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Calvert Hall grad wins $62,000 Washington College literary prize

The Baltimore Sun
May 15, 2015

Alexander R. Vidiani, a Calvert Hall graduate from Hunt Valley, won the largest student literary prize in the nation Friday.

A panel of professors selected the 22-year-old Washington College senior as the winner of the school's Sophie Kerr Prize, which this year is worth $62,900.

"I'm very lightheaded," Vidiani said after receiving word of the honor. He said plans to pursue a career in poetry and likely would use the money to help pay for a graduate degree.

"I really began taking my poetry seriously my freshman year," he said. "I have a fair amount of poetry I believe that can be sent out into the world."

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