First Ever High School Writers Competition Winners Announced!

by admin Conference News, Uncategorized. Posted on May 1, 2012.

We were thrilled with the number and quality of the entries we received in our first ever High School Writers Competition (generously sponsored by 2011 Keynote Chelsea Cain).  Nearly thirty teens from our region boldly threw their hat in the literary ring and we were blown away by their talent and enthusiasm.  Truly to all: kudos, congrats and thank you!

We would like to further congratulate this year’s Grand Prize Winner and Honorable Mentions:

Grand Prize Winner of the 2012 High School Writers Competition:

Hypernormal” by Alexandrea Nessi of Eastmont Jr. High (Ninth Grade).  Click Here to Read her Winning Entry!

About herself and her winning entry, Alexandrea says, “I first started truly writing when I was in the 6th grade, where my teacher, Angie McGinnis, encouraged us to write our own stories.  I started a small novel.  . . . Hypernormal (It’s been put aside for a couple of years but I’ve just now revisited it) and I took the prologue, condensed and edited it, and submitted it.  That was my first real story–in the making for 3 years.  I live with my grandmother, Susan Brabrook McDonald, in East Wenatchee.”

Judges’ Top Picks For Honorable Mention:

The Night” by Kassandra Leighton of Cashmere High School (Twelfth Grade)

It Was You Who Found Me” by Morgan Olsen of West Side High School (Twelfth Grade)

Bea: A Cinderella Twist” by Carissa Climer of Wenatchee High School (Twelfth Grade)

Click Here to Read the Winning Honorable Mention Entries!