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PHS Senior In Running For National Award




These Pettisville students were winners in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Program. Front row, from left: Elizabeth Beck and Madeleine Wixom, juniors. Back row: Keilah Fish, an eighth grader; Gretchen Lee, a senior; Lyla Heising, an eighth grader.– courtesy photo

These Pettisville students were winners in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Program. Front row, from left: Elizabeth Beck and Madeleine Wixom, juniors. Back row: Keilah Fish, an eighth grader; Gretchen Lee, a senior; Lyla Heising, an eighth grader.– courtesy photo

Gretchen Lee, a Pettisville High School senior, has had a short story selected as an “American Vision and Voices” regional nominee in the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program.

Her short story, “Resolute,” was one of five works recognized as regional “Best in Show” as nominated by regional judges.

“Resolute” goes on to national competition.

National judges choose one piece from each region of the country.

The “American Vision and Voices” is in addition to regular gold key competition.

Lee will record a reading of her story at the studios of WBOI, which will be made available over the station website, “WBOI.org.”

One of Five

Lee was one of five Pettisville students receiving awards through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program.

Students submit works ranging from writing to art pieces to be judged. Each can be awarded an honorable mention, a silver key, or a gold key.

When a student’s work earns a gold key, it automatically moves on to national gold key competition.

Rebecca Dorosz, PHS English teacher, said the students’ works will be displayed at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

Lee earned three gold keys: one for “Resolute”; one for her science fiction/fantasy story, “A Shift of Mind”; and one for her senior writing portfolio, “The Insomniac’s Chimera.”

She received a silver key in poetry with her work, “A Monster All My Own,” and in novel writing with her piece, “A Separation So Severe.”

Lee also received an honorable mention for her short story, “Every Piece of Gold.”

Others

Madeleine Wixom, a junior, earned a gold key in photography for her photo, “The Front in the Field.

Lyla Heising, an eighth grade student, received a gold key for her short story, “Just Being Me.”

Keilah Fish, an eighth grader, received a silver key for her short story, “Back to Before.”

Elizabeth Beck, a junior, received an honorable mention for her photograph, “Dusty Dusk.”


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