Three Students Receive National Recognition for their Writing

Miles McInerney ’20, Crystal Wang ’19 and Jeffrey Wang ’21 were among the more than 2,700 teens across the country who were acknowledged by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.
On March 13 in New York, the nonprofit announced the national award recipients of the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, known as the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative teens in grades 7-12. The honor includes the opportunity for students to have their work published and displayed in regional and national exhibitions and publications. There are 29 separate categories which include poetry, photography, sculpture, humor, editorial cartoons, and video game design. 340,000 works of art and writing were submitted from across the U.S. for adjudication at the regional level this year.
Miles received a gold medal in poetry for his “20 Reasons Why I Can’t Order in a Restaurant.”
Crystal won a gold medal for her critical essay “Half the Sky: Women’s Liberation in Communist China,” a silver medal for her personal essay and memoir “Rick Astley Plays My Funeral Gig,” and a gold medal for her poem “To Chang’e from her Servant Girl.”
Jeffrey’s gold medal was earned for his critical essay “Where #MeToo Misses the Mark: The Sexual Assault Kit Backlog.”
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