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Hall Student Earns National Writing Award

Nora Holmes. Courtesy photo

A student at West Hartford’s Hall High School has earned the highest recognition in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. 

Submitted by Amy Shaffer, Student Activities/Career Center Coordinator, Hall High School

Nora Holmes from William H. Hall High School has garnered the highest NATIONAL recognition from the 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards receiving a Gold Medal for her short story, “sugar.”

Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious educational initiative supporting student achievement in the visual and literary arts.

This year, more than 80,000 students across the country submitted nearly 230,000 original works this year in 29 different categories of art and writing.  From those, only 800 were awarded National Gold Medals.

Holmes is only the second Hall High School student ever to earn this award.

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