Students Recognized with National Writing Awards
Gold medals are awarded to the most outstanding works in the nation. An esteemed panel of jurors selects the best of the five American Voices & Visions Nominees from each region to receive national recognition with the American Visions & Voices Medal. Also, Kristy Carpenter (8th), Stefan Jones (8th), and Sophia Limacher (7th) were named National finalists in the River of Words poetry contest. Their poems will be published in the River of Words national anthology. Only 10 to 12 students in their 7th to 9th grade age group are named national finalists out of thousands of entries each year.