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Creative Writing Competition 2013-14 RESULTS

February 12, 2014

Congratulations to the over 330 students (over 400 submissions) who entered the 6th Annual CGA Creative Writing Competition!  Over 30 judges have spent the last 2 months reviewing the fiction, non-fiction and poetry entries.

1st Place and Honorable Mention listed below will be published in a book to be released on April 3, 2014.  Honorable Mentions are listed below in no particular order, but will be placed alphabetically by last name in the book.

We must receive a Parent Permission Form (please click here to complete the form) for stories/poems to be published in the book.

Don’t forget to order your books here ($17. each).  Mark your calendars:

Book Release Party
April 3 (pick up books at 5:30p, program starts at 5:45p).
Special guest: Todd Storch, co-author of Taylor’s Gift.

If you have any questions about the competition, please click for our Rules and FAQs.
If there is a misspelling of the student’s name, or other questions, please contact Elizabeth Chappell.


FICTION

3 Fiction Raj Krishna Nallanthighal The Hungry Bear & Friends 1st Place
Aryan Karthik The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle Honorable Mention
Reed Emmons Steven Witching and the Dinosaur Prince Honorable Mention
Michelle Liu Jessica’s Gem Hunt Honorable Mention
4 Fiction Ellie Miller Becoming Trixie 1st Place
Aditi Krishnan A Witch’s Diary Honorable Mention
Maanas Sharma Kernel Tales Honorable Mention
Anjali Acharya The Magic Sleeping Mango Tree Honorable Mention
5 Fiction Natalie Adams Beyond The Branches 1st Place
Jenny Ji When Clocks Argue Honorable Mention
Anish Devineni Oinktopia Honorable Mention
Yashasvi Karri The Mirror of Fortune Honorable Mention
6 Fiction Aneesh Sharma Flashback: A Slice of Life 1st Place
Natalie Green Angel’s Face Honorable Mention
Isabelle Hernandez Falling Apart to Fall Together Honorable Mention
Dayna Balough The Gondola Man Honorable Mention
Shravya Mahesh The Magic Lockt Honorable Mention
Akansha Singh Flight of the Condor Honorable Mention
Jennifer Baggett Be Careful What You Wish For Honorable Mention
7 Fiction Kelly Wei Brave 1st Place
Ruben Mikaelyan Discovery of the Ark Honorable Mention
Joseph Koh The Outside Honorable Mention
Alice (Chaeyeon) Han A Promise Honorable Mention
Uttami Godha The Queen of Fire Honorable Mention
Manasi Ramadurgum Winter Honorable Mention
8 Fiction Abbie Hall Notes from the Basement 1st Place
Matthew Gaffney Reflective Honorable Mention
Pranjal Jain World War 3 Honorable Mention
Amulya Pilla A-D Terminated Honorable Mention
Rithvik Suresh Behind Enemy Lines Honorable Mention
Sarah Low Joy Honorable Mention
9 Fiction Esther Cha Nice to Be You 1st Place
Chase Price Wake Up Honorable Mention
Nikita Belathur Argonauts Honorable Mention
Sonja Feaster The Story in the Statues Honorable Mention
Abhi Manivannan No Blood Honorable Mention
Siddhant Singh The Change of Perspective Honorable Mention
10.11.12 Fiction Emily Friis-Hansen Something More Than This Madness 1st Place
Ananya Rajesh This Book Honorable Mention
Amela Pjetrovic Infinite in Love Honorable Mention
Jessica Kelly Fate Honorable Mention
Prerana Ramadurgum Clipped Wings Honorable Mention
Pranav Jayaraman Gray Honorable Mention
Shri Karri The Wealthiest Woman Honorable Mention
JoAnne Chu Burnt Honorable Mention
Marisa Garza Survival Honorable Mention

