Upper School Writers Win Major Awards

Junior Michelle Foster’s poem “Scarecrow” was accepted for publication last week in an upcoming issue of the prestigious Louisville Review literary magazine. Her poem, about the delight of wearing a roomy, old t-shirt, with underlying themes about body image and authenticity, will appear in a special section for students. Michelle is part of the Annie Wrighters after-school activity for aspiring writers.  

Two other students, sophomores Terah Gruber and Katherine Christensen, won Silver Key awards in the Personal Essay & Memoir category of the national Scholastic Art and Writing Awards last week for essays they wrote in English class. Terah Gruber won for her memoir about flying as an unaccompanied minor for the first time and getting diverted to Michigan with a hateful flight attendant dubbed “I Hate Carol.” Katherine Christensen won in the humor category for her memoir about the worst moment in her life, facing down a vomitous toilet on a trip to China in “The Train Station Bathroom.”


Annie Wright Schools
Main Campus:
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403

Downtown Campus:
936 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402

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Founded in Tacoma, Washington, in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower  and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for girls  and boys offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School.