41 Students from Hall High School Recognized by Connecticut Student Writers Magazine

A large number of students from West Hartford’s William H. Hall High School have garnered recognition as Connecticut Student Writers for 2022.

Submitted by Amy Shaffer, Hall High School Student Activities/Career Center Coordinator

Forty-one students from William H. Hall High School garnered recognition in 2022 from the Connecticut Student Writers Magazine.

Connecticut Student Writers is a magazine established in 1987 by the Connecticut Writing Project to honor excellence in writing by students from kindergarten through high school. Annually, students from across Connecticut submit entries vividly demonstrating their passion for the craft of writing. This year there were 1,375 submissions.

All student award winners will be honored at the Connecticut Student Writers Student Recognition Night on May 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts at UConn.

Hall students have been recognized at the following levels in a variety of categories.

Platinum & Publication

  • Jade Beaulieu: A Black Girl’s Reality (poetry)
  • Deilanis Santana: Future (fiction)


  • Lucy Homer: Children of Sunshine and Rain (poetry)
  • Max Jewett:  Learning’s Killer: SparkNotes (non-fiction)
  • Sofia Murphy: The Direction of the Sky (fiction)
  • Hana Roggendorf: Patience (non-fiction)
  • Caitlin Striff-Cave: Evidence of Living (poetry)


  • Brooke Birbara: Mud (fiction)
  • Ruth Dunlap: This I Believe (non-fiction)
  • Calleigh Faga: Should Have Been Here (fiction)
  • Ford Brock Gillespie: The Magic of Superman (non-fiction)
  • Michael Harrington:  The Living Language (non-fiction)
  • Tristan Hunt: Loss of Individuality Through Social Media (non-fiction)
  • Rowan Ivens: Gum Wrapper Hearts (non-fiction)
  • Anna Kahl: Mind Over Matter (fiction)
  • Abby Magendantz: Gender Inequality In Sports (non-fiction)
  • Chisom Onoh: Best Friends Forever (fiction)
  • Camille Townswick: Womxn vs Men (non-fiction)
  • Chloe Vlastos: Living With Type 1 Diabetes as a High Schooler (non-fiction)

Honorable Mention

  • Uri Azran: Mystery Writing (fiction)
  • Omar Bhatti: Youngest Child: An Oxcart Life (non-fiction)
  • Emily Castro: Solo (non-fiction)
  • Amreen Chowdhury: Worms on the Sidewalk (non-fiction)
  • Emma Clifford: I Tried Ceramics (non-fiction)
  • Paige Dempsey-Weiner: Down We Go (fiction)
  • Luke Dunlap: Breaking the Cycle (fiction)
  • Cate Emerick: Admissions’ Favorite Child (non-fiction)
  • Hannah Fluckiger: Metafiction (poetry)
  • Kate Harker: Restlessness (poetry)
  • Joshua Isaacson: Winter’s Peak (poetry)
  • Avi Jacobs: Mistakes (poetry)
  • Katherine Manaresi:  5 x AP Courses ≠ Immediate Success: An Equation Students Routinely Use Thinking It’s The Answer To Finding Academic Validation (non-fiction)
  • Ryan Mendoza: Walking Back Alone (fiction)
  • Carter Morton: The Storm (poetry)
  • Meghan Murray: From Big Dreams To Small Weight Rooms (non-fiction)
  • Zoe Papas: I Dyed My Hair Purple, and Here’s What Happened (non-fiction)
  • Lukas Peterson: Finding Serendipity in the Madness (non-fiction)
  • Mollie Reynolds: Unread (fiction)
  • Simon Rosenberg: The Bargain (fiction)
  • Meghan Tiernan: A “Natural” Path of Destruction (poetry)
  • Emma Wyatt: Garbage: Our Planet’s Demise (non-fiction)

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