Officials with the Binghamton City School District say Binghamton High School senior Krystal Laskaris has won both an Honorable Mention and a Silver Key award for her poetry in the Scolastic Art and Writing Awards of 2013.The awards program is presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers and is considered the most prestigious recognition and scholarship program for teenage artists and writers in the U.S.

Krystal is the president of the student organization Writer's Guild and is a full IB diploma candidate. She plans to attend Alfred University in the fall.