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D.C. Everest Student Authors Earn Honors at UWSP High School Writers Workshop

Seventeen students from the D.C. Everest Senior High were invited to attend the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (UWSP) High School Writers Workshop in December. The students were chosen for this honor based on the quality of the work they submitted.
The UWSP workshop is hosted by the Department of English and provides students with the opportunity to participate in UWSP faculty-led writing workshops, explore career opportunities and meet members of Cornerstone Press — a student-run press operated at the university. Kim Suhr, author of Nothing to Lose, served as the keynote speaker at the event and signed copies of her book.
The students chosen to attend the event are as follows: Liberty Arrowood, Ilana Benzaquen, Elizabeth Blenker, Julia Bradfish, Kasaundra Fellner, Lydia Gaulke, Claire Gelhaus, Delilah Haefner, Sarah Herek, Grace Klimek, Paige Krueger, Anika Lewis, Skyler Moye, Madison Mroczenski, Rebeka Wesenick, Pakou Xiong

Four students also earned awards at the event:

  • Lydia Gaulke, Distinguished Junior Award
  • Claire Gelhaus, Third Alternate, Familiar Essay
  • Grace Klimek, First Place, Short Fiction ($1,000 Scholarship)
  • Anika Lewis, First Alternate, Poetry



Annika poses with award

Anika Lewis earned the First Alternate in Poetry Award at the UWSP High School Writers Workshop.


 student poses with speakers book

DCE student Pakou Xiong holds a copy of Nothing to Lose, written by Kim Suhr who was the keynote speaker for the event.


Grace poses with award
Grace Klimek earned First Place in Short Fiction for her submission to the UWSP High School Writers Workshop.


 student with award

Lydia Gaulke earned the Distinguished Junior Award.