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Thursday, June 3, 2010

English Awards 2010

Congratulations, Seniors!

CHS English Award:
Miriam Farkas

HoCoPoLitSo All-County Writing Awards:
Promise & Achievement--Sean Huang
Promise & Achievement--Shuning Li

1st Place Personal Essay--Daniel Negulescu
2nd Place Personal Essay--Hannah Keyes
3rd Place Personal Essay--Shuning Li
1st Place Short Story--Sara Bailey

CHS/Distinguished Eagle in Publications Award:
Alice Crowe

CHS/Wingspan Awards:
Aura of Wingspan--Lindsay Scheetz
Editorial Excellence--Miliana Budimirovic
Editorial Excellence--Lenore Wilson
Editorial Leadership--Kelsey Marotta
Excellence in Photography--Samantha Hawkins

CHS/Eyrie Awards:
Aura of Eyrie--Julie Price
Excellence in Marketing--Cara Mogavero
Excellence in Marketing--Jordan Schwartz
Excellence in Photography--Annie Emery
Excellence in Production Management--Kathryn Barry
Excellence in Publication and Design--Jennifer Lucht
Excellence in Publication and Design--Julie Silverman
Excellence in Publication and Design--Hannah Vorce

~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.