October 16, 2015
On behalf of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, we are pleased to announce Chasity Hale, De’John Hardges, Eileen Huang, Anna Lance, and David Xiang as the Class of 2015 National Student Poets. The National Student Poets Program is the nation’s highest honor for young poets who represent some of the best young writers today.
“Since 2012, the National Student Poets Program has been a signature initiative of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The program strives to inspire other young people to achieve excellence in their own creative endeavors and promote the essential role of writing and the arts in academic and personal success.
Each Student Poet in the Class of 2015 represents a different geographic region of the country. Their works are filled with unique and authentic voices exploring issues that affect today’s teens. We are proud to add these five youth poets to the growing list of remarkable students who have served as literary ambassadors.”
Interested in finding out more? Read the full article at the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards blog.