Hayfield SS, TJHSST Student Writers Present at Writopia’s Regional Youth Essay Writing Conference

School News
February 20, 2020


Four FCPS student writers presented at Writopia’s DC Regional Youth Essay Writing Conference held at Georgetown University. Each student presented their essay on curated panels such as “One Foot in the Future: STEM in Society” and “2020 Vision: Identity and Social Justice.”  Presenters were Stephen Ardnt of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST): Reversing Math’s Mechanization; Camber Boles of TJHSST: Gender Neutrality Becomes More Visible; Isabelle Deng of TJHSST: Death with Dignity; Sherrie Feng of TJHSST: Echoes from the Past: The Parallels of Hong Kong Protests and Tiananmen; and Alexandra Wong of Hayfield Secondary: The Silence of Sound. The essays were chosen from 40 submissions submitted by student writers ages 12-18 from the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia metropolitan region. Writopia’s Youth Essay Writing Conference is designed to engage the essay writing community and bridge the gap between creative and essay writing. This conference is also an opportunity to showcase youth voices and foster personal expression through the essay genre. Writopia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers writing workshops throughout the year in areas such as creative writing, essay writing, film writing, and college essay writing. Contact Laura Owisany at essays@writopialab.org