Berkeley Center for the Arts creative writing student awarded gold key
Published Thursday, March 21, 2019
Lauren James (Provided)
Nearly 340,000 pieces of writing and art were submitted to the Scholastic Art & Writing National competition this year. Of those, fewer than one percent were recognized with a gold medal – the competition’s highest award.
Berkeley Center for the Arts creative writing student Lauren James has one of those gold medals.
Lauren, a junior at BCA (on the campus of Goose Creek High), submitted a poem titled “To Be Purely Happy.” It’s a poem about her best friend.
“I write poetry to preserve things that I would hate to lose,” she said. “…I like to write about things that elicit strong emotions: people, memories. Specific moments that can be brought to life by words.”
Lauren will walk the stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City over the summer at the Scholastic Art & Writing National Ceremony to receive her award.
The content of external links are not controlled by Berkeley County School District. While school staff members review links when they are inserted on district or school pages, the contents of the linked page can change at any time. Furthermore, school staff members may not have reviewed links found within the linked page. If you find linked content that you consider inappropriate, please contact the Berkeley County School District Office of Technology or Office of Communications and Community Engagement. Explore external links at your own risk.