KATY (Covering Katy News) – Kaitlyn Sheroke, a senior at Katy Independent School District’s Seven Lakes High School, is heading to Carnegie Hall in New York City to accept the prestigious Gold Medal Scholastic Writing Award for her short story titled Sirenia. The ceremony is on June 7, 2018.
“We are over-the-moon proud of our young scholar who has been a student in Katy ISD since her elementary school days,” said SLHS English Department Chair Pam Cannon. “Kaitlyn’s writing is more than just an assignment, she pours out her heart into each and every one of her pieces. The SLHS Spartans are proud to see her work receiving the national attention it deserves,” added Cannon.
To receive this award, students must first go through regional judging in order to advance to national review.
This year, Kaitlyn along with nine other Katy ISD students became regional Gold Key participants.
The history of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is known for its rich notable alumni, like Sylvia Plath and Joyce Carol Oates, who have gone on to write a variety of contemporary works of literature which are read around the world.
After graduation, Kaitlyn will be attending Baylor University.