Meet the Class of 2016 National Student Poets
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers partner to present the National Student Poets Program, the country’s highest honor for young poets (grades 10–11) presenting original work. We are thrilled to introduce the Class of 2016 National Student Poets, who were appointed in Washington, D.C. on September 8!
Walter Payton College Prep
Milton High School
St. Mark’s School of Texas
George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
San Diego High School of International Studies
San Diego, CA
About the National Student Poets Program
Annually, five students are selected for one year of service as literary ambassadors, each representing a different geographic region of the country. By elevating and showcasing their work for a national audience, the program strives to inspire other young people to achieve excellence in their own creative endeavors and promote the essential role of writing and the arts in academic and personal success.
The National Student Poets Program reflects the national imprimatur of the President’s Committee and its Honorary Chairman, First Lady Michelle Obama, as well as the Administration’s commitment to arts and humanities education. It connects the National Student Poets with audiences and resources in their communities through the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ community-based network of libraries and museums and builds upon the Alliance’s long-standing work with educators and creative teens through the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
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