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2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Since 2007, 89.1 WBOI has partnered with the Fort Wayne Museum of Art to create a radio series that features the top five works of writing titled the American Voice Nominees for the Annual Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.  This partnership has been highlighted at the National Awards Ceremony at Carnegie Hall every year since 2008.

This partnership helps motivate students to achieve and to see their creativity applied and celebrated within our community.  In addition, the Northeast Indiana-Northwest Ohio Region has placed in the top four out of 130 regions each of the past three years.

WBOI is proud to collaborate with the Museum of Art to encourage students’ creativity and aspirations. 

  • Cheyenne Pohlman is an 8th grader at Lincolnview Jr. Senior High School in Van Wert, Ohio. Her award-winning short story is called "Circling Shadows."
  • Nathan Phuong is a junior at Homestead High School. His award-winning poem is called, "A Man In An NRA Jersey, Exercising."
  • Alyvia Luong is a sophomore at Carroll High School. Her award-winning flash fiction piece is called "Sixty-Six Times."
  • Khira Hickbottom is a senior at Homestead High School. Her award-winning essay is titled "Cutting Ties."
  • Ruby Haller is a freshman at North Side High School. Her award-winning poem is called "Downy Laundry."