Amongst the paintings, poetry, essays, and more displayed in the Old Town Newhall Library for the annual “Young Artists and Authors Showcase” through Sister Cities International is a profound essay written by a Saugus High School student, who took on the topic “Global Citizens: Resilient Communities” with well thought out sentences and insight.
Katherine Denzin’s essay “Similarities and Differences” is a National Essay Finalist for the 2019 contest. Her words will now be touring across the country, making stops in multiple cities and is currently in Santa Clarita until February 27, 2020.
Aside from Denzin’s essay, there are paintings, poems, photographs, and essays from students across the country that are also national finalists in the Young Artists and Authors Showcase; their work is also on display in the Old Town Newhall Library until February 27, upon when the exhibition moves to its next stop on its national tour.
The Young Artists and Authors Showcase, or YAAS, is an annual contest that encourages youth from around the globe to express the mission of Sister Cities International through original artwork, literature, film, and photography.
Santa Clarita is a member of Sister Cities International and has two sister cities: Tena, Ecuador and Sariaya, Philippines. For more information about Santa Clarita Sister Cities, to view upcoming events, or to find out how to submit for the 2020 YAAS contest, visit http://scvipsantaclarita.org/.(c) 2020 SCVTV