Roncalli’s Shayla Cabalan was one of 16 high school seniors from across the nation to receive the Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards’ highest national honor, the Gold Medal Portfolio, which comes with a $10,000 scholarship.
Cabalan’s short story “Bad Ending” won the American Voices Medal. Her work titled “Prophet” won the gold medal in the writing portfolio category. She has been invited to the national ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York on June 2.
She joins Andy Warhol, Stephen King, Truman Capote, Ken Burns and Sylvia Plath in winning the award.