Preparing Boys for Life

Haverford School students recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Forty-one Upper School students at The Haverford School have received regional honors from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Five of those students went on to receive national recognition for their work. 

The five students included Pearse Glavin, who received a National Gold Key for his piece titled “Glacier Strolls” in the Personal Essay and Memoir category, and Ryan LaRocca, Steven Roccia, Noah Rubien, and Vincent Scauzzo, who received National Silver Keys.

Student writing was reviewed for originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal vision or voice. The five national winners were part of forty-one Haverford School students recognized for their art and writing in the regional competition, which includes students from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.

Of the 39 students recognized for their writing in the regional competition, 12 students received Gold Keys, 22 students won Silver Keys, and five students received Honorable Mention recognition. Boys submitted work in several categories, including the Personal Essay and Memoir, Journalism, Poetry, and Critical Essay categories.

Two students, Tyler Rippie and Chris Moller, received regional Silver Keys for their artwork.

The writing submissions were reviewed locally in partnership with the Philadelphia Writing Project and the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. The art pieces were judged locally by the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership at The University of the Arts. 

“The Haverford School’s English teachers want students to know they have ideas and words worth sharing,” said Tom Stambaugh ’90, chair of the English department at Haverford. “Our Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention recipients show evidence of that worth, and we hope they will go into the world confident in their ability to make ideas come to life through carefully crafted language.”

Read the students' works using the links listed below: