Governor’s School creative writing students continue to excel

From the Greenville News:

Student writer adds to Governor’s School storied winning streak, takes $10,000 prize

For the fifth year in a row, a South Carolina student has seen her name go from the first line of a school essay to the top of an acceptance letter from the Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities and then to a truly remarkable place — the “pay to the order of” line of a $10,000 check.

Jackson TriceSeventeen-year-old Jackson Trice is the latest in a years-long run of Governor’s School creative writers who have taken home one of the most prestigious and coveted awards for young authors — the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards gold medal for writing portfolio.

Eight such medals were awarded this year. In past years, that number was seven.

From a creative writing department of fewer than 30 students, the tiny residential school tucked on a hillside overlooking Falls Park has had at least one top winner every year since 2010 and a total of 10 winners over the last nine years.

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From SCNow.com (Florence Morning News):

Florence student receives prestigious creative writing award nomination

A local student has been nominated for the country’s most prestigious art award for artistically gifted high school students.

Shelly HucksFlorence resident Shelly Hucks, a senior at South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities (SCGSAH) in Greenville, has been nominated in the area of creative writing and said she is “very grateful and honored to be chosen” as a candidate for the Presidential Scholar in the Arts honor.

“It means that everything that I have been working for has really been paying off,” Hucks said. “Being named a candidate for this honor has given me the confidence to pursue creative writing as a career option.”

Winners of the Presidential Scholar in the Arts honor will be announced in May.

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