Staples senior Nellie Stagg has won a National Gold Medal for artwork.
Just 0.5 percent of the 140,000-plus entries in The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers contest — sponsored by Scholastic Inc — receive nationwide recognition. Nellie will be feted at Carnegie Hall in June, and her image of burka-clad women holding machine guns will be exhibited prominently.
This is no small honor. Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Joyce Carol Oates, Sylvia Plath and Robert Redford — all were recognized as teeenagers too.
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