Stonecreek Montessori Academy's Hannah Bray won a National Gold Medal. Photo courtesy of Stonecreek Montessori Academy.
Stonecreek Montessori Academy seventh grade student, Hannah Bray, has earned a National Gold Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest. After winning a Gold Key in the Southern Region at large competition, her original work, entitled “Why Do You Always Carry a Gun?,” advanced to the national level competition, where it was reviewed against other entries from across the nation. Less than 1 percent of this year's 300,000 submissions earned a National Medal.
The Scholastic Awards are presented to students from 7th to 12th grade by The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Prior winners of the Awards include well-renowned names such as Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote and Joyce Carol Oates.
In the state of Alabama, only ten students earned some form of award at the national level, with only four students in the entire state of Alabama earning a National Gold Medal. In addition to earning the National gold Medal, Bray is entered in a lottery to go to Carnegie Hall in New York City to receive her award in person.
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