For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — Muhammad Abidi, a freshman at Marshfield High School, recently received recognition in the 2016 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards presented by Still Waters Collective. Adibi’s work titled “The Common Power” garnered an honorable mention.
Over 140,000 submissions were received in the contest. Some of America’s most celebrated writers were once given this same award, including Sylvia Plath, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, Truman Capote, and Lena Dunham.
Abidi’s story is about the president elect of the United States — the first Muslim to be elected — who is shot at his inauguration speech. “The Common Power” is about the power of the common man, and the president elect’s message is about equality and unity. In the story Abidi wrote, “His facial expressions are becoming more straight and angular, but his eyes are sparkling in the sunlight with intuition and contemplation.”
Abidi plans to attend college and study medical science after his graduation from Marshfield High School.