Patten’s 2018 Teen Writing Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Patten Free Library Teen Writing Contest! Check out this year’s winning entries here

We’re grateful to the Friends of Patten Free Library; their contribution towards the prizes makes this contest possible.  Thanks also to our judges, Lesley Dolinger and Josephina Gasca, and to the members of the Teen Library Council who also helped with the judging.   


1st Place
Grades 10-12: Rachel Ouellette, “Once Upon A Time”
Grades 7-9: Lora LaRochelle, “No Pressure”

2nd Place
Grades 10-12: Helen Bertlesman, “Star Gazing”
Grades 7-9: Isabel Strelneck

Honorable Mention
Grades 10-12: Mollie Crosby, “The Wall” and Lorelei Pryor, “That Time I Saw A Manatee”
Grades 7-9: Lily Clifford, “A Lost Friend”


1st Place
Grades 7-9: Emma Beauregard, “Visions to Hold”

2nd Place
Grades 7-9: Nina Ryan, “Cuando Llueve (When It Rains)”

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