Honors/Awards

Creative Writing

 

  • Wesleyan University 2019 Hamilton Prize for Creativity - Honorable Mention for Poetry Collection 

  • 12th Grade English Department Senior Writing Award, May 2019

  • 11th Grade Creative Writing Award, May 2018

  • Scholastic Art and Writing Awards:

    • National (Only 1% of 350,000 works submitted received national recognition)

      • Gold Medal (Poetry Collection), 2018

    • Regional

      • Gold Key (Poetry), 2019

      • Gold Key (Short Story), 2019

      • Silver Keys (Poetry - 3 poems), 2019

      • Honorable Mentions (Writing Portfolio, 2 short stories), 2019 

      • Gold Key (Poetry Collection), 2018

      • Silver Key (Flash Fiction), 2018

      • Honorable Mention (Flash Fiction), 2018

      • Honorable Mention (Poetry), 2018

      • Silver Key (Poetry), 2017

      • Honorable Mention (Memoir), 2017

  • Film Festival Recognition – chosen as the official selection in 2017/18

    • New Filmmakers NY Screening Series, International New York Film Festival, Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, Big Mini Media Film Festival, Big Apple Film Festival, The Set NYC - Lovecraft NYC Film Series

  • 9th Grade Gertrude Spencer Award for Excellence & Creativity in English, May 2016

 

Song Writing & Vocal Performance

 

  • NYSSMA 2018 Honors Composition Winner for Ocean of Pain (voice & piano)

  • Unsigned Only Music Competition 2018

    • Semifinalist for Ocean of Pain in Vocal Performance, Teen and Adult Contemporary categories

  • Lorenz Hart Songwriting Award 2018 (School Award)  Click for Ocean of Pain performance

  • International Songwriting Competition (ISC) 2018- Semi-finalist for Ocean of Pain in Teen Category  

  • Songdoor International Songwriting Competition 2018                                               

    • Three honorable mentions (Ocean of Pain, Mean Dream, From the Inside)  and one honorable mention with special recognition (Riddle)

  • Great Composers Competition– 2nd Prize Art of Musical Theatre–Vocal Performance, June 2016

 

Creative Writing Workshops 

 

  • New York University - Intermediate Poetry Workshop with Alex Dimitrov, Summer 2019

  • Wesleyan University - Intro to Fiction Workshop/Center for Creative Youth, July 2018

  • Kenyon Young Writers Workshop, July 2017

  • Iowa Young Writers Studio, June 2017

  • Syracuse University Summer College - Creative Writing: Fiction & Poetry, August 2016

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