Are you a CISD educator or administrator (and a CGA member) interested in gaining some additional gifted education training and enrichment?
CGA will be offering a limited number of scholarships for professional development programs offered during the 2017 summer months.
If interested, please visit www.coppellgifted.org to apply. Deadline for application is May 1, 2017. Scholarship amounts awarded will be up to $750.
If you had trouble with the link to purchase your 2016-2017 Creative Writing book, the link has now been fixed.
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Thank you for your patience!
Congratulations to all of the passionate student writers who entered the 9th Annual CGA Creative Writing Competition! Over 37 judges have spent the last two months reviewing the story 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 12, 2017. The judges have narrowed down the 618 entries to the 113 finalists listed below.
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 9, 2017 for the story/poem to appear in the book. Books contain the entries from the finalists: ALL 1st place and honorable mentions.
Books are $17, including tax. Deadline to pre-order books is March 9, 2017.
1st place winners receive 1 free copy of the book.
All pre-ordered Finalist Books will be distributed at the:
CGA Book Release Party
April 12, 2017
at CHS Commons
Books are available for pickup starting at 5:30p
- 1st Place recipients will have the opportunity to read a brief (4 minute) excerpt of their winning story.
- Honorable Mentions and 1st place winners will be called to the stage for recognition and photo opportunities.
- Students who are published in the book may enter a drawing at the party for a GoPro Hero video camera. Must be present to win.
We will need your parent’s permission for your entry to be published in the book. They can go to https://form.jotform.com/cga/2017Permission.
Winners: 1st Place and Honorable Mention
|Judging Category||Student First Name||Student Last Name||Title||Results|
|Poetry 11-12||Katrina||Fisher||The Color Yellow||1st Place|
|Poetry 11-12||Hiran||Buyyanapragada||Designer Products||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 11-12||Vivek||Chilakamarri||Hope||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 11-12||Akshaya||Kannan||Fall||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 11-12||Deepa||Ravindra||Between the Mountains||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 11-12||Nathan||Sims||Romance||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 11-12||Varshini||Suresh||The Light||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 11-12||Jharna||Sutaria||I Dreamed of a Nightmare: A poem of a mother losing her daughter||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 11-12||Christine||Young||Love…Unspoken yet unforgotten||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 10||Alexandria||Goodwin||I Will Never Forget You||1st Place|
|Poetry 10||Jayashree||Ganesan||Wistful Remembrance||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 10||Mercedes||Hoyos||My Ocean||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 10||Rishi||Lekkala||A Descent into Darkness?||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 10||Akila||Muthukumar||Ode to a Dove||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 10||Manasi||Ramadurgum||A Woman’s Hands||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 10||Kanishka||Shah||Thorns, Roses, and A Little Bit of Perfection||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 10||Kelly||Wei||American Oxygen||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 9||Eva||Theel||My Beating Heart||1st Place|
|Poetry 9||Mikaela||Ashton||I||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 9||Ayush||Roychowdhury||HIM||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 9||Emilie||Sangerhausen||Language Barrier||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 9||Casey||Webb||If I Had One Wish||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 8||Neha||Desaraju||Falling||1st Place|
|Poetry 8||Shreya||Beldona||Over the Fields of Tall Grass I Looked…||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 8||Jordan||Cohen||Table of Contents||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 8||Ananya||Jain||Cows||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 8||Fiona||Lopez||Clothes||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 8||Neira||Radoncic||Her||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 8||Ananya||Sampathkumar||Fear||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 8||Shivi||Sharma||Puppeteering||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 8||Swetha||Tandri||Humanity Shall Prevail||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 8||Akash||Vijay||Fire Hazard||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 7||Mira||Jiang||Beautiful Creatures||1st Place|
