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Fairfield student wins writing award

Mar 21, 2018
PHOTO SUBMITTED Fairfield High School student Emma Carlson wrote three poems that earned awards in Iowa, and then, the nation.

IOWA CITY — The Belin-Blank Center at the University of Iowa has announced Fairfield High School student Emma Carlson is a regional award recipient of the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Presented by the nonprofit organization, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the country’s longest running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative students in grades 7-12. This program year, more than 330,000 works of art and writing were submitted to 122 affiliate regions across the country. As one of the largest national affiliates, the Belin-Blank Center adjudicated over 7,000 pieces of art and writing from the Iowa and Midwest Regions.

Carlson won a Gold Key award and was honored as “Best of Grade Level” for her three poetry selections titled: “Golden Days,” “Find Heaven in What Kills You” and “For the Love of Life.”

Gold Key works of art and writing are adjudicated again on a national level by a panel of leading creative professionals. Carlson received a National Silver award.

“The Belin-Blank Center Presents: A Scholastic Celebration in Three Acts” was held March 10 at the University of Iowa. At the celebration, Carlson was one of five students chosen to read her poetry to the attendees.

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