National Student poet en Meet Mercer Island's Own National Student Poet <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Meet Nathan Cummings, a senior at Mercer Island High School and one of five chosen National Student Poets.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&quot;It&#39;s like a crazy fever dream,&quot; said Cummings of having been awarded the highest recognition of its kind for young literary minds.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;The awards are part of the&nbsp;</span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Scholastic Art and Writing Awards</a>. They&#39;re&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">administered by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, the President&#39;s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Cummings</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;flew to Washington, D.C. last month for the ceremony where he met Joyce Carol Oates and Michelle Obama.</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 10290 at Meet Mercer Island's Own National Student Poet