Two Franklin High School juniors will travel to Washington D.C. this summer where they will be honored for their writing skills.

Jinsun Kim and Sam Walsh each earned an all-expense paid trip to the nation’s capital after being named winners in the Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTEMC) Washington Youth Tour Creative Writing Contest.

Each year, eleventh grade English teachers at Franklin High assign their students an essay based around the contest’s requirements. They choose the best essays in each of their classes and submit them to be judged. Prizes are awarded for the top papers at school, county, area and state-wide levels.

Jinsun and Sam were selected to win $100 and join only 15 students in the MTEMC service area to travel to Washington D.C. Sam was also named the overall winner from the MTEMC service area, which means his story will be published in the Tennessee Magazine.

“Jinsun and Sam are both excellent students who used creative approaches to answer the MTEMC short story prompt,” said FHS English teacher Kelly McElhiney. “Both stories were engaging and unique. They will represent Franklin High School and Williamson County well on the Washington Youth Tour.”