“On the edge, Lily totters. She knows there are “Mysteries to uncover” in her future, yet she is equally enthralled with her familial, though unfamiliar, past. Her imagination inhabits mermaids and moon people. She confides that “My Lily is too fast for me.” For those of us on the other side of the edge, we can only delight.”
—Rabbi Shai Cherry, Ph.D.Director, Abraham Ratner
Torah School, Tifereth Israel Synagogue, San Diego
“Lily Greenberg Call is already exhibiting remarkable literary talents at a very young age. She has won several poetry contests sponsored by the Laguna Beach Library and was also one of the featured poets for National Poetry Month in Orange County, CA. She has a lively imagination and a very bright future.”
—John Gardiner, Poet and Gifted Students Academy, U. of CA, Irvine, Instructor
Lily Greenberg Call is twelve years old. She placed first in the Laguna Beach Library Poetry Contest for eight consecutive years. In first grade, Lily won first place in the Capistrano district-wide Reflections contest for her poem and multi-media artwork entitled: “If the Statue of Liberty were a Person.” In 2007, she received an award for Excellence in Reading in the 4th grade accelerated APAAS program through the Irvine Unified School District. Other writing awards and honors include: the Moontide Press August 2008 Poet of the Month, the MENSA 2009 first place award for Poetry, and finalist in the Barnes & Noble 2006 Poetry Contest. She has been a featured poet at various readings in Orange County during National Poetry Month. Other publications include The Magee Park Poets 2010 Anthology. Her art has been featured at the Orange County Imagination Celebration and at the MENSA 2009 Creative Urge Festival, where she won third place. Also a classical and jazz pianist, she has performed solo in many recitals and festivals and has received the California Music Teacher’s Association Certificate of Merit in 2009 and 2010. In 2007, Lily was awarded High Honors from the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, and was the youngest student to be admitted into the UCI Gifted Academy. A merit scholar at her current school, she is a philanthropist at heart, and dedicates her spare time to world hunger, child trafficking and disappearing honeybees.