Michelle Mulé '20 has been writing poetry for a long time and her skills are gaining recognition. Congratulations to Michelle for winning several Scholastic Writing Awards recently for her poetry, both statewide and nationally. Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12.
At the 2018 Connecticut Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition, Michelle won: two Gold Keys for her poems 'Bees' and 'What's in a Name,' one Silver Key for 'Feathers,' and four Honorable Mentions for 'Soundless,' The Medina in Morocco,' 'A Goat's Milk and Snowfall,' and 'Morocco and Chefchaouen, The Blue City.' Only 10 Gold Medals were awarded in Connecticut, so it's particularly impressive that Michelle won two of them.
Michelle's poems, 'Bees' and 'What's in a Name,' which won regional Gold Keys were then judged against the national pool and Michelle was awarded National Gold Medals for both poems.
Inspired primarily by past travels with her family and utilizing writing and editing skills she has developed with a private poetry teacher and in the King English Department, Michelle writes regularly and then refines the meter and language of her work over time until she is satisfied with the end result.
Established in 1932, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards recognize students with exceptional artistic and literary talent. The Gold Medals are reserved for the most outstanding works in the nation. Past recipients have included Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, Richard Avedon, and Ken Burns among others.
The entire King community is proud of Michelle's passion and success, which has only been fueled by this recognition. "It is so nice to be recognized for my writing. It really encourages me to write even more," Michelle said. "I hope to take more international trips in order to inspire my poetry."
You can savor Michelle's award-winning poems below.
In Morocco, they train their bees,
What's In a Name
A group of tidy Southern
When her ancient
It's just pie.