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."