Congratulations to the Winners of the 28th Annual Larry Neal Writers’ Competition

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities congratulates the following winners of the 28th Annual Larry Neal Writers’ Competition.  The competition commemorates the artistic legacy and vision of cultural understanding of Larry Neal, a renowned author, academic and former Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Winners were awarded at a special awards ceremony on Friday May 6, 2011 in the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Elizabethan Hall.  Writer Deborah Eisenberg, 2011 winner of the prestigious PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, provided opening remarks.

Winners of the 28th Annual Larry Neal Writers’ Competition


1st – Miranda Rose Hall

2nd – Richard Herstek

3rd – Timothy Guillot


Teen Awards

1st – Adera Toye
McKinley Technology HS

2nd – Stephanie Guzman
School Without Walls HS

3rd – Niya Watkins
The Potomac School

Honorable Mention – Enoch Ajayi
McKinley Technology HS

Youth Awards

1st – Irina Benson
Thomson ES

2nd – Daniel Freymann
Lafayette ES

3rd – Claire Shaw
Lafayette ES


Adult Awards

1st – E. Laura Golberg

2nd – Samuel Miranda

3rd – Patricia Gray

Teen Awards

1st –  Cherrie Coachman
Banneker HS

2nd – Reginald Conway
Ellington HS

3rd – Robin Jones
Ballou HS

Honorable Mention – Nicandra Merchant
Banneker HS

Youth Awards

1st – Sharri Barnes
Hart MS

2nd – Zachary Nachbar-Seckel
Deal MS

3rd – Zoe Zitner
Lafayette ES


Adult Awards

1st – Tania Rachel James

2nd – William John Bert

3rd – Binahkaye Joy

 Teen Awards

1st – Sarai Reed
Ellington HS

2nd – Zachary Clare
Ellington HS

3rd – Bria Bailey
McKinley Technology HS

Honorable Mention – Kehinde Dosunmu
School Without Walls HS

Youth Awards

1st – Alexandra Heinrich
Lafayette ES

2nd – Talia Zitner
Lafayette ES

3rd – Sophie Weich
Lafayette ES

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Since 1968, the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) has developed and promoted local artists, organizations and activities.
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