For Students For Teachers For Judges Student Anthology

Mosaic is an annual language arts program for middle school students to showcase their creative talents and express their cultural identities. The program is held in partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL). Entries are in the category of essay, short story, or poem (including a spoken word or written version of a rap) and allow students to creatively express their personal reflections on diversity and culture.

Congratulations to our 2022-2023

Winners and Honorable Mentions

6th Grade Winners
Sifali Maskey, Essay, John Poole Middle School
Kyndall Ellzey, Poem, Julius West Middle School*
Jillian Sidel, Short Story, Eastern Middle School


7th Grade Winners
Hailey Cardenas, Essay, Ridgeview Middle School
Zoila Zhou-Castro, Poem, Odessa Shannon Middle School
Aasha Akkinepally, Short Story, Herbert Hoover Middle School


8th Grade Winners
Cayla Yang, Essay, Hallie Wells Middle School
Noah Muttamara, Poem, Hallie Wells Middle School
William Liao, Short Story, Herbert Hoover Middle School


6th Grade Honorable Mentions
Roxana Hann, Poem, Ridgeview Middle School
Sufyana Johnson, Poem, Westland Middle School


7th Grade Honorable Mentions
Nika Hann, Essay, Ridgeview Middle School
Kimiko Tokinon, Essay, Rosa Parks Middle School
Liora Lee, Poem, Robert Frost Middle School
Yamini Gupta, Poem, Ridgeview Middle School
Grace Kim, Poem, Herbert Hoover Middle School
Juveria Asad, Short Story, Hallie Wells Middle School


8th Grade Honorable Mentions
Ada Karakus, Essay, John Poole Middle School
Pranavi Bhamidipati, Poem, Lakelands Park Middle School
Vivien Turturro-Iuzzini, Poem, Hallie Wells Middle School


*Best in Show

Young Writers Resources

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Congratulations to our 2018-19 Awardees

Mosaic 2019


Photos by Stephanie Williams Photography.