In Context

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

English Awards 2008

Congratulations, Seniors!

CHS English Award:
Carla Alexandra Lake

HoCoPoLitSo All-County Writing Awards:
Promise & Achievement--Jessica Holzberg
Promise & Achievement--Emily Wilson
1st Place Poetry--Emily Durbin
3rd Place Poetry--Carla Lake
1st Place Personal Essay--Luxi Wang
2nd Place Personal Essay--Emily Wilson
3rd Place Personal Essay--Bryan Arnett

Wingspan Newspaper Awards:
Most Valuable--Robyn Bosica
Most Improved--Christina Czabaranek
Best Leader--Karen Turner

Eyrie Yearbook Awards:
Excellence in Publications and Design--Kerri DeVries
Excellence in Publications and Design--Katherine VanLent
Aura of Eyrie--Katherine Marshall

Maryland Voices Creative Nonfiction Awards:
Excellence in Graphics and Design--Emily Durbin
Editorial Excellence--Carla Lake

~English HSA Online Resources~

~English HSA Online Resources~

  • Maryland HSA Overview & History
  • Class of 2009--First Class Required to Pass Tests for Graduation
  • High School Testing Content & Data
  • High School Assessment Testing Calendar
  • Publicly Released Test Forms--2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
  • Answer Keys & Scoring Rubrics
  • Online HSA Courses
  • Testing Options/Accommodations
  • Contact Information
~from The Tragedy of King Richard II (Act 3, Scene 3) (1623) by William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Yet looks he like a king: behold, his eye,
As bright as is the eagle's, lightens forth
Controlling majesty: alack, alack, for woe,
That any harm should stain so fair a show!

~from Moby-Dick (Chapter 96: The Try-Works) (1851) by Herman Melville (1819-1891)

There is a wisdom that is woe; but there is a woe that is madness. And there is a Catskill eagle in some souls that can alike dive down into the blackest gorges, and soar out of them again and become invisible in the sunny spaces. And even if he forever flies within the gorge, that gorge is in the mountains; so that even in his lowest swoop the mountain eagle is still higher than other birds upon the plain, even though they soar.

~from Love's Phases (1899) by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Love hath the wings of the eagle bold,

Cling to him strongly
What if the look of the world be cold,
And life go wrongly?
Rest on his pinions, for broad is their fold;
Love hath the wings of the eagle bold.

~from What the Eagle Says (1999) by Xi Chuan (born Liu Jun, 1963)

Among men there are men who are not men, just like among eagles there are eagles that are not eagles: there are eagles that are forced to pace up and down the alleyways, and there are men who are forced to fly through the air.