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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

English Awards 2009

Congratulations, Seniors!

CHS English Award: Stephen Rane

HoCoPoLitSo All-County Writing Awards:
Promise & Achievement--Yang Liu
Promise & Achievement--Stephen Rane

1st Place Personal Essay--Sarah Hayashi
2nd Place Personal Essay--Caitlin Pomerantz
3rd Place Personal Essay--Bill Ge
1st Place Poetry--Jessica Stein
3rd Place Poetry--Megan Lieberman
2nd Place Short Story--Aaron Mick

Distinguished Eagle in Publications Award: Alyssa Bailey

Wingspan Newspaper Awards:
Editorial Excellence--Shelby McKay
Excellence in Newspaper Writing--Eric Feinstein
Excellence in Newspaper Design--Rahel Boghossian
Aura of Wingspan--Clara Heck and Megan Leiberman

Eyrie Yearbook Awards:
Excellence in Publication and Design--Chloe Heckman
Excellence in Production Management--Maria Souza
Aura of Eyrie--Courtney Brown, Lauren Hunter, and Kristen Mathe

Maryland Voices Creative Nonfiction Journal Awards:
Editorial Excellence--Claire Li
Excellence in Graphics and Design--Aimee Kutt

Aquila Literary Magazine Awards:
Editorial Excellence--Amanda Lauer, Pattie Lin, Kate Calvert, and Claire Shreibfeder

~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.