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Creative Writing Competition 2014-15 RESULTS

February 13, 2015

Congratulations to all of the passionate student writers who entered the 7th Annual CGA Creative Writing Competition! Over 45 judges have spent the last two months reviewing the fiction, non-fiction and poetry entries. We wholeheartedly thank the judges for their time, dedication and effort.

1st Place and Honorable Mention recipients listed below will be published in a book to be released on April 9, 2015.  Honorable Mentions are listed below in no particular order, but will be placed alphabetically by last name in the book.

All students who receive 1st Place or Honorable Mention must have a Parent Permission Form completed to have their work published in the book. Please click HERE to fill out the form. The forms must be completed by March 8, 2015 for the story/poem to appear in the book. Books contain the entries from the finalists: ALL 1st place and honorable mentions.

PRE-ORDER YOUR BOOK BY CLICKING HERE.

Books are $17, including tax. Deadline to pre-order books is March 8, 2015.

1st place winners receive 1 free copy of the book.

All pre-ordered Finalist Books will be distributed at the:

Book Release Party

April 9, 2015

Commons (Cafeteria)
Coppell High School

5:30p Pick up books
5:45p Program starts

1st Place recipients and Honorable Mentions will be honored at this event.

  • 1st Place winners will have the opportunity to present a brief (4 minute) excerpt of their winning entry.
  • Honorable Mentions and 1st Place winners will be called to the stage for recognition and photo opportunities.
  • Drawing for a GoPro Camera. Student’s published in book are eligible for drawing AND must be present to win. (Program typically lasts until approximately 8pm.)

We will have a LIMITED number of books available for purchase at this event ($20 cash or check).

If you have any questions about the competition, please visit Rules and FAQs and Judging Process. If you have any questions or a name below is misspelled, please contact Elizabeth Chappell.


And the winners are:

