Teen Writing Contest 2019

Announcing the 2019 Teen Writing Contest winners!

We had so many excellent submissions this year--thank you all! Check out the names of our winners below. Click on the title to download a copy of the story!

Grades 6 & 7

1st Place: Kera Olson (7th Grade) for "Taken"
2nd Place: Emma Langerock (6th Grade) for "The Christmas Catastrophe"
3rd Place: Laila Miller (7th Grade) for "Jonathon"

Grades 8 & 9

1st Place: Kennedy Blechinger (8th Grade) for "What Took You So Long?"
2nd Place: Esther Rabenberg (9th Grade) for "Food Fight"
3rd Place: Grace K. (8th Grade) for "Camp SpringValley and the Oil Heist"

Grades 10-12

1st Place: Aubrey Baumann (11th Grade) for "How the Tree Found Her Roots"
2nd Place: Emily Pugach (11th Grade) for "His One Shot"
3rd Place: Natasha Perez (11th Grade) for "The Cycle"


First, second, and third place were chosen from three grade groups (6th & 7th, 8th & 9th, and 10th-12th) based on the following criteria:

  • Plot
  • Characters
  • Use of language
  • Grammar/syntax
  • Adherence to rules

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