NON-FICTION

3.4 NonFiction Aditi Krishnan Island Time 1st Place
Siri Boinapalli My Summer Vacation Honorable Mention
Parthiv Javangula Mars – The Red Planet Honorable Mention
Milani Miller The Lake Of The Ozarks Honorable Mention
Saketh Mamidi Oceans and Marine Life Honorable Mention
Stephanie You My Future as a Newspaper Publisher Honorable Mention
5.6 NonFiction Divya Ravindra My Anxious Wait 1st Place
Anushri Saxena Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia Honorable Mention
Priya Marella The Time of My Life Honorable Mention
Keertana Narayanan A Hard Day Honorable Mention
Sreya Mulukutla Costa Rica Honorable Mention
Aneesh Sharma THE MAGIC OF MATHEMATICS Honorable Mention
Akansha Singh The Music In My Life Honorable Mention
7 NonFiction Kelly Wei Elbows and Air 1st Place
Akila Muthukumar Why Tennis Honorable Mention
Nisha Singh Sgt. Brian Callahan: A Stranger, A Father, A Hero Honorable Mention
Tanmay Karandikar Life Lessons From My Favorite Avocation Honorable Mention
Jayashree Ganesan Magic is Real Honorable Mention
Alice (Chaeyeon) Han Me? Honorable Mention
Ishita Rastogi Guitar, my Life Saver Honorable Mention
Catherine Guo JFK: Theories behind the Assassination Honorable Mention
8.9 NonFiction Ashna Pathan Do the Ghosts of Our Past Haunt Us Today??? 1st Place
Shruti Vellaturi Go Green! Honorable Mention
Aditi Jain Nelson Mandela—A Revolutionary Honorable Mention
Deepa Ravindra The Catalysts of Innovation Honorable Mention
Xiaoqi Liu Reaching High Note: Success and Determination in Opera Singing Honorable Mention
Alisha Sayani My Light Honorable Mention
10.11.12 NonFiction Daniel Koh Don’t Cry Because It’s Over, Prepare Before It Happens 1st Place
Gabrielle Lecca Smile Mommy Honorable Mention
Shruthika Pochampally Untitled Honorable Mention
Emily Friis-Hansen Cruel As It Is, We Somehow Go On Honorable Mention
Alyssa Ely Lies Honorable Mention

POETRY

3 Poetry Fatima Syed Tin the Caterpiller 1st Place
Michelle Xing Our Bad Recess Weather Honorable Mention
Laura Charters The Face Off Honorable Mention
Tejomai Buyyanapragada My Majestic Friend Honorable Mention
Ananya Mukund Over the Years Honorable Mention
4 Poetry Tvisha Garg A Slice of Street Life 1st Place
Shrujin Shah The Evolving World Honorable Mention
Adarsh Pulasseri If I Were A Bird Honorable Mention
Aditi Krishnan Holidays through the year Honorable Mention
Aarushi Chitagi The Wonders of Nature Honorable Mention
Maanas Sharma A Summer’s Day Honorable Mention
Lauren Chamberlain Simply Me Honorable Mention
5 Poetry Divya Ravindra The Petal and Thorn of Beauty 1st Place
Jenny Ji The One-Lizard Exercise Course Honorable Mention
Kaitlin Tan Comfort Honorable Mention
Anushri Saxena The Little Ugly Man Honorable Mention
Avani Kashyap Snow Honorable Mention
Mihir Khare The Clumsy Carpenters Honorable Mention
6 Poetry Akansha Singh Leaves 1st Place
Bailey Baskett FLOWER DREAMS Honorable Mention
Isabelle Hernandez Away Honorable Mention
Emilie Sangerhausen The Song Honorable Mention
Monish sankar Ravishankar ZEUS: THE KING OF GODS Honorable Mention
Anjali Satpathy Nightmare Honorable Mention
7 Poetry Ryan Schwenn The Hated 1st Place
Abhijit Bhattaru Relentless Honorable Mention
Kanishka Bhatt Standing Alone Honorable Mention
Kelly Wei A Short Spectrum Honorable Mention
Swaraaj Bhattacharya The Push For Equality Honorable Mention
8 Poetry Shruti Vellaturi Rising Stars 1st Place
Abbie Hall The Name Game Honorable Mention
Emaan Allawala Turquoise Honorable Mention
Nimisha Jain Two Hearts, One Beat Honorable Mention
Maydha Kohli Six Words Honorable Mention
Dharshini Suresh The Serene Beauty Honorable Mention
Deepa Ravindra A Petal Of Potential Honorable Mention
9.10 Poetry Sujal Manohar Ruby Survivors 1st Place
Madeline Huang Far Away Honorable Mention
Rohina Aslam Leaving me Slowly Honorable Mention
Aishwarya Addepalli Heil my work, – So divine! Honorable Mention
Raymond Webb Cold, Lonely, and Quiet Honorable Mention
Sabrine Alsalih The Mirror Honorable Mention
11.12 Poetry Emily Friis-Hansen Vices and Foxholes 1st Place
Prerana Ramadurgum Ever Honorable Mention
Ashlyn Huang Crisis of the Deus Ex Machina Honorable Mention
Gabrielle Rodrigeus Black History Honorable Mention
2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 12, 2014 4:50 pm

    I’m so proud of all my students! They have really done an amazing job!

  2. March 21, 2014 2:18 pm

    How exciting to view the results and see many of my past GT learners as first place and honorable mention winners! I am not surprised to read your names because you were gifted writers when I had you and I am proud of you for following your dreams, sharing your writing and taking a risk by entering a contest. I am encouraged by you to continue to guide others though the years. I love each of you dearly! Mrs. Smith

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