CHS senior wins a top national writing award

By on April 13, 2016


Emily Gerber, a senior at Cocalico High School and the daughter of Frank and Karen Gerber of Stevens, has won two national medals in the Scholastic Writing Contest, according to the high school English Department.

Her short story “Darling, These Words Are Yours” has won both a Gold Medal and an American Voices Medal.

Gerber has been identified by panels of creative professionals as one of the most talented writers in the nation, according to English Department members. More than 320,000 works of art and writing were submitted by students in grades 7 through 12 this year. Receiving a National Medal places Emily within the top 1 percent of all submissions.

Since 1923, the awards have recognized teenagers from across the country. By receiving a Scholastic Art and Writing Awards National Medal, Gerber joins a legacy of celebrated authors and artists including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Lena Dunham, and Ken Burns.

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