milia Wisniewski, senior at Platte County R-3 High School, is this year’s winner of The Landmark English Award. Emilia is destined for Boston University to study journalism, with goals including to work as investigative journalist post-college and eventually write and publish a novel. The Landmark English award, which includes $150 cash and a certificate, was created by The Landmark Newspaper in 1982 to foster an interest in the English language and is given annually to a senior at Platte County High School. The winner is chosen by a faculty panel at the high school. Emilia is the daughter of Krzysztof and Sabina Wisniewski of Platte City. In her work for the high school newspaper and also for the yearbook, Emilia has won two All-Missouri awards (yearbook writing 2020 and newspaper feature story 2021) and two Excellent awards (yearbook writing 2020 and newspaper opinion 2021). She is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), girls swim team, Character Council, World Language Club, National Honor Society, Pirates Serve and Pirates R.O.C.K.
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