Sarah Partlow, a writer from Salt Lake City, was one of 256 talented young artists nationwide to share in $171,400 granted by the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts.

Sarah is a senior at East High School and has attended summer sessions at Lewis and Clark College, Oregon; the College of Eastern Utah, Price; and the University of Utah. A high school teacher, Barbara Murdock, encouraged her in her writing, she said. She received a $500 award from the arts program.