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SLA Playwrights Win Big!

Two different SLA students are first place winners in the Philadelphia Young Playwrights' Annual Playwriting Festival and will have their plays produced as part of the New Voices Festival at Temple University this year! 11th grader Naihema Powell won first place for her play Jack in the Box, and 12th grader Byshera Moore won first place for her play Star Dance

In addition, several other SLA students earned awards! Enthony Chin won second place for The Ticket, Margaret Hohenstein won second place for Silence, Marlyn Mooney won second place for her play Society's Idea of Perfection, Betty Louis won third place for The Struggle for Survival: Ayiti, Bryanna Jones won third place for her play Refuge, and Amani Bey won third place for Grey Boundaries

According to PYPF, "So many strong plays, and so many voices and stories that we do not see represented often."

Way to go SLA playwrights!