Medina High School sophomores Alena Law, Devon McMackin, Hailie Payne, Cam Ratliff, and Taylor Rudolph recently placed in the 2016 Cleveland Clinic eXpressions™ writing contest. Devon McMackin and Taylor Rudolph received honorable mention and Alena Law, Hailie Payne and Cam Ratliff received white ribbons. They were selected from Kelli Offenberger’s Honors Sophomore Language Arts class, which participated in the contest by writing creative works based on medical research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic.
This year’s contest included entries from 51 high schools throughout Northeast Ohio. All of the winning students will receive gift cards and will be honored during a reception at the Cleveland Clinic’s Global Center for Health Innovation in February.
Launched in 2005, eXpressions™ is an award winning educational initiative that utilizes creative writing to engage high school students in the exploration of science and medicine.