Upper School News & Stories
"The Garden Out Back," a photograph by Isabelle Hilder ’17, received a silver key award.
Two Riverdale students have been awarded national medals for creative writing in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Estelle Anderson '22 was awarded a Gold Medal for her short story, "The Acacia Tree," and Natalia Mercedes Rodriguez '19 earned a Silver Medal for her poem, "ToDoList."
Scholastic's 2017 national medalists represent less than 1% of total submissions. More than 330,000 works of art and writing were submitted this year, with only 2,740 medals awarded at the national level. Estelle Anderson's story will be featured in an exhibition at Parsons School of Design at The New School and at Pratt Institute's Pratt Manhattan Gallery from June 2-12.
Additionally, 11 Riverdale students earned regional awards:
- Estelle Anderson ’22, gold key and silver key for short story
- Celine Chung ’20, silver key for drawing and illustration
- Elon Collins ’19, gold key for poetry
- Mia Garvey ’22, silver key for short story
- Li Goldstein ’18, Silver Key Short Story
- Charlotte Haidar ’21, gold key for photography
- Emma Haidar ’22, gold key and honorable mention for poetry, and honorable mentions for photography
- Isabelle Hilder ’17, silver keys for photography
- Natalia Mercedes Rodriguez ’19, gold key and silver key for poetry, and silver key for personal essay/memoir
- Stephanie Okun ’18, gold key and honorable mention for dramatic script, gold key and honorable mention for critical essay, honorable mention for flash fiction, honorable mention for short story, and honorable mention for personal essay/memoir
- Zoe Storz ’18, honorable mention for short story
Artworks receiving the gold key award will be exhibited at the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center of Education at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from March 24 to May 29.