Frances Farmer Gets First Award In Essay Contest
Kay Ivey, Lucy Schacht Get Honorable Mention With Ten Dollars
Carrying off the honors in the Literary division of the Scholastic Awards contest, Frances Farmer won first prize of $100, with her essay, "God Dies."
Honorable mention prizes of $10 each were awarded to Lucy Schacht for her essay, "A Memory," and Kay Ivey for one of her two entries, a short story, "Rodie" and an essay "Red."
The announcement came by a telegram and was a complete surprise although news was previously received that four of our students were awaiting the final decisions. Marge Cunningham with her essay, "Alberta Peaches," was the other West Seattle writer who places in the finals.
This is the first time any Seattle high school has won a prize in the Literary division sponsored by the Scholastic.
Pictures of these writers were forwarded to the Scholastic Magazine to be printed with their articles.
There were three main prizes, first prize $100, second $50, third $25; also there were ten honorable mentions with $10 awarded to each.
The three winners are taking Creative Writing for their second and third semesters without credit.
Judges in the contest included Witter Byner, Helen Louise Cohen, Burton P. Fowler, Mrs. Claire Soule Slay, Charles Swain Thomas, Mrs. Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Arthur Raag, head of the English Department at Roosevelt and eighteen others making twenty-five in all.
This article appeared in the West Seattle Chinook – April 14, 1931. Published weekly by the Newswriting class of West Seattle High School, Frances was News Editor.
Provided by Ulrich Fritzsche M.D.