Gigi Ekstrom
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Lakehill Preparatory School junior Vanya Suchan recently had an essay that she completed for her A.P. American Literature class accepted to the Adelaide Literary Magazine, a professional literary journal. Those reading her article are professional academics and specialists in the field. Her writing, according to the journal, is of post-graduate quality. Suchan wrote and work-shopped her paper in her junior English class over the period of several months and then submitted it to a number of journals. It will be published both in print and digitally in their next volume. 
"In her to-be published paper, Ms. Suchan's creative and literary voice grapples with the essential difficulties of human existence through negotiating a dialogue between the beatnik poet Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl' and film director May Harron's American Psycho," said English teacher Michael Jones. "I am happy and humbled to have had the opportunity to work with such a talented thinker and writer on this project."
"I have known for a long time that I want to be a writer," said Suchan. "This process really solidified that desire for me and gave me confidence that I can make it in the world as a writer. There's a saying that if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life. Nothing would make me happier than doing this."
Suchan was previously published in The Dallas Morning News as part of their Storytellers without Borders program for young journalists.
Read Suchan's submission here, available on May 22.

About Lakehill Preparatory School
Lakehill Preparatory School guides motivated students to learn with curiosity, lead with confidence, and serve with compassion. Our challenging and nurturing educational community inspires students to become collaborative problem-solvers who live with integrity. Talented teachers, high academic standards, and the development of leadership skills in a challenging and nurturing environment are hallmarks of a Lakehill education.

Lakehill Preparatory School's Opening Doors campus improvement project renovated 8,000 square feet of existing space and added 16,000 square feet of new space to the original building. This vital effort produced new lab spaces for science, writing, and computer science, an art studio, new classrooms, administrative offices, meeting and event rooms, and a dramatic 5,000 square foot inner courtyard with outdoor classroom and performance space.

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