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Ashley Wang ’23 Places Third in Bennington College Young Writers Competition

A trio of poems by Ashley Wang ’23 took third place in the 2022 Young Writers Competition (poetry division), sponsored by Bennington College. The contest, open to ninth-twelfth graders, promotes and recognizes the writing excellence of high school students. 

Wang’s award winning poems are titled “In Which My Mother Asks When the Hell I’m Getting Baptized,” “Etymology of Paternity,” and “bible study ghazal.”

“I was pretty excited about receiving this award because it was totally unexpected, ” said Wang. “I'm really grateful that the selection committee saw something in my poems, as they were all extremely personal to me.”

For additional information, please contact Lisa M. Gillard, director of public relations, at lgillard@lawrenceville.org.