Francesca Longo '12, who last year won a national Scholastic silver medal for her essay "For the Birds," has had her essay selected for publication in Scholastic's The Best Teen Writing of 2012. Francesca's essay is a personal exploration of epigenetics in her family, inspired by her Science Research work (which can be seen by clicking here) and written in her essay class last fall. If you would like to read it, click here for the online Reflections, the Berkeley Carroll high school award-winning literary magazine.
The editor told Francesca, "Of the over 200,000 works of art and writing submitted to the Scholastic Awards, your piece is not only one of the top 500 national award-winning pieces of writing, but you are also among the top 70 students selected for The Best Teen Writing. Your work is, to state it metaphorically, the cream of the crop!"