Session 2 Winners

All winners are invited to the Writers' Square Awards Banquet (Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Hilton Hotel Los Angeles/San Gabriel). Each of the winners will receive their scholarship via mail, and winners must attend the Awards Banquet to receive their trophy. Audience Favorite Winners were determined by the number of votes they received by the Session 2 deadline.


Note: Due to the large number of Session 2 entrants, Writers' Square judges have chosen more than 3 Honorable Mention Winners in some divisions.

Division 1

Judges' Winners

First Place ($500): Allison Li

Second Place ($300): Caitlyn Cai

Third Place ($200): Rebecca Wei

Honorable Mentions ($100):

  • Shirley Xu

  • Rebecca Mannor

  • Megan Apostol

  • Celine Tsai

  • Ethan Sun

  • Anshi Kanodia

Audience Favorite Winner ($100)

  • Ming Chen Wu - 101 votes

Division 2

Judges' Winners

First Place ($700): Georgiana Soo

Second Place ($500): Pariti Sutaria

Third Place ($300): Miranda Diaz

Honorable Mentions ($200):

  • Ashley Vitiello

  • Esther Hung

  • Elena Barrera-Waters

  • Andrea Ni

  • Gabriella Winters

  • Jacqueline Blendermann

  • Joy Xie

  • Richard Li

Audience Favorite Winner ($100)

  • Maggie Peng - 79 votes

Division 3

Judges' Winners

First Place ($1,000): Karen Cheng

Second Place ($700): Aatif Hashmi

Third Place ($500): Lauren Twele

Honorable Mentions ($300):

  • Jennifer Silva

  • Thythy Bui

  • Grace Jennings

  • Rumbidzai Machakata

  • Isabel Shen

  • Dakota Discepolo

  • Fabiana Vilsan

  • Heather Berry

Audience Favorite Winner ($100)

  • Alden Liang - 35 votes

All English Session 2 essays

Division 1 (1st-6th grade)

Division 2 (7th-12th grade)

Division 3 (College)