Congratulations to Luna Soley ’18, winner of a 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing National Medal! Luna was recognized with silver medals for her entries in the “personal essay and memoir” and “memoir poetry” categories.
Creative professionals reviewed nearly 350,000 works of art and writing in 2018, selecting less than 1 percent of submissions for recognition at the national level. Winners are invited to attend a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City and to participate in showcase events at The New School and Pratt Institute.
“Luna relishes ambiguity and uncertainty in her writing process—it’s what fuels her exploration,” says Upper School Director Lowell Libby, who taught Luna in Essay Writing earlier this year. “She writes as she lives and lives as she writes.”
The awards have been presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers since 1923. Previous winners include Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Robert Redford, and Joyce Carol Oates.