Poetic Power

A Creative Communication blog

Featured Student Writer: Allan Purcell

on November 21, 2013

Allan PurcellAllan Purcell recently graduated from First Academy in Florida with high honors.  While there, Allan  played football and soccer.  He is a member of the National Honor Society, as well as the National Forensic League.  Allan successfully debated in Boston at the Harvard Forensic Debate Tournament.

Allan is currently majoring in Popular Music with a minor in Creative Writing at Palm Beach Atlantic University.  He successfully auditioned to be in the University’s School of Music and Fine Arts and has received significant academic and music scholars.

Composing, arranging, and performing musical pieces are some of Allan’s passions.  He successfully won an international contest as a guest vocalist with the American rock group, Anberlin, by performing an original arrangement of one of their songs.  He also had the opportunity to sing on their newest release album, Vital.

“Importance and worth is dictated to us by the culture in which we live.” Allan explains, “In my essay, Dirty Dishrag, I challenge these cultural ideas.  Even if overlooked and often tossed aside, the work of the dishrag serves to enhance the crystal, china and other ‘stars’ of the dinner table.  All people and jobs are of worth; we all have something important to contribute and shouldn’t be overlooked or taken for granted just because society may deem it not to be pretty enough, rich enough or successful enough.  We need to look within and see the beauty and important contributions of everyone.”

Allan’s future goals include working within the music industry while pursuing a career in entertainment law.

To learn more about our national writing contests, visit http://www.PoeticPower.com.


One response to “Featured Student Writer: Allan Purcell

  1. […] Congratulations to Jackie and all of her students who are now published writers! We look forward to seeing more work from her very talented students. You can read Allan Purcell’s Top Ten essay by clicking here and see his feature on our blog here. […]

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