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Scholastic Writing Awards

2021 Scholastic Writing Awards

The Eastchester Union Free School District congratulates senior Julia Moser who gained regional recognition in the 2021 Scholastic Writing Awards. Julia received a Silver Key for her poem, "intervals", a Silver Key for her short story, "Distance" and Honorable Mention for her poem, "dinosaur dreams."

Julia shared some of her work.  "i think that no matter how far we run / away from each other, in the end / your smile will still be as essential / as pluto and the setting sun." from intervals

Julia said she is grateful for all the support she has received and plans to continue writing next year in college and throughout her life.

“Writing has been part of my life for as long as I can remember, and it's helped me through some difficult times, as well as some amazing ones. I've been incredibly lucky to work with someone like Dr. Kambar who has helped me develop as a writer and take advantage of these opportunities to compete and get feedback on my work,” said Julia.

Poetry Club advisor Dr. Ruth Kambar congratulated Julia on her accomplishments. 

“Julia is a talented artist whose poetry invites the listener into a world where images evoke the underlying conflicts of the human condition,” commented Dr. Kambar.

Members of the Poetry Club have remained active during the pandemic. They attended a discussion series last month that featured EHS graduate Jennifer Fliss. Fliss shared tips for getting work published, along with suggestions about selecting an audience and an editor.  She explained how her childhood in Eastchester influenced her writing career. She read her short story, "The Balloon Animal Artist Goes to a Funeral."

Poetry Club officers interviewed Jennifer about her background, writing style, and preferences for publishing.