|Poetry 7||Tvisha||Garg||Self-Doubt||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 7||Akhila||Gunturu||Scribble to Story||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 7||Mya||Keys||A Nobody||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 7||Aditi||Krishnan||The Hatter’s Tale||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 7||Trisha||Srinivasan||Two Realities||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 7||Noel||Valstan||Positivity||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 7||Varunika||Vijay||The Wind||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 6||Nick||Searight||The Twelve Days of Camping||1st Place|
|Poetry 6||Muskaan||Agrawal||Winter||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 6||Chinwe||Anwah||Hope||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 6||Ananya||Mukund||The Photograph||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 6||Nandini||Muresh||A Day in the Rainforest||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 6||Raj Krishna||Nallanthighal||Words||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 6||Malkam||Wallace||Seasons||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 5||Scarlett Rose||Bliobenes||“Looking For My New Best Friend”||1st Place|
|Poetry 5||Nalini||Agnihotri||Dolphins||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 5||Nanditha||Diggikar||THE 11th HOUR EFFORT||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 5||Arman||Juma||The Dark Night||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 5||Weina||Lu||The Hurricane||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 5||Tanya||Nikam||Just Run||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 5||Aditi||Prakash||Owl’s Dream (A Haiku)||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 4||Ananya||Pilla||The Land of Stories||1st Place|
|Poetry 4||Aneesh||Gadkari||Coding (Synonym Diamante)||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 4||Lynlee||Graves||The Tree||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 4||Tarunikasai||Kulasekaran||Night Time||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 4||Aria||Miller||The boat and the tsunami||Honorable Mention|
|Poetry 4||Ethan||Schuy||Let it Snow||Honorable Mention|
|Story 11-12||Alec||Bush||Round and Round We Go||1st Place|
|Story 11-12||Aidan||Harris||Sunset||Honorable Mention|
|Story 11-12||Seth||Holst||The Death of Life||Honorable Mention|
|Story 11-12||Rachel||Kruse||Perspective||Honorable Mention|
|Story 11-12||Lauren||Lee||The Perturbation of Susannah Moll||Honorable Mention|
|Story 11-12||Shruti||Vellaturi||The Test||Honorable Mention|
|Story 10||Hope||Braafladt||Echo||1st Place|
|Story 10||Jayashree||Ganesan||A Breath of New Beginnings: An Analysis on Mao Zedong||Honorable Mention|
|Story 10||Akila||Muthukumar||Empowering future generations with technology||Honorable Mention|
|Story 10||Ishita||Rastogi||Why Do Dreams Occur?||Honorable Mention|
|Story 10||Saksham||Sangraula||Fortem Animam||Honorable Mention|
|Story 9||Nicolas||Reyes||The Neglected Voices||1st Place|
|Story 9||Shravya||Mahesh||Gray||Honorable Mention|
|Story 9||Maya||Mohan||Put the Genie Back in the Lamp||Honorable Mention|
|Story 9||Sona||Selvamani||The Color Red||Honorable Mention|
|Story 9||Eva||Theel||The Tell-Tale Witness||Honorable Mention|
|Story 9||Bhumika||Upmanyu||The Bucket List||Honorable Mention|
|Story 9||Nimra||Usmani||Alvina||Honorable Mention|
|Story 9||Isabelle||Hernandez||Comforting Ben||Honorable Mention|
|Story 8||Marc||Hatanpaa||Seasons of the Earth||1st Place|
|Story 8||Rith||Bhattacharyyya||Running Different Courses||Honorable Mention|
|Story 8||Zahra||Chopra||The Execution||Honorable Mention|
|Story 8||Aashi||Lala||Fenced In||Honorable Mention|
|Story 8||Gavin||Osteen||Breaking the Chains||Honorable Mention|
|Story 8||Anusha||Panda||The Blackout That Struck The World||Honorable Mention|
|Story 8||Lomash||Sisodia||Cerberus The Guard Dog of Hades||Honorable Mention|
|Story 8||Swetha||Tandri||The Wonderful World We Live In (And The Part We Play)||Honorable Mention|
