ANKENY, Iowa (July 19, 2016) - AHS student Pete Noll is one of nine high school sophomores from across Iowa to win a scholarship from the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization's Paul Engle Day: Glory of the Senses Essay Contest.
The contest is based on the writings of Paul Engle, particularly his memoir, A Lucky American Childhood. Engle was a long-time director of the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop and co-founder of the UI’s International Writing Program. The competition asks students to consider their own Iowa experience, and write an essay in which they choose a single, specific Iowa memory to write into life using details that evoke the sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch of that memory.
The top prize winner, Jackie Olberding from Dyersville, will receive a free year of tuition at the University of Iowa. All nine scholarship winners, including Noll, will be recognized this fall in Iowa City.
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