Young Writer a National Gold Medalist

Young Writer a National Gold Medalist photo
Congratulations to Syosset High School junior Caroline Lee for winning a gold medal in the flash fiction category of the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards national competition, sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Caroline has been recognized for her original short story, “The Perfect Shot.”

National medalists in the competition represent less than 1 percent of the 350,000 submissions for the Scholastic awards received this year. Since 1923, the competition has honored celebrated authors and artists, including Truman Capote, Lea Dunham, Robert Redford and Andy Warhol. 

Caroline, who said she discovered the bug for writing in the fifth grade, enjoys incorporating fantasy into her writing and is working on a collection of short stories, which she hopes to publish next year. 

Top award winners in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition and their teachers are invited to attend a national awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall on June 7, as well as participate in other showcase events. Caroline’s work and other gold-medal-winning entries will be featured in the national exhibition at Parsons School of Design at The New School and Pratt’s Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery in New York City June 1-10.

Caroline is congratulated here by her Honors English teacher Andrea Stolzenberg (left) and Syosset Coordinator for English Language Arts Amanda Barney.