Arya Sundaram, an 11th-grader at Raleigh Charter High School, earned a Regional Gold Key, two Regional Silver Keys and an honorable mention for her submissions to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
The national competition recognizes excellence in the arts.
The annual competition receives more than 200,000 submissions from seventh- to 12th-graders.
Arya of Cary submitted poems Spinal Chord and Charged. She submitted Wide Eyed and Barely Six Years Old as a script and a short story that was inspired by a mixture of odd things she encountered and what shes learned.