On Jan. 25, Emily Wang, Gr. 9, was presented with an Outstanding Art Award for the piece she submitted, titled “Reaching Out,” to the middle school publication “enlight’ning.” The magazine, published every spring, showcases artwork, poetry and prose created entirely by middle school students. The drawing was composed and submitted to the magazine while Wang was attending the middle school in Gr. 8.
The magazine itself was awarded a Gold Medal Certificate by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, scoring 979 out of 1,000 points. During the 2008-09 school year, “enlight’ning” received the CSPA’s Gold Medalist Certificate and Gold Crown awards.