Poetic Power

A Creative Communication blog

Featured Student Writer: Mollie Simon

on November 27, 2012

Mollie Simon is a junior at Chamblee Charter High School in Georgia.  Her essay, “Strawberry Pancakes“, was selected as a Top Ten Winner for the Summer 2012 national essay contest.

Mollie’s passion is food, and her ultimate dream in life is to own a Bed and Breakfast. Before she gets there though, she hopes to make writing a big part of her future, though she is not sure yet in what capacity that will be.

Currently, Mollie is the co-editor of her school newspaper, “The Blue & Gold”, and is the president of her school’s Technology Student Association.  In her free time, she loves to bake, sew, felt, do aikido (a form of defensive martial arts), and take naps with her dog, Cotton.

“I have always been very passionate about food, and I have been lucky in that my parents let me into the kitchen at an early age,” Mollie explains. “My family often has big gatherings for the Jewish holidays, and we love to bake and cook for those occasions.

My essay submission, ‘Strawberry Pancakes’, was inspired by a trip I took with my family to Maine. On our trip, we stopped in the small town of Stonington, and it was there that I found world’s best pancakes. That was not my only run in with food on the trip though. When my sister and I read that whoopie pies were a specialty of Maine’s, we made it our mission to buy and try every one we came across from food stands at antique markets, to a lobster restaurant on the harbor in Portland.”

The picture shown is from Mollie’s trip to Maine.

Mollie was introduced to Creative Communication in eighth grade when her teacher Linda Chenoweth had all of her students enter a piece into one of our essay contests. “Since then, I have always tried to enter your contests and share my work! Thank you again for the opportunities to make that possible!”

To learn more about our national writing contests, please visit www.PoeticPower.com.

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