Katy ISD Student Heads to New York to Receive Prestigious Award

Kaitlyn Sheroke.

Kaitlyn Sheroke, a senior at Katy Independent School District Seven Lakes High School (SLHS), has been awarded the prestigious Gold Medal Scholastic Writing Award for her short story titled Sirenia.  Sheroke will be traveling to New York City to be recognized during the annual Carnegie Hall ceremony on June 7th.

“We are over-the-moon proud of our young scholar who has been a student in Katy ISD since her elementary school days,” said SLHS English Department Chair Pam Cannon. “Kaitlyn’s writing is more than just an assignment; she pours out her heart into each and every one of her pieces. The SLHS Spartans are proud to see her work receiving the national attention it deserves,” added Cannon.

To receive this award, students must first go through regional judging in order to advance to national review.  This year, Sheroke, along with nine other Katy ISD students, became regional Gold Key participants.  The history of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is known for its rich notable alumni, like Sylvia Plath and Joyce Carol Oates, who have gone on to write a variety of contemporary works of literature which are read around the world.

After graduation, Sheroke will be attending Baylor University.