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Mosaic 2017
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). The theme for the program is “My Culture.” Entries are in the category of essay, poem, or short story, and allow students to creatively express their personal reflections on diversity and culture.



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Congratulations to our 2016-17 Winners and Honorable Mentions

6th Grade Winners

Student School Category
Caroline Chou Herbert Hoover Short Story
Noah Lewis Ridgeview Essay
Anna Uehlein Eastern Poem

6th Grade Honorable Mentions

Student School Category
Paloma “Dakota” A. Corredoira Ridgeview Essay
Caroline Gotlewski John Poole Short Story
Jessly Medina Takoma Park Essay
Phebe Melaku Benjamin Banneker Poem
Yucheng J Shao Herbert Hoover Essay
Joyce Zhou Robert Frost Poem


7th Grade Winners

Student School Category
Gerber Chavez Lakelands Park Poem
Angelina Guhl Robert Frost Essay
Keerthi Padmanabhan Robert Frost Short Story

7th Grade Honorable Mentions

Student School Category
Abigail Antonishek John Poole Essay
Arly Arias John Poole Essay
Tara Davoodi Thomas W. Pyle Poem
Maya Flaherty Eastern Poem
Bella Koschalk Herbert Hoover Poem
Britney Muhindi Benjamin Banneker Short Story


8th Grade Winners

Student School Category
Isabella Fan Takoma Park Short Story
Che Moorhead Takoma Park Poem
Lara S. Ojha Takoma Park Essay

8th Grade Honorable Mentions

Student School Category
Sophia Bass Martin Luther King, Jr. Poem
Brianna McRoy Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay
Tejas Nazare Lakelands Park Poem
Devin Parris Benjamin Banneker Poem
Andrea Carolina Rentel John Poole Essay
Hope S. Robinson John Poole Short Story