CGHS students receive Scholastic Writing awards

Gold Key Writing Awards

Jack Forrest, Ben Peters, Sophia Moon, and Gracie Plikuhn

(February 8, 2021) - The Central and Southern Indiana Writing Region awarded its regional Scholastic Writing Awards for 2021 to 19 Center Grove High School students.

Four students, Jack Forrest, Sophia Moon, Ben Peters, and Gracie Plikuhn were awarded Gold Keys. Gold Key winners will automatically advance to the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and will be included in the regional anthology. Winners will also be recognized in a ceremony either in person or virtually; details will be forthcoming.
Each work of art and writing is blindly adjudicated, first locally through the more than 100 affiliates of the Alliance, and then nationally by panels of judges comprised of renowned artists, authors, educators, and industry experts. Works are judged on originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal vision or voice.
Since 1923, the Awards have recognized some of America’s most celebrated artists and writers while they were teenagers, including Tschabalala Self, Stephen King, Kay WalkingStick, Charles White, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andy Warhol. 

Student Name


Jack Forrest

Gold Key
Flash Fiction
Shadow Boxer Today
Casey Tedrow
Sophia Moon 10 Gold Key Personal Essay & Memoir Tomorrow, and My Grandma

Casey Tedrow

Ben Peters 10 Gold Key Short Story Spoons Casey Tedrow
Gracie Plikuhn 10 Gold Key Personal Essay & Memoir The Eagle Casey Tedrow
Levi Farmer 10 Silver Key Personal Essay & Memoir From Start to Finish Casey Tedrow
Rachel Ingle 10 Silver Key Personal Essay & Memoir Swimming through the Pandemic Casey Tedrow
Ashley Mitchell 10 Silver Key Journalism The Unseen Sides of the Pandemic Casey Tedrow
Finnegan Nowacki 10 Silver Key Critical Essay The Argument for Universal Health Care Reform Casey Tedrow
Joseph Simpson 10 Silver Key Novel Golden Heart Days Casey Tedrow
Emma Wheatley 10 Silver Key Personal Essay & Memoir Realization Casey Tedrow
Ginger Miller 12 Honorable Mention Poem Milk and Honey Mother Lesley McDougal
Stephen Burns 10 Honorable Mention Short Story Red Alert Casey Tedrow
Suhani Desai 10 Honorable Mention Personal Essay & Memoir My Battle Through My Skin Casey Tedrow
Grant Embrey 10 Honorable Mention Critical Essay The Future of Technology: Virtual Reality Casey Tedrow
Genevieve Konijisky 10 Honorable Mention Poetry Hazy Sunday Afternoon Casey Tedrow
Brendon Miller 10 Honorable Mention Flash Fiction What She Wants Is for Me to Write Casey Tedrow
Walker Milhoff 10 Honorable Mention Critical Essay The Case for Reform Casey Tedrow
Alex Parsetich 10 Honorable Mention Flash Fiction Big Drops Casey Tedrow
Rahber Syeda 10 Honorable Mention Short Story Scream Casey Tedrow