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.”