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A Step in the “Write” Direction

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NHS sophomore Hope Jorgensen was recently accepted into Skidmore College’s NYS Summer Institute for Young Writers. After submitting a short young adult fiction piece, Hope was selected as one of only 40 students across the country to attend this summer program. From July 1-13, participating students will dorm at Skidmore College and receive daily instruction in the many types of creative writing such as poetry and fiction. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to engage in giving and receiving critique from their peers.

"Hope is positively brimming with genuine enthusiasm and truly impressive creativity,” said Hope’s English teacher, Ms. Meg Scanlon. “She worked her writing magic and submitted a phenomenal story to be selected for this honor, and I’m so proud of her!"

Hope, who has been spinning stories in her head since she was a little girl, commented that when she got the news she had to pinch herself to make sure she wasn’t dreaming.

“I’ve always been inspired by authors like J.K. Rowling and Steven King, and really want to be a writer someday,” she said, “and being given this opportunity feels like a big step in the right direction. I’m so excited!”