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Coed assembly recognizes Writing Festival winners

Paula Toner, RSCJ, announces the 2018 Writing Festival All-School Winners. Senior Francesca Petruzzelli won for Convent, and junior Eli Mundy won for Stuart Hall.

Claire Kosewic, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE The Convent & Stuart Hall High School community gathered in Syufy Theatre this morning to celebrate the winners of the annual Writing Festival, formerly known as the Kate Chopin Essay contest. The Writing Contest, which takes place in early January, poses a prompt for students to respond to with a short personal e...

Change isn’t always good

Change isn't always good

Jordan Russell, Senior Reporter

February 8, 2018

The previously-named annual Kate Chopin Essay Contest gives Convent students an opportunity to explore the world of creative writing, yet, changing the contest’s name sends young males the message that they cannot relate to a feminist writer. Implemented over two decades ago by the English department as a ...

Students participate in annual writing competition

Sophomore Isabella Parmenter hand writes a narrative during the formerly known Kate Chopin Writing Contest. Students were given their entire English periods to respond to the prompt “when everything changed”.

Gabriella Vulakh, Senior Reporter

January 5, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE Students participated in the annual writing competition, formerly known Kate Chopin Writing Contest, on Wednesday and Thursday, using pen and paper to draft personal narratives and fictional stories in response to a creative writing prompt. The competition, now called as the Writing Festival, is being redesigned by the English departm...

Community gathers for annual Kate Chopin award assembly

Convent Alumna Libby Brittain ‘07 presents the 2017 all-school Kate Chopin essay contest winner. Sophomore Sydney Caba won with her piece about self-identity in today’s America.

Cece Giarman, Reporter

February 10, 2017

Students and faculty gathered in the Chapel this morning for a special assembly to announce and honor the winners of the annual Kate Chopin Essay Contest. Sophomore Sydney Caba was named the all-school winner by outside judge Libby Brittain (’07). The English department began the contest more than 20 years ago ...

Student body engages in writing competition

Sophomore Kate Ward writes a creative story for the Kate Chopin Writing Competition. Each story will be judged by the English department and the winner will be named at an assembly later this year.

Anna Doggett, Reporter

January 11, 2017

The entire student body took part in the Kate Chopin writing contest today and yesterday, in which students are given a creative writing prompt to reflect and write an essay on. “[The competition] was started by two teachers who worked here named Ann Cromey and Charles Brady,” English teacher Julia Arce ...

Essay contest winners announced

Seniors applaud an essay winner during the Kate Chopin Writing Contest. The judges were the English department and Spanish teacher Rikki Garcia.

Grace Ainslie, Senior Reporter

February 12, 2016

All grades gathered in Syufy Theater wearing dress uniform this morning to await the announcement of the winners of the Kate Chopin Writing Contest. The annual contest concludes the Kate Chopin Writing Festival which featured New York Times bestselling author Vanessa Diffenbaugh as a speaker and guest judge. “We ...

Kate Chopin writing contest winners announced

Sophomore Liana Lum, all-school winner of the Kate Chopin writing contest, talks with English teacher Julia Arce and head judge Constance Solari during a reception in the library.

February 14, 2014

Visiting author Constance Solari named sophomore Liana Lum all-school winner of the annual Kate Chopin writing contest at a special assembly this morning. Lum's story, which addressed the prompt, "a risk of the heart," detailed her experience at Laguna Honda Hospital where she unwillingly volunteered her Friday n...

Kellie La wins all-school Kate Chopin Essay Contest

Kellie La wins all-school Kate Chopin Essay Contest

December 9, 2011

Jewel Devorawood Web Editor Sophomore Kellie La was named the all-school Kate Chopin Essay Contest winner at a special assembly this morning. La’s essay tells of her parents’ immigration from Vietnam to the United States. The annual contest gives every student the same essay prompts and 80 m...

Essay: Kellie La’s wins all-school Kate Chopin contest

December 9, 2011

Kate Chopin All-school Winner Kellie La, sophomore [Note: This is the unedited transcript of Kellie La's handwritten, in-class essay.] Once upon a time … Isn't that how most childhood and children's stories begin? I guess mine were the exception. Teenage years filled with angst and sch...

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