Sample middle school essays

The Quills and Quotes Chronicle

Start writing no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. 

-Louis L'Amour

Exciting Expository Essays

"Our Shared Problem"

by Mia Ferguson, grade 4

"The Upside of Social Media"

by Rohan Jain, grade 8

Poignant Persuasive Essays

"Why we Should Expel Bullies"

by Davin Jain, grade 6

"Why we Should Not Expel Bullies"

by Noor Atieh, grade 5

Why Children Should Not Receive Money for Chores

by K.M., grade 6

Why Chores are the Best Thing for Children

by Sophia Wu, grade 5

Divine Descriptive Essays

The Card Players

by Renaaz Khan, grade 8


by Kyra Ma, grade 6

Genghis Khan

by Rylan Choi, grade 4

Awesome Argument Essays

Why Illegal Immigration Should not be Allowed

by Farah Atieh, grade 5

Why Zoos Stink More Than the New Star Wars

by Sophia Wu, grade 5

Why Technology Creates Social Isolation

by Rishi Yerubundi, grade 7

Cell Phones in the Classroom

by grade 8 student

Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.

-Orson Scott

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."
-Benjamin Franklin

Write on Q and Q

Student Accomplishments

2020, 2019 Mentor College, Class Champion, Speech Contest  

2020 Optimist Junior Oratorical Speech Contest, 3rd place, Speech Contest

2020 New York Times Student Editorial Essay Contest, Participant, Essay Submission

2020 Goi Peace Foundation Narrative Essay Contest, 7 Participants, Essay Submissions

2020 8th Annual New York Times Vocabulary Contest, Video Submissions

2020 Dandelion's Autumn Microfiction Contest "Quill", Essay Submission

2020 The Betty Award for Original Short Story, Essay Submission

“You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it.

That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.”

― Octavia E. Butler