An NHS freshman was announced as the national winner of the YES! Magazine national student writing competition!
YES! Magazine holds their student writing competition annually to serve as a “writing opportunity…[for] students to read with purpose, write with passion, and reflect with courage and honesty.” This year the contest addressed gender pronouns and challenged students to write about their experience with being (or knowing) someone who is uncomfortable being referred to as “he” or “she”.
With the support of NHS teacher Camille Napier Bernstein, Madeleine Wise entered the contest and walked away with at the powerful voice winner.
We hope you join us in congratulating our student on her success and take a moment to read the winning essay.
As the Powerful Voice winner, in her essay entitled, “The Right to Be a Little Bit Rude,” Madeleine discusses how to overcome the discomfort of correcting people who use the wrong gender pronouns.