2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Since 2007, 89.1 WBOI has partnered with the Fort Wayne Museum of Art to create a radio series that features the top five works of writing titled the American Voice Nominees for the Annual Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.  This partnership has been highlighted at the National Awards Ceremony at Carnegie Hall every year since 2008.

This partnership helps motivate students to achieve and to see their creativity applied and celebrated within our community.  In addition, the Northeast Indiana-Northwest Ohio Region has placed in the top four out of 130 regions each of the past three years.

WBOI is proud to collaborate with the Museum of Art to encourage students’ creativity and aspirations. 

What I Can Remember

Feb 9, 2017

Melanie Miller is a senior at Fairfield Jr Senior High School. Her story was entered into the category of Short Story and is titled What I Can Remember. Her story is read by Charlotte Tompkins, Dave Rhodes, and Eileen Claypool.

Sydney Adams is a junior at Homestead High School. The story was entered into the category of Critical Essay and is titled Allusions, Allusions Everywhere/Nor Any Truth in Sight. The story was read by Jordan Plohr.

James Joyce's Love Letters to the Disney Princesses

Feb 9, 2017

Wilhelmina Gerken is a senior at Canterbury High School. Her story was entered into the category of Poetry and is titled James Joyce's Love Letters to the Disney Princesses. Her story is read by Zach Arnett.

Lying and Other Acts of Kindness

Feb 9, 2017

Sarah Reilly is a senior at Homestead High School. Her story was entered into the category of Personal Essay/Memoir and is titled Lying and Other Acts of Kindness. Her story is read by Jill Park

Rolling with the Apartheid

Feb 9, 2017

Abby Green is a sophomore at Carroll High School. Her story was entered into the category of Flash Fiction and is titled Rolling with the Apartheid. Her story is read by Gloria Minnich.