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.

  • Thursday, June 26, 2008 12:17am
  • Life

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 year’s contest, contact the Whidbey Island Writers Association office at 331-6714.

More in Life

Mucking about for clams

‘Digging for Dinner’ a popular Sound Water activity

Scorch is a play about gender identification showing at Outcast’s black box theater on the Island County fairgrounds June 13-17. It’s a one-person play, performed by Carmen Berkeley. Director and co-producer Ty Molbak went to middle school in Langley was was active in Whidbey Children’s Theater. Both will be seniors at Rutgers University in the fall. One scene in the play “Scorch” portrays the main character looking into mirrors and wondering what others see.
‘Scorch’ looks at first love and ‘gender fraud’

Irish play revolves around one character’s confusion

Whidbey Island Garden Tour highlights five homes

Tickets still available for Saturday event

Jordan Shelley, 18, stands outside his home in Greenbank. He recently received the Sydney S. McIntyre Jr Scholarship from Skagit Valley College to go toward his tuition at the University of Washington. Shelley will pursue his childhood dream of becoming a doctor. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group
SVC grad earns full 2-year scholarship to UW

A lot has changed since Jordan Shelley was 7 years old and… Continue reading

Couple creates Whidbey’s first commercial cidery

Driftwood Hard Cider taps into growing market

‘Slowgirl’ explores the human condition in intimate setting

Even with significant professional credentials, the latest offering from Whidbey’s Outcast Theatre… Continue reading

Homegrown ‘Frijole Friday’

Fundraiser features student crops, cooking

Scott Swenson, a National Park Service carpenter, puts the final pieces in on a ramp on the newly restored Pratt Sheep Barn. The 1930s barn will serve as a classroom one it officially opens in July. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group
Historic sheep barn repurposed

Tucked away on the Pratt Loop Trail, a formerly dilapidated 1930s sheep… Continue reading

‘Art with a Message’

Students worldview a kaleidoscope of visions

Hometown Hero: Lewis Pope

Once every year a South Whidbey senior is chosen by the South… Continue reading

Shhh…it’s a surprise party for old-timer Bill Lanning

Friends, customers invited to celebrate former owner of Bill’s Feed Tack

New look for familiar frozen treat

Whidbey Island Ice Cream gets a modern makeover