship towards her higher education. Shannon won this prestigious award last year as well! Notable alumni of the Scholastic Awards include Sylvia Plath and Lena Dunham.
Check out Shannon and her mentor Whitney’s performance at last year’s CHAPTERS Reading Series: