Chapter Three of memoir published in Shark Reef literary magazine - read me here.
Selected for publication in the “Readers Write” section of The Sun magazine - read me here, on Parties.
Chosen for the Orcas Artsmith weeklong writing residency.
Named as a finalist during Week One and Week Two in MTV's “I'm From Rolling Stone” writing contest. During Week One, was one of five finalistss (out of over 500 submissions) to receive an honorable mention and praise by Rolling Stone editor, Joe Levy.
Won two second-place ribbons at the San Juan County Fair's Written Word booth.
Received Sophie Kerr scholarship in Creative Writing at Washington College, given to three incoming freshmen each year, based on writing portfolio. Read about the Sophie Kerr program here.
Graduated Pequannock Township High School in Pompton Plains, NJ with the “Highest Honor” Award in Creative Writing.
Won first place in school-wide short story and essay competitions in senior year of high school.
Won first place in school-wide short story competition in junior year of high school.
Nominated by high school for the New Jersey Governor's School of the Arts in Creative Writing.
Named a National Merit Commended Scholar.
Inducted into National Honor Society.
Inducted into French Honor Society.