You might be wondering what Maya (Grade 12) has in common with the likes of Sylvia Plath, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, and Truman Capote. Like these influential authors, Maya has been recognized with a Scholastic Writing Award. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is the longest-running, most prestigious and competitive program for creative teens in Grades 7-12 who attend schools in the U.S. or U.S. accredited international schools. Maya is a recipient of the Scholastic Silver Key Award in Writing for the International Region based on a piece of poetry she submitted entitled "The Toilet of Venus." Congratulations to Maya and to Ms. Wilkins for sponsoring her Scholastic application as her educator.