Writing a future for herself as an author

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CORNWALL — Anna D’Alvia wants to be a writer when she grows up. But it seems that it’s not going to work out the way she planned. It turns out she’s well ahead of schedule. She’s a writer now, and has already won prizes for two submissions to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

The eighth-grader at Cornwall Consolidated School placed in the Northeast Regional Competition. She earned a Silver Key Award for poetry and a Gold Key Award for a short story in the “flash fiction” category. The latter will be judged along with Gold Key Award winners nationwide.

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