Student Awards

Fall Creative Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the seven winners of the Fall Creative Challenge, which focused on poetry writing and performance. The written and audio-visual components of each submission were assessed by a team of NEHS Chapter Advisor evaluators from around the world. The quality of work was very high, and the evaluation team were very happy to read thought-provoking poems and watch emotive videos created by student members.

Students were tasked with reading poetry by the 24th, and current, US Poet Laureate, Ada Limón, and then writing and performing their own poems inspired by themes, motifs, and language used by Limón.

Fall Creative Challenge Winners 2023

Rebecca Aponte
Webb School of Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

Tiffany Gbilia
American International School of Monrovia, Monrovia, Liberia

Itzel Tak Hambleton
PrepaTec Eugenio Garza Lagüera, Monterrey, México

Zuhan Lee
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, CA

Nathan Martin
UMS-Wright Preparatory School, Mobile, AL

Maryana Olhovsky
Allentown High School, Allentown, NJ

Hannah Simkus
The Knox School, St. James, NY

Stay tuned to the NEHS Museletter blog to read their poems and watch their performances later this week.

All winners of the Fall Creative Challenge received an official certificate and are finalists for an annual prize for creative efforts made by NEHS students, which will be announced in spring 2024.

The Winter Creative Challenge asks students to rewrite a scene from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, bringing it up-to-date and relating it to each applicant’s specific local context. Find out more about the Winter Creative Challenge.

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