NLAPW Award Duke Ellington High School Students

The National League of American Pen Women honor Duke Ellington High School of the Performing Arts students.

Washington, DC, June 01, 2011 --( Partnering with the Duke Ellington High School of the Performing Arts (DESAP), the National League American Pen Women host a poetry reading awarding student contributions of outstanding merit. Held at the Pen Arts Building located nearby DuPont Circle, Miriam Rapport-Gow and Asha Shannon read selected poetry. To view, visit web link, .

DESAP operates the school under a contract with the District of Columbia Public Schools, which recognizes that the school’s dual arts/academics curriculum requires additional funding in addition to the school system’s basic funding. The contract anticipates supplemental funding by the school system and through outside fundraising and/or partnerships for events with other non-profits.

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The NLAPW in addition to ongoing awards and scholarships extend membership to students who demonstrate commitment to the art, letters, or music disciplines. To qualify, a student must be currently enrolled in a college or university program and applying herself in a category of one or more of the three classifications - art, letters, and music/dance composition. Qualifications, responsibilities, and procedures are handled by regional branches,

Founded in 1897, the NLAPW is a recipient of the Literary Hall of Fame Award in recognition for their contribution to the cultural life of the United States and the George Washington Honor Medal sponsored by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge for their collaborative effort to promote an understanding and appreciation of America’s rich heritage and unique freedoms. For details of activities, visit web site or contact the national headquarters by email at, by phone at 202-785-1997, or by mail at NLAPW, 1300 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036-1973. Or, follow League activities through facebook group National League of American Pen Women or link to ‘YouTube’ NLAPW,

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