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PKMS Students Win Writing Awards from the General Foundations Women’s Club

Each year, the General Foundations Women’s Club (GFWC) holds a contest for students to use their creativity to inspire others. For the contest, participants are asked to draw upon their own experiences to craft fictional narratives and poetry. GFWC sponsors this creative writing contest to foster community spirit, talent and growth. On Tuesday, May 14, five students from Peekskill Middle School received awards for their outstanding writing! These awards ranged from the club, district and state level. Also for the first time, we have students from Peekskill competing at a national level!

Peekskill Middle School Award Winners:

Ariana Okoth won first place on the state level this year. Her writing is currently being scored on a National Level and will be announced at the end of June!

Lamyaa Hamid won second place for her story. (Lamyaa won 1st place on the state level last year!)

Laiba Khan won second place for her poem and second place for her story.

Leonah Esteves won first place for her poem.

Erick Solis Lara won third place for his poem.

This is the second year in a row that a student from Peekskill Middle School has scored first place on the state level!

Congratulations to all!