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2017 Educator Scholarship Opportunity

February 22, 2017

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.

2016-2017 Creative Writing Book Purchase Link

February 17, 2017

If you had trouble with the link to purchase your 2016-2017 Creative Writing book, the link has now been fixed.

The link is:

Click here to pre-order the 2016-2017 Creative  Writing Book

Thank you for your patience!

 

 

2016-17 Creative Writing Competition: RESULTS

February 17, 2017

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.

PRE-ORDER YOUR BOOK BY CLICKING HERE.

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

5:45p start

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

CGA Speaker Series: My Learner is Going to High School! Now What?

February 8, 2017

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

Summer 2017 MOSAIC™ Registration Coming Soon

January 13, 2017

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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

Creative Writing Update: 2016-17 competition

December 20, 2016

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: competitions@coppellgifted.org

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

2016-17 Creative Writing Competition Update

December 11, 2016

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!!