NJCTE High School Writing Contest Winners

Congratulations to all the winning writers and fantastic teachers and mentors who participated in our annual high school writing contest. We are so proud of the good writing and good teaching of writing in New Jersey. As you can imagine, these winners represent the tip of an iceberg of quality writing happening in schools throughout New Jersey. NJCTE is so proud to be able to recognize these winners and their teachers.


1st Place: Calamity of Freedom:
Student: Caitlin Brannigan
Teacher: Nancy Schneberger
School: Academy of the Holy Angels, Demarest, NJ

2nd Place: A Bucket of Youth and Boat Full of Dreams
Student: Rikki Zagelbaum
Teacher: Rachel Zylberman
School: Bruriah, Elizabeth, NJ

3rd Place: Heart to Hart 
Student: Grace McGory
Teacher: Virena Rossi
School: Pascack Valley Regional H.S.


1st Place: Today
Student: Catherine Park
Teacher: Richard Weems
School: Bergen County Academies

2nd PlaceNinety one           
Student: Katherine Vandermel
Teacher: Richard Weems
School: Bergen County Academies

3rd Place: Golden Boy
Student: Eden Quan
Teacher: Jennifer Torres
School:     Livingston High School


1st Place: The Glory of Gym Class
Student: Joyce He
Teacher: Michael Sunga
School: Livingston High School

2nd Place: Saying a Prayer That’s Not Ours
Student: Alyssa Laze
Teacher: Danielle Walsh
School: Northern Highlands Regional High School

3rd Place: The Value of Impermanence
Student: John Jabbour
Teacher: Allison Janosy
School:  Morristown High School

Thanks also to our Writing Contest Co-Directors, Lynn Love-Kelly and Beth-Ann Bates, and to Katie Nieves for providing some critical technical with our new contest format this year.

NJCTE High School Writing Contest Winners