Ten students from 5 Yonkers high schools have won scholarships to attend the Summer High School Writers' Workshop at Sarah Lawrence College, July 5-13. The competition was mounted by the Greater New York Chapter of the Fulbright Association, a membership organization of former Fulbright students, teachers and scholars, to encourage student writing on topics of international concern.
Participants were selected on the strength of previous writing assignments that dealt with diversity, conflict resolution or global issues. The 10-day workshop at Sarah Lawrence, a coeducational, liberal arts college renowned for its writing program and low student-faculty ratio, offers young writers an opportunity to explore the creative process with skilled writers and artists, and to experience writing in a supportive environment. The New York Chapter of the Fulbright Association has stressed the building of partnerships with institutional members of the Association, such as Sarah Lawrence, to benefit the education of young people.
Jane L. Anderson, executive director of the Fulbright Association, said, "The Fulbright Association is delighted to participate in the Summer High School Writers' Workshop at Sarah Lawrence College. The students chosen exemplify the ideals of the Fulbright Program and have demonstrated a strong commitment to the Fulbright goal of promoting international cooperation. This workshop will provide a unique opportunity for these young writers to develop their skills and will hopefully serve to stimulate lifelong commitments to international understanding."
The following is a list of participating students, their schools and grades in September:
Gorton High School: Freda Afrifa, 11th Lincoln High School, Cristal Gonzalez, 12th; Roosevelt High School: Nicolle Carfora, 12th , Mary Kelleher, 11th ; Saunders High School: Marissa Cassanelli, 11th Aimee DeCesare, 10th Shaimaa Hussein 10th Yonkers Middle & High School: Joao Paulo Aravjo, 11th Michael Guisao 11th,Roxana Ramirez, 11th .