|Story 7||Mira||Jiang||Your Sister, Vienna||1st Place|
|Story 7||Akhila||Gunturu||The Masterpiece that is our Earth||Honorable Mention|
|Story 7||Justine||Oduguwa||The Purple Button||Honorable Mention|
|Story 7||Arwyn||Sullivan||Two Loops||Honorable Mention|
|Story 7||Shriya||Mukkavilli||The Trials||Honorable Mention|
|Story 7||Karthik||Ponnapalli||Free From Betrayal||Honorable Mention|
|Story 6||Ivan||Flores||The Fight of My Heart||1st Place|
|Story 6||Renee||Chen||What’s the Point?||Honorable Mention|
|Story 6||Yaamini||Jois||Teddy Alive!||Honorable Mention|
|Story 6||Farah||Kadrr||Adopted||Honorable Mention|
|Story 6||Roma||Patel||Lost||Honorable Mention|
|Story 6||Claire||Wang||Together||Honorable Mention|
|Story 6||Ashley||Zhang||Wiped Out||Honorable Mention|
|Story 5||Roma||Jani||Tomorrow is a new day||1st Place|
|Story 5||Anushree||De||The Twist and Turns of Friendship||Honorable Mention|
|Story 5||Sarang||Goel||Escaping the Unpredictable||Honorable Mention|
|Story 5||Sadie||Klement||My Adventure in the Magic App||Honorable Mention|
|Story 5||Weina||Lu||Questions With No Answers||Honorable Mention|
|Story 5||Tanya||Nikam||The Unknown: A Future Fantasy||Honorable Mention|
|Story 5||Rishika||Porandla||The Friendship Tree||Honorable Mention|
|Story 4||Akshaya||Ashokanand||The Tree of Hope||1st Place|
|Story 4||Aishi||Biswal||The mysterious eye||Honorable Mention|
|Story 4||Harumi||Hayakawa Negrete||Through the Eyes of Erika||Honorable Mention|
|Story 4||Nrithya||Mahesh||In The Blink of An Eye…||Honorable Mention|
|Story 4||Amal||Sameel||“Houston, we have a problem!” – featuring Apollo 13 and Starring Jack and George||Honorable Mention|
|Story 4||Aarav||Kansupada||Perfect To Be Imperfect||Honorable Mention|
My Learner is Going to High School! Now What?
February 16, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Coppell High School – Lecture Hall
Join Deana Dynis, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning for Coppell ISD,
and a panel of high school learners as they discuss Advanced Academic options
at both Coppell High School and New Tech High @ Coppell.
Click here for flyer
Get Ready! Mark Your Calendars!
CGA Members Only Early Bird Registration
for Summer 2017 MOSAIC™ will be
February 1st through February 22nd!
Class options will be published closer to registration opening date
Must be a CGA member on or before January 31, 2017 to qualify for Early Bird Registration
Summer Camp Weeks in 2017:
June 5th-9th and July 24th – 28th
*Registration Opens to the Non-Members on Feb. 23rd
We received 618 entries this year. Congrats to everyone who entered! We are so proud of you for sharing your passion and your voice.
Our judges are hard at work. Results will be posted in early February 2017 at our website. If you have questions in the meantime, or wish to judge, please let me know. Elizabeth Chappell: email@example.com
In my inbox this morning from one of our amazing judges:
Although not a poet by any stretch, I enjoyed reading these pieces by these students. I chose these top five because of their insight into life and the resolve they have to deal with their issues. It was very, very difficult to score these from 1-5. Each of these themes are human challenges we all face, not just as teenagers, but throughout our life. I was really touched by their level of maturity and their approach to expressing their thoughts and feelings, for the most part, in just a few succinct paragraphs. Not easy to do. I applaud you all and want you to know I truly was impressed with your words!!
Please let all the students know that their work was appreciated. Putting your heart, your thoughts, your feelings on paper is difficult and makes you vulnerable and human.
Congratulations to ALL for being chosen to share your work in this format. Keep writing daily!! It is a great means of expression, of reflection, and of resolving inner conflict. Well done!!
— Cheryl Locklear, former principal of Austin Elementary,
retired after 19 years in CISD
We received 618 entries in the competition this year. More students participated than ever before!
Final results will be posted in early February 2017.
Special thanks to our judges for all their help making this event possible!
We are in the process of sorting the entries and checking for rule violations. The entries will go to the judges this week to start the process. If you have questions about judging, please see our FAQs.
Watch our website for more information. Best of luck!!