Senior Receives Two Medals in National Scholastic Contest

Senior Receives Two Medals in National Scholastic Contest photo
Harborfields High School senior Julia Spande recently received two national awards in Scholastic’s 2018 Art & Writing Awards Contest.

This nationwide contest only recognizes one percent of the works of art and writing that are submitted at a national level, selecting the best of nearly 350,000 pieces from students across the country. Spande received medals in two separate categories– a gold medal for her poem “Magpie,” and a silver medal for her critical essay entitled “What ‘Finsta’ Culture says about Modern Teenagers.”

Spande, who has been writing since she was ten years old and started taking writing courses through Johns Hopkins University in the sixth grade, was thrilled and honored to receive awards for two of her three submitted pieces. She plans to study both creative writing and environmental science at the University of Chicago in the fall.