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Horizon staff recognized nationally for their writing

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Horizon staff recognized nationally for their writing

Pictured above: Mr. Belanger (left) meets with publisher, Otto Penzler (right), at The Mysterious Bookshop in New York.

Derrick Belanger, learning specialist at Horizon High School, has been nationally recognized for his writing. First, his story "The Adventure of the Misquoted Macbeth" was included in The Mysterious Bookshop Presents the Best Mystery Stories of the Year, 2023. NY Times bestselling author Amor Towles selected Mr. Belanger’s story out of more than 3,000 entries.

Letter of Award

Mr. Belanger also won an award in Fiction and Poetry from The Arthur Conan Doyle Society. The award was for his story, "The Joyce-Armstrong Confession" which appeared in the 2023 edition of the journal Steel True, Blade Straight.

Special thanks to the Horizon High School community for submitting this Five Star Story.

This story exemplifies our ELEVATE Focus Area: World-Class Staff. Sharing stories about how staff is compensated, supported and trained to foster student success and family partnerships.

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