Now in its third year, the ‘Write On!’ Lakeside Creative Writing Challenge is open to graduating Chicago Public High School seniors with financial need. Despite the unprecedented times due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty for college in the Fall, we received submissions from all over the City.
Winner Diana Salinas from Senn High School will attend Wellesley College in Massachusetts this fall.
Winner Lori Watson, a Lindbloom High School grad, heads to Dominican University in California.
Because school buildings were closed, we worked with school administrators and parents to surprise the winners at their homes with giant checks and helium balloons, “Publisher Clearing House” style! Congrats, Diana & Lori!