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Krieger Schechter Day School fifth-grader wins award in Letters About Literature contest

Krieger Schechter Day School fifth-grader wins award in Letters About Literature contest

Ten-year-old Gillian Blum knew just what to do when she realized that a schedule conflict would prevent her from reading her award-winning letter in person at an April 12 ceremony to recognize the winners of the Letters About Literature contest. So while Gillian was dancing in a recital in Reisterstown, the crowd that had gathered in the Wheeler Auditorium at the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore to see winners read their letters instead saw a video of Gillian reading the letter she had written to Brian Selznick, author of "The Invention of Hugo Cabret." Gillian had made the video herself. "I would like to be a professional film editor," Gillian said, reached by...

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