Although the Eudora Welty Foundation and Welty House and Garden are unable to have a Scholastic Writing Awards ceremony this year in keeping with safety precautions regarding the Coronavirus, we are pleased to share photos of the 2021 awards winners here. Schools and individual winners are invited to send digital photos to Sally Birdsall, administrator of the Scholastic Writing Awards for the Mississippi Region, to Please include name, school, hometown, grade, categor(ies), and award(s) received.

Pictured here are Jackson Academy Upper School award winners. They are, from left, Lucy Elfert, Gold Key for Personal Essay/Memoir “Anxiety’s Story,” Honorable Mention for Dramatic Script “Therapy Thursday’; Addie Elliott, Honorable Mention for Flash Fiction “Mr. Shelby’s Library”; Caroline Redman, Silver Key for Flash Fiction “A Pirate’s War,” Silver Key for Poetry “Forgotten Childhood,” Silver  Key for Short Story “Flynn Gallagher: Swashbuckling Rogue”; Kate White, Honorable Mention for Flash Fiction “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas”; Elena Roberts, Honorable Mention for Flash Fiction “The End” and for Poetry “When I Remember This Life”; and Natalie Turner, Silver Key for Personal Essay/Memoir “Nike.”



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