Bosarge Awarded Silver Key Award

BILOXI, Miss- St. Patrick Catholic High School student Emilia Bosarge ’25 was recently recognized for her talented writing skills.

She was awarded the Silver Key award in Flash Fiction for the 2020 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

Last year, more than 330,000 teens between 7th and 11th grade entered this contest in various categories. 

Since 1923, the Awards have recognized some of America’s most celebrated artists and writers while they were teenagers, including: Tschabalala Self, Stephen King, Kay WalkingStick, Charles White, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andy Warhol. 

Her paper, titled “Destination; Deliverance” talks about the tragic death of a family friend. She submitted the essay, not thinking it would lead to anything.

“I was very surprised to get the award, because I did not expect to get anything at all,” Bosarge ’25 said.

Bosarge said she’s always really liked writing, but has delved into it a lot more in the last year.

“If there is something going on that I feel strongly about I like to write about it,” she continued. 

Bosarge will travel to Jackson in April for the official awards ceremony for her region.

She is now eligible to enter her submission in another competition for a chance to attend a writing workshop during the summer.


St. Patrick Catholic High School is a faith-based, college preparatory high school in Biloxi, Mississippi and named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in 2019. Established in 2007, St. Patrick is the premier secondary educational institution in South Mississippi and strives each day to Educate Scholars, Train Disciples, and Support Champions. St. Patrick is proud to report a 100% college matriculation rate, ACT and SAT scores that far exceed the state and national averages, and a rich history of Catholic education founded in the traditional roots of our legacy schools of St. John High School, Mercy Cross High School, Notre Dame High School, and Sacred Heart Academy.