Inceni Cabrera '22, Lucia Rose Dahn '23, Andrew Gedde '25, Jack He '25 and Rylan Sadler '22 each received a Gold or Silver Key award, or both, in the 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Nineteen Ransom Everglades students combined to win four gold keys, four silvers and 24 honorable mentions.
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is a highly competitive national program that since 1923 has recognized outstanding achievement in high school students’ creative and critical writing. Entries are evaluated by a panel of judges and awarded "keys" based on their excellence. Alumni winners include authors Stephen King and Joyce Carol Oates. Gold key winners will have their entries submitted to the national competition, where they will be in contention for national medals and potential scholarships.
Each of the recognized students was sponsored by one of the following faculty members: Matthew Helmers, Ariel Lewis, Elizabeth Cornick, Frances Alexander, Gila Aloni, Kate Hamm, Matt Stock, Jorge Guzman, Astrid Dalins, Elsa Munoz.
RE's Recognized Students
GOLD KEY Inceni Cabrera '22 for her Critical Essay “Two-Toned Morality in Frankenstein: Monotheism vs. Polytheism.”
Lucia Rose Dahn '23 for her poem “Reflections” and her Flash Fiction “In Another Life.” Jack He '25 in Humor for “A True Pizza Connoisseur.”
SILVER KEY Lucia Rose Dahn '23 for her poem “Concatenation.” Andrew Gedde '25 for his poem “Protecting Our Home.” Jack He '25 for his Flash Fiction “Sky-High Apartment.” Rylan Sadler '22 for Photography for "Solheimasandur Secret."
HONORABLE MENTION Sophia Biss '26 for Photography. Lucia Rose Dahn '23 for three Poems and a Personal Essay. Eva Gonzalez-Whitehouse '22 for Photography. Jack He '25 for two Flash Fiction entries.
Tian Luan '25 for Flash Fiction. Parker Martorella '23 for Ceramics Stella Newman '26 for Photography.
Kyle Ng '23 for two Short Stories. Marella Rebessi '24 for Photography. Sophia Romanov '24 for Photography. Rylan Sadler '22 for Photography. Charlie Sender '26 for Photography. Denise Suarez '23 for two awards in Photography. Malena Tewari '23 for Photography. Luca Tonarelli '26 for Photography. Sarah Velazco '23 for Photography. Nolan Wu '24 for Painting.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.