For Immediate Release:
Sept. 26, 2012
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W-L Senior Named 2012 National Student Poet
Washington-Lee High School senior Luisa Banchoff has been named one of five 2012 National Student Poets. The program is a partnership between the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.
The award is the country’s highest honor for youth poets presenting original work. Five outstanding high school poets whose work exhibits exceptional creativity, dedication to craft, and promise are selected annually for a year of service as national poetry ambassadors.
National Student Poets are chosen from among the national medalists in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards by a jury of literary luminaries and leaders in education and the arts. Student Poets receive college scholarships and opportunities to present their work at writing and poetry events throughout their term.
The 2012 National Student Poets were introduced at the Library of Congress’ National Book Festival in Washington, DC on Sept. 23.