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Scholastic Writing Competition 

At Veritas Education, we are dedicated to preparing our students for a competitive world. This means that we offer our students the opportunity to grow not only academically, but also as a mature young adult who is able to think critically and write effectively.

Our course is designed to impart writing and deep thinking skills that will stay with students beyond the final lesson. Therefore, this class also functions as a writing workshop for students whose goals may transcend this awards season and be focused on other competitions, college applications, or research journals. As students work to produce a unique piece of writing, they will also
develop a unique sense of self and who they are as a writer.

Scholastic writing competition

This writing class will focus on preparing students to enter for one or more categories of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Students will receive individual instruction and feedback from the teacher, while also being free to work on a creative product of their own design.


They can choose from a wide variety of categories, including: Critical Essay, Dramatic Script, Humor, Journalism, Poetry, Personal Essay, and Novel Writing. Students will work on their writing skills, with the goal of creating a unique piece of writing which can be entered for a chance to win a Scholastic award.

Opening paragraphs from our students' class writing - Novel Writing 

"Joan Taylor sits in a cafe, one of the few establishments that had managed to rebuild rather quickly after the fire. As such, it was one of the busiest places in the area. Getting up from her seat at a table near a window, she waves to the person coming through the door. “Over here!” - E. 7th grade


"I had always believed in what the world taught me, but today, my sense of all things were dismantled. In the Greenlocke town, there lies the Greenlocke cemetery, with a singular gravestone marked with an empty casket, and no name. Legend says that on December 21st, the winter solstice, at midnight the ghost of the once embodied casket will come and wisp you anyway forever. Everything in Greenlocke besides the cemetery was normal, like how the temperature was usually the same, the wind always seemed blow east as well. Realistically, most of the townspeople thought the legend was a joke, or as a way to scare kids. My friends had urged me to go on into the cemetery once before, but the eerie feeling of despair kept creeping behind me as I opened those creaky gate doors."  - M. 9th grade

Hear what our students and parents are saying about our writing course! 

"Thank you very much for the feedback about Eric. And thanks also for your effort in teaching Eric the writing skills. I noticed that before the class, Eric wasn't interested in writing. He is now enjoying writing very much!"   Father of a 4th grade student

Featured STudent WRitings

Mother and Son

Mother Knows Best

Eeek! I squeaked as I crashed into a bush. Ow. I tried to maneuver my way out of the branches and leaves. You may be wondering how I got here. Well, it started off this morning.

Happy Mother's Day


Everyday we share memories of sorrow and love, grief and joy

Your family are people that care for you.

Tools on a desk

Short Fiction

I finally came to, no memories,

Miles from the home I knew.

The flowers were blooming,

Suggested book list

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