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More Scholastic Art and Writing Victories

More Scholastic Art and Writing Victories

When it comes to the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the good news just keeps coming for Klein ISD. On January 15, our fine arts department published Scholastic Art Awards, and we celebrated the news that 186 student artists earned regional Scholastic recognition, a 38% increase over 2018. Forty-one of these artists were awarded Gold Keys. On February 4, in an article entitled “Scholastic Writing Awards: Klein ISD Scores a Record Number of Winners,” we shared news that 396 of Klein’s young writers were recognized at the regional level, a 64% increase over 2018. The writing recognition at the regional level included 104 Gold Key Awards. All regional Gold Key awardees in both art and writing advanced to the national level.

During Klein ISD’s Spring Break, Scholastic announced the national medalists. At the national level, twenty of our student writers and three of our visual artists received medals (21 silver and 2 gold). To put this into perspective: In 2018, only two Klein writers received national medals: one gold and one silver.

Our 2019 national gold medal winners, Theiija Balasubramanian (Klein Oak) and Yuan Malubay (Krimmel Intermediate), are invited, along with their teachers and special guests, to the national ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 6, 2019. The full list of national awardees in Klein is as follows:  

Name Grade Campus Title Award Genre
Balasubramanian, Theiija 11 Klein Oak Another Sad Love Song Gold Personal Essay & Memoir
Castro, Maiana 11 Klein High Before the Fall Silver Short Story
Eckenfels, Hannah 12 Klein Collins Antithesis of Living Silver Sci Fi & Fantasy
Felefli, Natalie 8 Krimmel My Thoughts Silver Poetry
Garcia, Nataly 8 Strack Sunset Prayer Silver Drawing & Illustration
Gomez, Kamran 8 Klein Oak The Burden Silver Personal Essay & Memoir
Ion, Nathan 12 Klein High Into the Wilderness Silver Poetry
Kerr, Rachel 12 Klein Oak Passion – A Dictionary Poem Silver Poetry
Kim, Gunjung 10 Klein Oak Polarized America Silver Critical Essay
Luu, Nancy 9 Klein High Hours, Minutes, Seconds Silver Personal Essay & Memoir
Mackey, Taylor 8 Strack She Doesn’t Even Go Here Silver Drawing and Illustration
Maeker, Allison 11 Klein Oak Curiosity Silver Sculpture
Malo, Madileine 12 Klein Collins On the Tide Silver Poetry
Malubay, Yuan 8 Krimmel iPhone Invasion Gold Humor
Mathai, Alise 8 Doerre The Substitute’s Revenge Silver Humor
Nguyen, Angela 11 Klein High EnPieineFloraison Silver Poetry
Nunez, Jade 8 Doerre Child’s Play Silver Flash Fiction
Palma, Minerva 9 Klein High Glass Eyes Silver Personal Essay & Memoir
Phillips, Aika 8 Krimmel Your Name Silver Flash Fiction
Rios, Gabriela 8 Krimmel When the Waves Hit Silver Personal Essay
Sengupta, Megha 11 Klein Collins If School Dress Codes Were Honest Silver Humor
Tom, Riya 8 Krimmel The Salem Witch Trial Files Silver Flash Fiction
Van Fleet, Shianne 8 Doerre Beautiful Silver Flash Fiction

For more information on Scholastic Art & Writing , visit the Scholastic website at


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