Congratulations to first place winner: Victoria Capitano (a rising 12th grader at Great Valley High School in Malvern) for her essay "Peering Through The Bell Jar" about the novel The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath!
Congratulations to the following honorees of high distinction:
Aris Pastor (a rising 12th grader at North Allegheny Senior High School in Pittsburgh) for her essay "Everything Passes" about the Japanese novel No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai!
Samantha Podnar (a graduate of North Allegheny Senior High School in Pittsburgh) for her essay "I Can't Go On. I'll Go On." about the memoir When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi!
Thanks to this year's Wordstruck Readers and State Judges for their time and dedication in selecting these essays!