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South High student awarded National Scholastic Gold Medal for writing

South High senior Jamie Miller has been awarded a National Scholastic Gold Medal for her humorous work "The Annotated Puss in Boots" and will be honored at the Scholastic Awards Ceremony June 9-10 in New York City. 
Over 165,000 works were submitted this year, and Miller’s work is one of 500 awarded a Gold Medal. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, a national program that identifies, develops, and recognizes student achievement.
Miller wrote the piece for a creative assignment in Melissa Gebhard's Honors English 2 class.  “I've taught writing for 18-years, and Jamie is one of the best student writers I have ever read,” said Gebhard. 
Former National Scholastic Award winners honored as teenagers include Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, Joyce Carol Oates, and Robert Redford.
Click http://www.artandwriting.org/ORGGalleries to read Miller’s winning piece or visit http://www.artandwriting.org for more information on the award program.