Samiksha Gaherwar wins first place in Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest
Samiksha Gaherwar of Lambert High School in Suwanee, Georgia, recently won first place in the 57th Annual Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest hosted by Hollins University. Samiksha won the top prize for her poem “Slavish Numerals.” In addition to free tuition and housing for the university’s 2021 summer creative writing workshops, Samiksha will also receive a $350 cash prize and publication in Cargoes, Hollins’ student-run literary magazine, plus the option to receive a renewable scholarship of up to $5000 a year, should she choose to enroll at the university. Samiksha has also received the best delegate award from MIT and Harvard.
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