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Whidbey Island Writers Association announces winners

The Whidbey Island Writers Association has announced the winners of its middle and high school writing contest for 2008.

Awards were given in poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Winners received ribbons, certificates and prizes.

Winners in grades nine through 12 were: fiction, first place, Scott McPherson (Oak Harbor High School), second place, Lily Doyle (Coupeville High School), third place, Cristin Lode (Oak Harbor High School); non-fiction, first place, Adrianna Royal (Home Connection), second place, Abigail Owens (Cedar Program); poetry, first place, Samantha Beville (Oak Harbor High School), second place, Adrianna Royal (Home Connection), third place, William Hammond (Oak Harbor High School) and honorable mention, Meijiao Jachning (Oak Harbor High School).

Winners in grades six through eight were: fiction, first place, Sydney Mann (Langley Middle School), second place, James Owens (Cedar Program), third place, Jack Hood (Cedar Program), honorable mention, Cassie Thomson (Langley Middle School); non-fiction, first place, Tristan Applegate (Cedar Program), second place, Dana Hallahan (home schooled), third place, Sylvie Kaul-Anderson (Langley Middle School), honorable mention, Sommer Harris (Langley Middle School); poetry, first place, Alina Davis (Langley Middle School), second place, Scarlet Inches (Langley Middle School), third place, Chelsey Schultz (Langley Middle School), honorable mention, Anjella Alejo (Oak Harbor Middle School), honorable mention, Sommer Harris (Langley Middle School).

Winning submissions are displayed in a special binder at each Sno-Isle Library.

The association wishes to thank all the students who participated, their parents, their teachers and the Sno-Isle librarians.

If you would like to volunteer to help with next yearÂ’s contest, contact the Whidbey Island Writers Association office at 331-6714.

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