Congratulations to the winners of our 2nd Annual Writing Contest!

We want to shout out a big “thank you” to all of the students who submitted entries in this year’s Teen Writing Contest. We appreciate all of the time, thought, and hard work that went into this year’s submissions. You made it a success. The judges have announced the results, and we are pleased to congratulate this year’s winners in the short fiction category and the memoir category for two separate age groups:

Short Fiction

1st Prize ($100)
Grades 7-9: William Rines, “How to Handle the Apocalypse”
Grades 10-12: Jassmine Goldman, “Goodbyes”

2nd Prize ($50)
Grades 7-9 (tie): Ryan Fitzmaurice, “The Inmate” & Laurel Swanson, “Equinox”
Grades 10-12: Elizabeth Porter, “The Weaver”

Honorable Mention ($25)
Grades 10-12: Emma Harrington, “This Is a Story About You”

Memoir

1st Prize ($100)
Grades 7-9: Gabrielle Taylor, “Gymnastics”
Grades 10-12: Emma Berkowitz, “The Road Home”

2nd Prize ($50)
Grades 7-9: Dylan Haycock, “Everything Is Terrible”
Grades 10-12: Carl Suter, “Guarded by Dragons and Ducks”

Keep writing, everybody!

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