Bishop Stang’s very own Allison Baptiste ‘21 has been nominated as a regional finalist in the prestigious American Voices Awards. Allie’s incredible poem, “Sanguine”, was chosen by regional award judges on behalf of the Scholastic Art & Writing awards program sponsored in collaboration with the Boston Globe Foundation and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.
The Scholastic Art & Writing awards date back to 1923 and have grown to become the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S. with honorees including New England natives Sylvia Plath and Stephen King.
The American Voices nominees are “Best in Show” awards that most exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Only Five works of writing from each region are selected by local jurors who select pieces that they believe exceed the expectations of even the highest levels of work. Each American Voices Nominee received a generous check this year in lieu of the usual festivities. From this small pool of huge talent, an esteemed panel of jurors in New York City then selects one writer from each region to receive an American Voices Medal. These Medalists are recognized at the National Ceremony and Art.Write.Now exhibition in New York City.
Stang is so proud of Allie! Good luck moving forward - and whether you win the big medal or not, Bishop Stang is honored to have you in our family.