Sunrise Teacher's Writing Lands Her Writer's Digest Award
By Emily Roehler, Weekend Meteorologist - bio | email
writings of Sunrise Middle School teacher, Sandra Anthony, have earned her a
Writer's Digest Award.
award doesn't only come with the honor of winning, but also $2,500 and a paid
trip to New York City. Anthony's story, "Forfeit", was selected from over
2,300 entries and will be published in the May issue of the magazine.
4,000 word story is about 16-year-old Edie Munoz, a girl with Olympic boxing
goals. Edie discovers she is pregnant right before a big match and has to
decide if she will fight and possibly lose the baby in the process.
Writers Digest, Anthony said "I think
it's extremely beneficial to be around the age group that you are writing for on a regular basis."
"My students are immensely helpful to me
as a writer; they give me feedback, ideas, and make me aware of all the current
happenings and the vernacular of their worlds," said Anthony.
was based in part on a former female student who was a boxer in a family of
her inspiration Anthony said, "Her
dedication to boxing made me think of many passionate and intelligent girls I have known over the years, and the ways in which they pursue the
dreams they have for