Second Place, Poetry: “A Walk Down Lafayette Street,” by Emmy Song
Grade 11, Montgomery Blair High School, Rockville, Maryland, U.S.
Emmy Song is a writer and high school student from Rockville, Maryland. She speaks out about social issues, such as gun violence and women’s rights, through poetry and journalism. Her poems have been published in various print and online publications, including Blue Marble Review, Sierra Nevada Review, and Rattle Young Poet Anthology. When she isn’t writing, Emmy advocates for gender equality in STEM fields and dabbles in videography. She intends to study applied mathematics and creative writing in college, and later use her education and skills to continue pushing for social justice.
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