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RRHS & RRMS Students Earn Scholastic Writing Awards
January 12, 2023

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – A total of five students – four from Rocky River High School and one from Rocky River Middle School combined to earn nine awards in the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards regional contest. The group received one Gold Key Award, two Silver Key Awards and six Honorable Mention Awards.


All Gold Key Award winners advance to national judging. Approximately 20-percent of submissions receive regional recognition each year.


Listed below are this year’s recipients from RRHS.


Gold Key Award

Beatrix Stickney (Speckled Rock, poem)


Silver Key Award

Beatrix Stickney (Demonized, novel)

Ash Shopp (The Roses Royals, short story)


Honorable Mention Award

Jordyn Belko (The Laugh in the Graveyard, short story)

Blair Pichola (Beyond the Hill, science fiction/fantasy)

Beatrix Stickney (Base, science fiction/fantasy)

Beatrix Stickney (Mulberry Blood, short story)

Beatrix Stickney (Three Wishes, poem)


Listed below is this year’s recipient from RRMS.


Honorable Mention Award

Eliza Foster (The Void of Black, flash fiction)


Each year, the Cleveland Institute of Art hosts the Scholastic Art & Writing Competition to recognize creative achievement in area students in grades 7-12. The young artists and writers compete for cash prizes, medals, and scholarship awards. A panel of local professional artists, art educators, writers, and writing educators jury the exhibit and select the awarded pieces from nearly 3,000 entries. Students who receive Gold Key Awards for individual works and portfolios continue to the national competition held each spring in New York City.


To view a complete list of this year’s award winners, please click here.