The Diamond State Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, the Delaware writing region affiliate partner, announced the regional award recipients of the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Presented by the nonprofit organization the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the 95th Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is a scholarship and recognition program for creative students in seventh through twelfth grade. Nearly 350,000 works of art and writing were submitted to more than 100 affiliate partners across the country. One-hundred fifty-eight teens from Delaware schools received regional honors, including gold keys, silver keys, honorable mentions or American Visions & Voices nominations, from local affiliates.

Students honored:

— Writing portfolio: Daniel Chajes, 12th grade, Newark Charter High School; and Ben Connor, 12th grade, Mt. Pleasant High School.

— Critical essay: Yihua Chen, 12th grade, Tatnall School; Heidi Chu, 11th grade, Tower Hill School; Juanita Karen, 11th grade, Tatnall School; and Zahra Narvel, 11th grade, Tower Hill School.

— Dramatic script: Ben Connor, 12th grade, Mt. Pleasant High School.

— Flash fiction: Ashley Bao, eighth grade, Cab Calloway School of Arts; and Emily O’Neill, 12th grade.

— Humor: Simi Olurin, 11th grade, Tower Hill School.

— Journalism: Nikki Loomis, eighth grade, Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences; Emily Musgrove, eighth grade, Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences; and Samantha Oliver, eighth grade, Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences.

— Novel writing: Renna Brooks, ninth grade, Appoquinimink High School.

— Personal essay/memoir: Caroline Donovan, 11th grade, Archmere Academy; Megan Kelby, 10th grade, Newark Charter High School; Jesse Roy, 10th grade, Newark Charter High School; and Jack Tigani, 12th grade, Tatnall School.

— Poetry: Kacie Hendrixson, 12th grade, Newark Charter High School; Dominique Kendus, 12th grade, Ursuline Academy; and Sophia Zhao, 11th grade, Charter School of Wilmington.

— Science fiction/fantasy: Kay Fintak, 11th grade, Cab Calloway School of Arts.

— Short story: Katherine Alberta, 11th grade, Archmere Academy; Riley Baker, ninth grade, St. Andrew’s School; Maggie Bricker, 12th grade, Cab Calloway School of Arts; Ben Connor, 12th grade, Mt. Pleasant High School; Laura Miller, 12th grade, Cab Calloway School of Arts; Gabriel Pust, seventh grade, PS DuPont Middle School; and Kari White, 10th grade, Charter School of Wilmington.

For more, visit mediaroom.scholastic.com/artandwriting.