10 BCA creative writing students qualify for national competition

(Credit: BCSD)

Ten Berkeley Center for the Arts (BCA) creative writing students have qualified for the 2019 National Scholastic Art & Writing Competition after winning Gold Keys for writing during the Southeast regional competition.

Of more than 230 schools represented at the regional event, BCA students accounted for the 4th-most awards. BCA creative writing teacher Nick Geary said poetry was the dominant area for his students, but awards were also won in fiction, memoir, humor, flash fiction and science fiction.

Those 10 Gold Key authors now move on to NYC for a chance at national gold. In all, 80 BCA student pieces from 31 students earned recognition. Seventeen BCA writers received Silver Keys, just missing qualification for the national competition.

National winners will be announced in March and are invited to Carnegie Hall over the summer to receive awards. In three years, five BCA students have placed on the national level.

*BCA is located on the campus of Goose Creek High.


Delaney Coldren

Imani Smith

Kendall Vorhis

Jerrell Alston

Maddie Flynn

Isabella Eraula

Ethney Dosenbach

Lauren James

Zaria Frazier

Angel Force

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