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Lambert High School student wins top poetry prize

Atlanta, GA, March 30, 2021: Samiksha Gaherwar of Lambert High School in Suwanee, Georgia recently won the first place in the 57th Annual Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest hosted by Hollins University. The international competition for young women in high school recognized six other talented writers as well.

Samiksha won the top prize for her poem “Slavish Numerals.”

“I’m deeply honored to receive this award and incredibly excited at the opportunity to attend the Hollinsummer creative writing program,” Samiskha told the Hollins newsletter.

In addition to free tuition and housing for the university’s 2021 summer creative writing workshops, Gaherwar will also receive a $350 cash prize and publication in Cargoes, Hollins’ student-run literary magazine, plus the option to receive a renewable scholarship of up to $5000 a year, should she choose to enroll at the university.

Samiksha has also received the best delegate award from MIT and Harvard.

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