Senior Emma Whitmore has been named the recipient of the Silver Key Award for Excellence in Writing as a part of the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her poem entitled “The Choice.”
The Silver Key designation honors students who display stand-out works submitted to local programs that demonstrate exceptional ability. Poetry category submissions were required to be written in verse and consist of 20-200 lines of prose, free verse, formal poetry, song lyrics, and spoken word.
Hosted in collaboration with the Belin-Bank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, the Scholastic Art & Writing competition highlights the work of teens in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) in 29 categories of art and writing. In 2019, students submitted nearly 340,000 works of art and writing to the Scholastic Awards per artandwriting.org.