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Alex Alves (Class I) has been named a finalist for her fiction writing in the annual nationwide competition held by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA). Along with other finalists from around the country, she will travel to Miami in January for the NFAA week-long conference. She will read her work, attend seminars and meet with other young writers. Every year, the NFAA awards a select group of high school students who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in areas such as performance, music and creative writing. This year, four Milton students received recognition from the NFAA in the 2007 Arts Recognition and Talent Search.

Other Milton award winners included Hannah Pulit (Class I) and Tara Venkatraman (Class I), who received Honorable Mentions for their fiction and poetry, respectively. Elise Wanger (Class I) (pictured here) received Honorable Mention in the category of Theater. Award winners were selected by a panel of professional artists and were chosen from among thousands of submissions. Each student will be awarded a cash prize for her accomplishment.