NEW YORK (AP) — Five 10th and 11th graders have been named National Student Poets and will serve as regional literary ambassadors through readings, workshops and other programs.
The winners, each of whom receive $5,000, include Salma Mohammad of Fishers, Indiana; Christian Butterfield of Bowling Green, Kentucky; and Julie Dawkins of Edmond, Oklahoma. Other recipients announced Thursday were Taylor Fang of Logan, Utah, and Alondra Uribe of New York City.
The initiative was created in 2011 and is managed by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The winners were selected from than 20,000 applicants for Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The student poets will be formally appointed during a July ceremony at the National Museum of the American Indian, in Washington, D.C.