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Student At Danbury's Wooster Wins National Scholastic Award In Poetry

Julia Smith, a resident of Katonah, N.Y., and a senior at the Wooster School in Danbury, was recently named as a 2015 National Scholastic Writing Medalist.
Julia Smith, a resident of Katonah, N.Y., and a senior at the Wooster School in Danbury, was recently named as a 2015 National Scholastic Writing Medalist. Photo Credit: Contributed.

DANBURY, Conn. – A senior at the Wooster School in Danbury was recently named as a 2015 National Scholastic Writing Medalist.

Julia Smith, of Katonah, N.Y., received a gold medal in poetry for “To My Future Daughter, When She Wants to Lose Weight.”

The 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is “the nation’s longest-running, largest, most prestigious recognition program for creative teenagers,” according to a press release from the Wooster School.

Smith was one of 142 Gold medalists in this year’s competition.

Past honorees include Sylvia Plath, Robert Redford, Truman Capote, Joyce Carol Oates, and Lena Dunham. 

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