Putnam Valley High School is proud to announce that student Quinn Gilman-Forlini has been recognized with a regional Gold Key in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2009, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Quinn, a tenth grader at PVHS, was recommended by her English Language Arts teacher, Ms. Tracey Getman, for her short story, Round Trip.
Ms. Getman said, “Quinn is an amazing writer and I am so proud that she is being recognized for both her artistry and ability. Quinn's aspiration is to be a writer and the world of literature should prepare for her arrival!”
Quinn’s story will automatically be forwarded to the national-level judging for these awards, which is happening in late March, with award winners to be announced in April.
The national competition also offers significant opportunities for college scholarship funding as well as additional recognition for the student participants.
In their 86-year history, these awards have recognized some America’s most celebrated authors and artists while they were teenagers, including Richard Avedon, Truman Capote, Joyce Carol Oates, Sylvia Plath, Robert Redford, and Andy Warhol.