Four Harker students were recently named national winners in this year’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, earning a total of five medals. Kaity Gee, grade 11, won a gold medal for her piece in the Flash Fiction category, titled “If I Have a Daughter.” Harker’s other gold-medal winner, Suzy Lou, grade 12, won in Poetry for “Searching for Strongly Regular Graphs.”
Andrew Rule, grade 10, won two silver medals for his short stories “Abbeyman Funerary and Post-Mortem Services” and “The Cellar-Keepers’ Tale.” Meilan Steimle, also grade 10, picked up a silver medal for “Differentiating Equations” in the Personal Essay/Memoir category.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have brought attention to the work of young creative minds for nearly a century. Notable past recipients include Sylvia Plath, Andy Warhol, Truman Capote and Joyce Carol Oates. More than 300,000 submissions were reviewed for this year’s awards, for which the top 5-7 percent were considered for national recognition.