2nd Annual Student Writing Competition Winners


CSI is proud to share the winning entries from The Conestoga School of Interdisciplinary Studies’ 2nd Annual Student Writing Competition.


The winner of the Creative Writing category is Matthew Lopacinski for his story “Hanging Man.” Honorable mention goes to Thomas Wilson for his story “The Third Room.”

TRIGGER WARNING: This story contains content about death and suicide that may be disturbing to some readers. 

Read the winning creative writing submission!







The winner of the Persuasive Non-Fiction for ELLs category is Paulina Golarz for her essay “Preteens Should not be Allowed to Have Their Own Social Media Accounts.” Honorable mention goes to Samar Alothman for her essay “Reasons to Allow Students to Turn Off Their Cameras During Tests.”

Read the winning persuasive non-fiction for ELLs submission!






Finally, the winner of the Persuasive Non-Fiction category is Aidan Marsh for his essay “Hegemonic Masculinity in Rap Music: The Root of All Evil?” Honorable mention goes to Anthony Harilall for his blog post “Let’s Not Rely on the ‘Luck of the Draw’ to Reunite Families.”

Read the winning persuasive non-fiction submission!

Congratulations to all of the winning students!