Samantha Oliver, a seventh-grade student at Sussex Academy, was recently awarded the Delaware Scholastic Silver Key Awards for her personal essays/memoirs “Floating” and “Iridescent” and her flash fiction “A Girl Made of Storm Clouds.”

Presented by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the awards are for creative students in grades seven to 12. The Delaware Scholastic Writing Awards program is managed by the National League of American Pen Women, Diamond State Branch, as an affiliate of AYAW, in partnership with the Delaware Division of the Arts.

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