Mercer Island High School http://www.kplu.org en Meet Mercer Island's Own National Student Poet http://www.kplu.org/post/meet-mercer-islands-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="http://www.artandwriting.org/student-showcase/award-winning-works/" 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 http://www.kplu.org Meet Mercer Island's Own National Student Poet Monday morning's headlines: Funding higher ed, Seahawks in playoffs, and M.I. High in London http://www.kplu.org/post/monday-mornings-headlines-funding-higher-ed-seahawks-playoffs-and-mi-high-london <P><EM>Washington looks for better ways to fund higher education, the Seahawks claim the NFC West title and a playoff berth, and Mercer Island High's band prances through London's New Year's parade. Mon, 03 Jan 2011 14:20:55 +0000 KPLU News Staff 454 at http://www.kplu.org Monday morning's headlines: Funding higher ed, Seahawks in playoffs, and M.I. High in London