Art Exhibition Gallery

Chloe-Amelie Aikman, Staff Writer

In light of the recent NAHS Exhibition held in the Media Center April 3-13, the Pep O’ Plant invited students to respond to the visual imagery of their peers with literary creations of their own. Accepting poetry, short stories and prose over the span of a week, this issue seeks to showcase the creative talent and written works produced by the student body.

While all selected entries are to be published online at, the top three submissions are included in this special edition – and final print – of the 2017-2018 Pep O’ Plant newspaper. Winning entries were determined based on a weighted criteria, with points awarded for originality, word choice, composition and their strength of relationship to a selected work from the Art Exhibition.

The following pages include the three highest-scoring entries alongside the pieces that inspired their creation, and in addition to their selection for publication, winning entrants are to receive a monetary prize (via gift cards) as further reward.

The first contest hosted of its kind, the Pep O’ Plant is honored to present these works – and will be keeping the student body updated on upcoming opportunities to continue this partnership between the young artists and writers on campus with our school publication.