Fantastic Scholarship Opportunity for Eighth Graders

Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is partnering with Newbery Award and Printz Honor Award-winning author Jack Gantos (author of Dead End in Norvelt, Hole in My Life and Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key) to find New York City’s most talented eighth grade writers! In a completely  unprecedented move, the elite private school announced that it will award a full four-year high school scholarship to the winner of its first Jack Gantos Writing Contest! “Léman values creative thinking in all areas of study. Creative writing, and writing well, are key components to both the literary arts and elegantly precise communication,” said Gantos, who serves on Léman Manhattan’s Advisory Board.

We encourage all New York City eighth-graders to submit an original short story or personal narrative by December 15, 2012! However, if your child is not in eighth grade we hear this isn't the only scholarship opportunity Léman will offer this fall...