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SAS Students Become Silver Key Award Winners in the 2013 Scholastic Writing Awards

Miami, February 7, 2013 - The 2013 Scholastic Writing Awards for the Miami area were announced on February 7 and Hallee Meltzer, Andrea Villa, and Haley Zilberberg from School for Advanced Studies (SAS) along with Christopher Leesang of the Academy for Advanced Academics (AAA) are being recognized for Silver Key Awards due to their exceptional works in creative writing. Much of the credit should go to Maria Ruiz-Legg and Karen Adams who teach Advanced Placement English Language and Composition to these outstanding young high school writers.

Hallee Meltzer became a Regional Finalist in the categories of Humor, Persuasive Writing and Poetry while Andrea Villa is getting her award in the Short Story category. Haley Zilberberg's work in the categories of Personal Essay/Memoir, Short Story and Poetry qualified her for recognition as a Regional Finalist and Christopher Leesang's poem "Where the Sky Touches the Sea" earned him Silver acclaim in this competition.

For 90 years, the Scholastic Writing Awards program has recognized the exceptional vision of our nation's most talented teen writers. Well known authors such as Truman Capote, Joyce Carol Oates, Sylvia Plath and Ned Vizzini became teen medal winners in the program before they went on to their professional careers in writing and poetry.

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