Scholastic Announces Dalton Award Winners in Art and Writing

The annual Scholastic Art and Writing Awards recognized 33 Dalton students for their excellence in Photography, Film & Animation, Drawing & Illustration, Sculpture, Poetry, Critical Essay, Journalism, Personal Essay & Memoir, Short Story, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Humor, and Flash Fiction.
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is a series of regional and national competitions; students from across the United States compete in 28 art and writing categories. Each year, leaders in the visual and literary art industries judge approximately 300,000 submissions by criteria such as originality, technical skill, and personal voice or vision.

Dalton students from 7th through 12th grade won an impressive 53 total accolades, including 10 coveted Gold Key awards, which makes students eligible for national-level recognition. Congratulations to all of our Scholastic winners for their deep commitment to creativity and the arts!

2021 Scholastic Art Awards

NameAwardWork CategoryWork Title
Eli Diker ’23Gold KeyPhotographyThe Angel of 14th Street
Victoria Martín ’22Gold KeyPhotographyCar Wash
Eli Diker ’23Silver KeyPhotographyA Couple in Chinatown
Minelle Jeddy ’23Silver KeyPhotographyBubbles
Dagmar Rothschild ’23Silver KeyPhotographyfogo island #3
Dagmar Rothschild ’23Silver KeyPhotographyNY #4
Naomi Yanos ’22Silver KeyPhotographyLasting
Naomi Yanos ’22Silver KeyPhotographyOpen
Eli Diker ’23Honorable MentionPhotographyA pig and two cops
Eli Diker ’23Honorable MentionPhotographySelf Portrait with Shampoo
Minelle Jeddy ’23Honorable MentionPhotographyMy Lonely City
Minelle Jeddy ’23Honorable MentionPhotographyVoted
Caroline Kaplin ’22Honorable MentionPhotographyProtests in NYC
Caroline Kaplin ’22Honorable MentionPhotographyA Family in NYC
Dagmar Rothschild ’23Honorable MentionPhotographyNY #2
Dagmar Rothschild ’23Honorable MentionPhotographyNY #3
Rebecca Wasserman ’22Honorable MentionSculptureSchool Bus Route
Alexandra Wing ’26Honorable MentionDrawing & IllustrationThe Raven
Julie Young ’24Honorable MentionDrawing & IllustrationFitting In

2021 Scholastic Writing Awards

NameAwardsWork CategoryWork Title
Ines Chomnalez ’21Gold KeyPoetryThe Fall
Max Greenfield ’22Gold KeyCritical EssayDeath, Drugs, and Divinity: Spirituality in the Poems of Allen
Luke Huang ’23Gold KeyPoetryto dust adam shall return
Haeon Lee ’24Gold KeyCritical EssayFDR’s Fireside Chats: One Model Rhetoric, Two Distinct
Anya Levin ’24Gold KeyPoetryTracks
Arav Mehta ’25Gold KeyJournalismThe American Caste System
Atticus Rothschild ’25Gold KeyPersonal Essay &
My Time in Xinjiang
Naomi Umlauf ’21Gold KeyPoetryMy Body is Ticking and I’m
Starting to Hear It
Ciara Flaherty ’22Silver KeyShort StoryJapanese Maple
Luke Huang ’23Silver KeyPoetryto join with gold
Katherine Hwang ’23Silver KeyScience Fiction &
Savant 1.0
Jonah Madover ’26Silver KeyShort StoryThe Cure
Maxwell Menin ’22Silver KeyCritical EssayNegating the Narrative: The Growth of 19th Century Chicago
Kaitlyn Pohly ’22Silver KeyShort StorySeptember 1st
Luke Rostan ’23Silver KeyCritical EssayThe People Who Want to Erase
My Brother
Daniel Slater ’23Silver KeyHumorA Letter For Satan
Alexander Weinberg ’25Silver KeyPersonal Essay &
Lit Candles
Leo Yu ’23Silver KeyCritical EssayStaging a Murder: A Closer
Look at Macbeth's Act I, Scene 5
Mirabelle Zhang ’24Silver KeyScience Fiction &
As We Merge
Quentin Balboni ’24Honorable MentionShort StorySuit of Armor
Kavi Bharara ’26Honorable MentionShort StoryShort Story
Soma Brod ’25Honorable MentionPersonal Essay &
Tug of War
Zoe Ehrenkranz ’22Honorable MentionPoetryDreamscape, Crossroads
Ciara Flaherty ’22Honorable MentionPoetryLong Drive
Ciara Flaherty ’22Honorable MentionCritical EssayThe Frustration of Fox Eyes
Katherine Hwang ’23Honorable MentionPoetryTurtle Down
Katherine Hwang ’23Honorable MentionPoetrythermo dynamics
Minelle Jeddy ’23Honorable MentionPoetryTabula Rasa
Haeon Lee ’24Honorable MentionPoetryidea burglar
Haeon Lee ’24Honorable MentionJournalism“BLACKPINK: Light Up The Sky” Review: A Reminder That
Idols, Too, Are Human
Haeon Lee ’24Honorable MentionShort StoryGhost
Kaitlyn Pohly ’22Honorable MentionShort StoryFrom Ashkelon
Charlotte Sleeper ’26Honorable MentionFlash FictionIn Reflection of Extermination
Adrianna Tan ’25Honorable MentionPersonal Essay &
The Waiting Room

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