LITTLE SILVER, NJ - Red Bank Regional (RBR) Creative Writing majors recently learned that they earned dozens of regional and five national awards in the prestigious 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards sponsored by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Over 2500 students from around the world received awards from over 330,000 submitted works.
Freshmen Grace Davidson, Shrewsbury, and Alexandra Lewis, Red Bank, both won gold medals. Grace won for her short story, “You Just Need a Stick;” and Alexandra for her poem, “Cotton.” Silver metals where captured by Juniors Penny Hill, Little Silver, for her poem, “Fire Flies;” and Gabriela Ortiz, Red Bank, for her poem, “Tales of a Little Hispanic Girl.” Senior, Jay Izzo, Little Silver, won a silver medal for his dramatic script, “Blurry.”
The national gold winners were honored at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall on June 7. The status from this award enables these students to pursue more scholarship money from the colleges they attend.