Four DGN students were honored this year at the national level, placing them in the Top 1% of all adjudicated works.
Evie Brindl, grade 11; Photography: “Jumpman”; National Scholastic Silver Medal in Art Teacher: Megan Kelly
Caden Faldetta, grade 9; Photography: “Diversified”; National Scholastic Silver Medal in Art Teacher: Megan Kelly
Audrey Staron, grade 12; Drawing & Illustration: “A Perilous Preservation”; National Scholastic Silver Medal in Art Teacher: Marty Voelker
Emma Wilson, grade 12; Writing Portfolio: “War Poetry”; National Scholastic Silver Medal in Writing Teacher: Marty Voelker
i know where i’m from by the
way i say ‘pecan pancakes’
but it’s the kind of menopausal diner
where they can’t understand me.
glass case, bread in baskets
i know where i’m from:
caramel is two syllables.
the drugstore is three: this
waitress and I share
our skin in bottles: a fitzpatrick four,
child of the world. does this child
of the world buy her nails at CVS?
i do. i’m telling you:
i can write a poem about race
but it won’t be my own.
maybe it’s hers, this maybelline
medium indigenous to thirty
degrees above the equator
three-sixty degrees around:
we will be understood.
where i’m from, the accent
is on the second syllable:
come-on, be gone, pecan.
let’s lean together on the
and only if i don’t feel their
systematic compulsion in my
half-coerced bones, remember:
i share pores
with these pecan pancakes.
- Emma Wilson
Congratulations Evie, Caden, Audrey, and Emma!