Archbishop McNicholas High School is pleased to announce this year's Scholastic Writing Award winners:
- Junior Isabelle Bowling, Honorable Mention for poetry.
- Junior Katie Limberg, Gold Key for her personal narrative/memoir; Silver Key in novel writing; and Honorable Mention for poetry and journalism.
- Sophomore Olivia Rohling, Gold Key and American Voices & Vision nominee for her personal narrative/memoir. Rohling is also a Scholastic Art Award winner this year in mixed media.
- Senior Vinny Ramundo, Honorable Mention in journalism
- Senior Garrett Spitzmueller, Honorable Mention for his short story
Both Limberg and Bowling were 2018 regional award winners, and this year, their Gold Key works are automatically considered for national–level recognition. As an American Voices & Visions nominee, Rohling's memoir is one of only five chosen in the region. One award winner is chosen from the five nominees.
McNicholas has a strong history of success in the Scholastic Writing awards. Lauren Fisher ’15 is a previous National Gold Key winner for journalism and is currently as senior at Ohio University. Fisher is the editor-in-chief of The Post, OU's campus news publication.
Presented by the nonprofit organization the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the country's longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative students in grades 7–12. This program year, more than 330,000 works of art and writing were submitted to 122 affiliate regions across the country.
Since the program’s founding in 1923, the Awards have fostered the creativity and talent of millions of students, including renowned alumni who have gone on to become leaders in their fields, including Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Philip Pearlstein, Sylvia Plath, and Stephen King.