感谢小朋友们参与犹他华人之家举办的作文比赛。2021年7月29日晚上举办了颁奖典礼。 Paisley Rekdal ，10本畅销书作者，犹他大学杰出教授，作为本次活动评委，现场做了点评。Tarun Martheswaran，18岁，刚刚考上斯坦福大学，分享了他写大学入学申请的秘籍。犹他著名的华人青少年谢安达是本次活动的主持。
第一名：I’ve read all the entries and the winner is Angel Wang’s “Pantoum.”
第二名：Valerie Mi’s “A Story of a Face Mask”
第三名： Victor N Young’s “The Year of 2020″.
Forest N Young
Sandy store , Union Square, Sandy, UT 84070
Foothill dr store , 1400 s foodhill dr, UT 84108
Paisley Rekdal is the author of a book of essays, The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee; the hybrid photo-text memoir, Intimate; and five books of poetry: A Crash of Rhinos; Six Girls Without Pants; The Invention of the Kaleidoscope; Animal Eye, a finalist for the 2013 Kingsley Tufts Prize and winner of the UNT Rilke Prize; and Imaginary Vessels, finalist for the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Prize and the Washington State Book Award. Her newest work of nonfiction is a book-length essay, The Broken Country: On Trauma, a Crime, and the Continuing Legacy of Vietnam. A new collection of poems, Nightingale, which re-writes many of the myths in Ovid’s The Metamorphoses, was published spring 2019. Appropriate: A Provocation, which examines cultural appropriation, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton in Feb. 2021. She is the guest editor for Best American Poetry 2020.
Her work has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship, a Civitella Ranieri Residency, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Pushcart Prizes (2009, 2013), Narrative’s Poetry Prize, the AWP Creative Nonfiction Prize, and various state arts council awards. Her poems and essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, Poetry, The New Republic, Tin House, the Best American Poetry series (2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019), and on National Public Radio, among others.
She is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Utah, where she is also the creator and editor of West: A Translation, as well as the community web projects Mapping Literary Utah and Mapping Salt Lake City. In May 2017, she was named Utah’s Poet Laureate and received a 2019 Academy of American Poets’ Poets Laureate Fellowship.
Tarun Martheswaran, age 18, from Draper, Utah
– Attended Waterford School and just graduated in June of 2021
– Will attend Stanford University in the Fall of 2021 to study Biomedical Computation
– Wrote a lot of college application essays for a variety of schools over the past year
– Also a children’s book author!