While attending Theodore Roosevelt Junior High School in Syracuse, New York, Kay WalkingStick received her Scholastic Gold Key in 1948.

Yesterday we celebrated Kay WalkingStick’s birthday! WalkingStick, an artist of Native American descent, won a Scholastic Award in 1948 when she was 13 years old. She also served as a juror in 2010 and again this year for the 11th grade drawing panel.

On June 6, 2014, the Scholastic Awards will honor Kay WalkingStick at Carnegie Hall with an Alumni Achievement Award! Fellow artists and alums Zac Posen, John Baldessari, and Ed Sorel have also received Alumni Achievement Awards. Read More

Sylvia Plath as a kid

Sylvia Plath was a poet, novelist, short story writer and Scholastic Awards alumna (1947 & 1948). Sylvia published her first poem when she was only eight years old. She attended Smith College on a scholarship, where she would write over four hundred poems. She is best known for her poetry and for her semi-autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar.
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