The 2016-17 Scholastic Writing Contests are now open

The Scholastic Writing Contests are now open for student submissions. These are among the most prestigious writing competitions in the country for high school students. Students are invited to submit their original work to the competition in the following categories:

  • Critical Essay
  • Dramatic Script
  • Flash Fiction
  • Humor
  • Journalism
  • Personal Essay / Memoir
  • Poetry
  • Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Short Story
  • Writing Portfolio (only available to seniors)

There is an entry fee, but the English Department will pay for the submissions as evenly as possible as long as the submissions come to Mr. Lally in room 316. Last year, three BHS students were recognized for their original works in fiction, poetry, and journalism. In 2015, Anjali Seereeram (class of ’15) was featured in a Boston Globe article for being one of the five “American Voices” nominees that year, making her submission one of the best in the state. For more details on how to submit, click on the link above, or see Mr. Lally. The deadline for all submissions is December 9 (or December 16 if students wish to pay for their own submission).

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