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Aruna Balasubramanian ‘18 

Aruna Balasubramanian, a senior at Harriton High School, attended the French International School of Philadelphia from Pre-K3 through 8th grade. In her eighth grade year at FISOP, she started writing a novel in her spare time.  She worked on it during the pandemic and submitted it to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition, beginning with the regional (Philadelphia) level.   
We are happy to report that Aruna won a National Scholastic Writing Award, Silver Medal, in 2021, for this work in the Novel category.  Her novel is a work of dystopian fiction for middle-school readers called Escaping Eden.
Congratulations Aruna!