  • 3rd Grade Fiction
Rishika Porandla The Stolen Diamonds 1st Place
Akhil Vellaturi Dinoman, the Lifesaver! Honorable Mention
Gauri Murkoth Chinese Rain Honorable Mention
Himaja Tummuru The Shape of Africa Honorable Mention
Subashree Ganesan The Mystery of the Stolen Stocking Honorable Mention
  •  3rd Grade Non-Fiction:
Akhil Vellaturi Amazing Animals 1st Place
Tarini Gupta The Ocean Honorable Mention
Shreya Rastogi A Proud Moment For Me Honorable Mention
Rishika Porandla Famous Artists Honorable Mention
  •  3rd Grade Poetry:
Akhil Vellaturi Tiger’s Home 1st Place
Noah Hoenig Spys Honorable Mention
Samhitha Kona Dear Santa Honorable Mention
Harshun Kathiresan Nature Honorable Mention
Shreya Rastogi Rabbit Habit Honorable Mention
  •  4th Grade Fiction:
Sreenidhi Kurakula 361 Abilene Road 1st Place
Michelle Liu The Thanksgiving Escape Honorable Mention
Sai Hiranya Akarapu Dreamland Honorable Mention
Milani Miller The Night I Feard Honorable Mention
Mithila Vijay The Changed Sector Honorable Mention
Lindsay Patton Family Holiday Honorable Mention
  • 4th Grade Non-Fiction:
Ananya Mukund Career: Mom 1st Place
Parthiv M. Javangula The Heart Honorable Mention
Tanmai Buyyanapragada The Magical Door Honorable Mention
Shreya Mekala All About Texas Honorable Mention
  •  4th Grade Poetry:
Fatima Syed Autumn’s Coming! 1st Place
Brianna Poon All Seasons Honorable Mention
Aryan Chaubey Scared of a owl Honorable Mention
Katelyn Vergien The months Honorable Mention
Ananya Mukund Thoughts Honorable Mention
Stephanie Xia At Night Honorable Mention
  •  5th Grade Fiction:
Saif Kader The Problem With Lead 1st Place
Sofia Ufret Cupcakerella Honorable Mention
Akhila Gunturu My Life As A Raindrop (Which Is Very Short!) Honorable Mention
Aditi Krishnan A Downtown Dallas Mystery Honorable Mention
Tvisha Garg By The Koi Pond Honorable Mention
Mira Jiang Lost in the Wilderness Honorable Mention
  •  5th Grade Non-Fiction:
Maanas Sharma The Magnificent Land of the Grand Canyon 1st Place
Arwyn Sullivan Bubbles Honorable Mention
Abhinav Mayreddy Perseverance Honorable Mention
Stephanie You Are Nerds Actually Popular? Honorable Mention
Kaushik Gattepalli My New World Honorable Mention
Shreya Chalapalli Leonardo da Vinci: A Man of Two Minds Honorable Mention
Aditi Krishnan The Test Honorable Mention
Ellie Miller My Mom’s Great Idea Honorable Mention
  •  5th Grade Poetry:
Aarushi Chitagi What am I? An Avalanche or a River? 1st Place
Natasha Banga My World, My Life Honorable Mention
Shreya Chalapalli Sandcastle Honorable Mention
Anisha Bhattaru Save The Trees! Honorable Mention
Kayleigh Sim Spring Honorable Mention
  •  6th Grade Fiction:
Yashasvi Karri The Traitor Within 1st Place
Helen Tan The Great House of Bat Honorable Mention
Marc Hatanpaa Parody of a Game Show Honorable Mention
Zahra Chopra When Santa Stole Christmas Honorable Mention
Divya Ravindra Rags to Riches Honorable Mention
Sreya Mulukutla Letting Go Honorable Mention
NeilUpreti Through Iran In a Caravan Honorable Mention
Anushri Saxena Knots Honorable Mention
  •  6th Grade Non-Fiction:
Keertana Narayanan Best Medicine 1st Place
Saniya Agrawal Can Internet friends be real friends Honorable Mention
Ilina Jayal Walter Elias Disney Honorable Mention
Thanvi Kodali The Global Inspiration Honorable Mention
Megan Gi Two Heads Are Better Than One Honorable Mention
Praneeth Kudaka Victory Honorable Mention
  •  6th Grade Poetry:
Grace Hewlett Peas 1st Place
Kaitlin Tan The Writer Honorable Mention
Keertana Narayanan Dread Honorable Mention
Sarah Courtney McNeely Darkness’ Best Hour Honorable Mention
Avani Kashyap A Chain of Hope Honorable Mention
Divya Ravindra Life, A Journey Honorable Mention
Anushri Saxena The Grass Honorable Mention
  •  7th Grade Fiction:
Eva Theel Breathing 1st Place
Anthony Cesario Super Secret Stakeout Mission Honorable Mention
Sophia Kunkel Trouble Aloft Honorable Mention
Ayra Charania Detached Honorable Mention
Shreya Tamma The Pathway to Truth Honorable Mention
  •  7th Grade Non-Fiction:
Akansha Singh Land of Fire and Ice 1st Place
Aneesh Sharma Religious Conflict in Nigeria Honorable Mention
Tejasvini Tummuru The Civil Rights Movement Honorable Mention
Mahek Kakkar Era of Advancement Honorable Mention
  •  7th Grade Poetry:
Akansha Singh Light and Dark 1st Place
Malavika Kashyap Unjust Honorable Mention
Megan Vu Writer’s Block Honorable Mention
Eva Theel I Was Their Daughter Once Honorable Mention
Anjali Satpathy I Can Honorable Mention
Emilie Sangerhausen One. Honorable Mention
Aneesh Sharma ETERNAL LOVE Honorable Mention
Shravya Mahesh A Game of Friends Honorable Mention
  •  8th Grade Fiction:
Kelly Wei Static 1st Place
Joseph Koh 5/1/1963 Honorable Mention
Uttami Godha A Typical Day Honorable Mention
Kevin Shi Peace Begins With War Honorable Mention
  •  8th Grade Non-Fiction:
Akila Muthukumar The Lollipop 1st Place
Pratik Koppikar The Sound In Our Silence Honorable Mention
Uttami Godha The Fruit Basket of Time Honorable Mention
Jayashree Ganesan Fragile But Strong Honorable Mention
Tarun Kudaka A Powerful Impact Honorable Mention
Manasi Ramadurgum The Unsung Honorable Mention
Akshaj Turebylu A Medley of Languages Honorable Mention
  •  8th Grade Poetry:
Kelly Wei Unsolicited Advice 1st Place
Akila Muthukumar Deadliest Of Them All Honorable Mention
Sruthi Atluri I Can Honorable Mention
Jayashree Ganesan Many Do Not Hear, Not Even a Sound Honorable Mention
Emma Lowery Through the Lively Glass Honorable Mention
Kanishka Shah Too Late Honorable Mention
  • 9th Grade Fiction:
Rithvik Suresh Final Frontier 1st Place
Deepa Ravindra Anastasia Honorable Mention
Ashna Pathan The Silent Serpent Honorable Mention
Sarah Low Firelight Honorable Mention
  •  9th Grade Poetry:
Nimisha Jain Cosmic Love 1st Place
Shruti Vellaturi Truest Beauty Honorable Mention
Katrina Fisher THIRTEEN UNLUCKY MUSINGS Honorable Mention
Kathryn Rudd Don’t Turn on the Lights Honorable Mention
Vivek Chilakamarri Your Best Teachers Honorable Mention
Christine Young What are you really? Honorable Mention
Dharshini Suresh A New Chance Honorable Mention
  • 10th Grade Poetry:
Perry Powell The Train 1st Place
Nathan Sims Mountains Honorable Mention
Trinity Sullivan Cell Parts: Operation Damage Control Honorable Mention
Rohina Aslam distopia Honorable Mention
Christian Hughes Eternal Forgiveness Honorable Mention
Ray Mizan Happy Veterans Day Honorable Mention
Faba Varghese A Flame and its Candle Honorable Mention
  • 11th & 12th Poetry:
Jessica Moore Words Revived 1st Place
Sabrine Alsalih The Kite Honorable Mention
Raymond Webb One Thing, but Everything Honorable Mention
Whitney Walker The Beauty of Zombies Honorable Mention
Mayuri Raja Loss Honorable Mention
Ananya Rajesh You Built Your Castles Honorable Mention
Sruti Gorantla The Epic Games of Mario Kart Honorable Mention
Shri Karri A War Within Honorable Mention
Neil Mascarenhas Past, Present,… Honorable Mention
  • 10th, 11th & 12th Grade Fiction:
Prerana Ramadurgum Dying Moon 1st Place
Madeline Huang Zombies, Rats, and Other Not-So-Pleasant Stuff Honorable Mention
Alec Bush The Duel Honorable Mention
Prinon Shahed Photos Honorable Mention
Akhil Chamarthy The Vanity of Naivety Honorable Mention
Jessica Kelly Kissing The War Goodbye Honorable Mention
  •  High School Non-Fiction:
Ajay Dave Lacto-Vegetarianism: For Athletes 1st Place
Viral Sanghavi A Crisis Honorable Mention
Varshini Suresh What Working Women Want Honorable Mention
Ananya Rajesh This is When You Want a God Honorable Mention
Akhil Chamarthy The Price of Ignorance Honorable Mention
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