Meet Juliet Lubwama: national student poet and a member of Class of 2022

The Daily Pennsylvanian
April 17, 2018

Juliet Lubwama, a national student poet, will be joining the University of Pennsylvania's Class of 2022.

Lubwama, a senior at Downingtown STEM Academy in Downingtown, Pa., said she chose Penn over several other schools, including Harvard University and Yale University.

Last year, the Scholastic Awards recognized Lubwama as a 2017 Northeast National Student Poet. According to Scholastic Awards Public Relations Director Cathy Lasiewicz, after being selected out of tens of thousands of poetry submissions, top writers go through rigorous adjudication by prize-winning writers, such as former United States poet laureates. For each different geographical region of the U.S., only five poets are honored as representatives.

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