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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.

2022-2023 Awardees will be announced the week of April 10, 2023. 

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Awardees

6th Grade Winners
Sahil PatelEssay, Hallie Wells Middle School
Rhys Hughes, Poem, Eastern Middle School
Architsai RamnathShort Story, Hallie Wells Middle School
7th Grade Winners
Sohum SenEssay, Herbert Hoover Middle School
Elana Ernst, Poem, Silver Creek Middle School
Akanksha RangarajanShort Story, Hallie Wells Middle School
8th Grade Winners
Katherine XueEssay, Herbert Hoover Middle School
Katie HuPoem, Herbert Hoover Middle School
Campbell GoldstonShort Story, Newport Mills Middle School
6th Grade Honorable Mentions
Nika HannEssay, Ridgeview Middle School
Yamini Gupta, Poem, Ridgeview Middle School
Christabel Lekan-Abioye, Poem, John Poole Middle School
Allison Xu, Poem, John Poole Middle School
Mason Smith, Poem, Eastern Middle School
Sahasra NamburuShort Story, Hallie Wells Middle School
7th Grade Honorable Mentions
Rosha Rizi, Poem, Thomas W. Pyle Middle School
Anushka Dave, Poem, Ridgeview Middle School
Saida Cruz, Poem, Silver Creek Middle School
Alexandra WeinsteinShort Story, Thomas W. Pyle Middle School
8th Grade Honorable Mention
Belen Hailu, Poem, Sligo Middle School
Caroline McCann, Poem, Thomas W. Pyle Middle School
Maria Elena Martin, Poem, Herbert Hoover Middle School

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Congratulations to our 2018-19 Awardees

Mosaic 2019


Photos by Stephanie Williams Photography.