Pelican Poetry and Prose Writers Honored

Six Loomis Chaffee student writers received awards for their original works of poetry and prose in the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for the Connecticut region.


“I am always impressed that our students are creating such high quality work in so many different genres in addition to all of the writing that they do for their academic classes,” remarked Kate Saxton, director of Writing Initiatives at Loomis.


All regional gold key award winners’ entries will be submitted for consideration in the National 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Gold Medal and Special Achievement Awards, which will be presented in June. The Scholastic Awards are administered by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.


Loomis’ regional writing award winners are:


Senior Eleanor Peters, who won two gold key awards and one silver key award. She also received an American Voices Medal, awarded to one writer from each region, and will read from her work at the regional award ceremony at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford on March 12.  


Senior Christina Stone, who earned one gold key and one honorable mention.


Junior Krishnapriya Rajaram, who received two honorable mentions.


Junior Isabel Ruppel, who was awarded one silver key.


Junior Stephanie Zhang, who earned two silver keys.


Sophomore Jenny Pan, who won two honorable mentions and two silver keys.


Connect to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards website for more information.