ISS sophomore wins prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing Award

Published 4:02 pm Tuesday, March 18, 2014


INDIAN SPRINGS VILLAGE — Indian Springs School sophomore Mira Walker has been named a national medalist in the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest running and most prestigious award program for creative students in grades seven through 12.



Walker won the silver medal for her personal essay/memoir, “The Ceremony,” which was awarded a Gold Key at the program’s regional level. The national results were announced March 18 by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.

Established in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards boasts some well known alumni, among them Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, Robert Redford and Ken Burns.