2015 has been an incredible year so far, and I imagine it will only get better.
My Spring semester at GPC went really well. Managed to obtain an A in all four classes, and bring my overall GPA up. I applied for five scholarships and was awarded them all.
- The Atlanta Writers Club Scholarship
- The Landon Coleman Scholarship
- The Helen Friese / Village Writers Group Award for Poetry
- The Dianne P. Jennings Scholarship
- The Ann M. Knight Scholarship
I cannot thank the individuals and organizations who award these scholarships enough. Without the finances they provide, I would be hard pressed to continue my education.
In addition to those great scholarships, I was also recently inducted into both the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. These grant me valuable access to exclusive scholarships and networking opportunities.
One other thing from the past semester: I had two poems published in the college’s arts magazine, Creative License. My poem “Jekyll’s Driftwood Native Ancestor” won the Rosemary Cox Award for Poetry.
Outside of school, I’ve submitted some work to the Georgia Review and The Loraine Williams Poetry Prize. I can dream big, right?
This May 30 and June 6, my play, “In Memory,” will be produced by Onion Man Productions at Lionheart Theatre Company.
To continue on that thread about thing yet to come:
I have a poetry reading lined up for June 10 at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. How cool is that!?
I have also gotten myself set up for three upcoming writing workshops. One for news writing, one for poetry, and one for play writing. I am looking forward to the experiences.
This Summer Semester is the first I will take online classes. Three, in fact. Music Appreciation, Computer Science, and Physical Education (An online phys ed class? Yea, online).
Just a few more things (As usual I have made myself entirely too busy this year).
I quit Marlow’s Tavern. I am sad to see that time has past, but grateful for the new opportunities it has made available for me. For instance, I now work at Roly Poly on Main Street. It is a lot more relaxed than Marlow’s. Less money, but also less stress.
This summer I have also accepted/taken on a new internship. This time with The Champion Newspaper. This will prove to be exciting, and a very valuable experience. I can hardly wait to see my name in print again.
Well, that about does it for now. Just a little review/preview of this year in progress. Everything is looking and feeling pretty good, and I couldn’t be more excited about the future.
Thank you for being a part of this journey. Without you all I could barely have made it this far on my own.