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Excellence in writing earned high-school seniors scholarships to Indian River State College and top honors in the college's annual creative writing contest.
Rhett Reisman, a senior at Saint Edward's School, was the first-place winner for his sonnet, "I Do Math Not Sonnets."
Julia Pont, a senior at Fort Pierce Central High School, earned second place for her untitled allegory.
Emily Salvador, a senior at Saint Edward's School, received third place in the contest for her sonnet, "Apple Picking."
Junior winners were Caroline Petty, Saint Edward's School, first place for "Ran Away With the Moon."
Jeremy Fitzgerald, Lincoln Park Academy, second place for "Solitude of the Pine" and Matthew Schaeffer, Port St. Lucie High School, third place for "Smokey and the Magical Fish."
Sophomore winners were Ella Merrill, Saint Edward's School, first place for "Untitled;" Abbey-Gray Bilicic, Lincoln Park Academy, second place for "A Wrong Sort of Love" and David Blount, Okeechobee High School, third place for "Born to Lose."
Freshman winners were Jamie Wade, Lincoln Park Academy, first place for "The Handmaiden;" Maura James, Lincoln Park Academy, for "In the Darkest Hours of the Night" and "The Words in My Head Are Forming Dreams" and Sean Kenney, Saint Edward's School, for "Beach Glass."
IRSC offers four-year bachelor's degrees in education, business administration, organizational management, nursing, health care management, biology, digital media, human services, criminal justice and public safety administration, as well as two-year associates degrees and technical certificate programs.
For more information, contact the IRSC call center at (866) 792-4772 or visit www.irsc.edu.