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Accompanying all the new and returning students to both campuses this fall are several new Pingry faculty and staff. 

Students Recognized in Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Eight Pingry students are among the Regional winners of the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in Grades 7–12. The top 40 percent of all submissions earn regional recognition (Gold Key, Silver Key, or Honorable Mention); Gold Key works are considered for national medals. Pingry students have been winning Keys and Medals in this competition for many years.

Ayush Basu '23
Emperors No More (Silver Key, Poetry)

Noah Bergam '21
The Intergalactic Burger (updated) (Honorable Mention, Science Fiction & Fantasy)

Martine Bigos '22
Let It Be Known (Gold Key, Short Story)

Keira Chen '24
Dreams of Change (Silver Key, Science Fiction & Fantasy)

Grace Fernicola '24
Footsteps and Shoes (Honorable Mention, Personal Essay & Memoir)

Emma Huang '21
They say (Honorable Mention, Poetry)

Brian Li '20
Whose Narrative Is It Anyway?: Social Criticism and Subalternity in Roy's The God of Small Things (Silver Key, Critical Essay)
The Reluctant Dualist: Coetzee's Mind-Body Problem in Disgrace (Silver Key, Critical Essay)
"Pointless Illustrations and Typographical Tricks": The Artistic Rendering of Trauma in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Gold Key, Critical Essay)
Traumatized Perceptions of Time and Space in Beloved (Silver Key, Critical Essay)

Brian Li '22
A Sun on Earth (Silver Key, Journalism)
The Media: Fanclubs of Political Parties (Honorable Mention, Critical Essay)

Justin Li '21
Foreign Exchange (Gold Key, Personal Essay & Memoir)
The River Stories of a Ghost (Gold Key; American Voices Nominee*; Personal Essay & Memoir)—also winner of a National Silver Medal

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized teenagers from across the country. Pingry's students join a legacy of artists who have won Scholastic awards, including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, and Ken Burns. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent.

* Five works, from across all categories and grades, are selected from those earning Gold Keys as the "Best-of-Show" for each local program.

Contact: Greg Waxberg '96, Communications Writer, Editor of The Pingry Review