Wicomico Winners in Young Authors Contest from 11 Schools Earn Regional, State Honors
Winners of the 2014-2015 Eastern Shore Reading Council (ESRC) Young Author’s Contest have been announced. Wicomico winners represent 11 schools and most of the grade levels from 2 through 12. Winners from Wicomico County Public Schools placed 1st in eight categories of this year’s ESRC Young Authors Contest.
Entries placing 1st in the Eastern Shore Reading Council contest were forwarded to the state level for judging. Two Wicomico authors who won 1st place at the state level – Kayla Thornton of Parkside High and Alison Sahler of James M. Bennett High – will be recognized during the SoMIRAC (State of Maryland International Reading Association Council) conference April 15 in Hunt Valley, Md.
The Eastern Shore Reading Council will honor all of this year’s Young Author’s Contest winners (including the Wicomico winners listed below) at an April 9 reception at Salisbury University. Students from Wicomico County Public Schools who achieved a 1st-place finish at the local and/or recognition at the state level will also be recognized at the May 5 Wicomico County Board of Education Awards & Recognitions Night.
Congratulations to all of these award-winning Young Authors, and to the teachers who sponsored their participation in this year’s contest.
Grade 3 Poetry
2nd – Ethan Power, North Salisbury Elementary, A Day in Minecraft
Grade 3 Short Story
3rd – Phebe C. Burke, North Salisbury Elementary, Hop Home!
Grade 4 Poetry
1st – Laura Rogers, Delmar Elementary, Fighting for Freedom
3rd – Tajhzmir Pinder, Glen Avenue Elementary, Cambridge, Maryland
Grade 4 Short Story
2nd – Rebecca Holland, Glen Avenue Elementary, The Lonely Vampire
Grade 5 Poetry
1st – Rosemary Schmuff, North Salisbury Elementary, Music to My Ears
2nd – Jonta Lee, North Salisbury Elementary, True Friends
Grade 5 Short Story
1st – Katie Mitchell, Fruitland Intermediate, The Bad Dog
3rd – Robyn Fielding-Jones, Northwestern Elementary, The Interesting Vacation
Grade 6 Poetry
1st – Rylie Green, Mardela Middle, Words and Voice
2nd – Alyssa M. Boltz, Mardela Middle, Wild at Heart
Grade 6 Short Story
1st – Noah Hornstein, Salisbury Middle, The Identity Thief
3rd – Grace Arb, Salisbury Middle, Untitled
Grade 8 Poetry
2nd – Zoe Michelle Bradshaw, Mardela Middle, Bridge to Burn
Grade 8 Short Story
2nd – Ally Yeager, Pittsville Middle, The Dream
3rd – Mia Fisher, Salisbury Middle, Wanted
Grade 9 Poetry
1st – Alison Sahler, James M. Bennett High, Child’s Utopia. Alison’s poem placed 1st for 9th grade poetry at the state level.
2nd – Christy Sun, James M. Bennett High, Improvisation
Grade 9 Short Story
1st – Abigail Reilly, James M. Bennett High, Untitled
2nd – Maddy Sherwood, James M. Bennett High, Love Doesn’t See Color
3rd – Sabrien Abdelrahman, Wicomico High, Intuition
Grade 10 Poetry
2nd – Dhritisha Chakroborty, James M. Bennett High, Depth
Grade 11 Poetry
3rd – Wahed Abdullah, Parkside High, Where I’m From
Grade 11 Short Story
2nd – Hanna Holland, Parkside High, Anxious
3rd – Phina Jeannite, James M. Bennett High, A Rose in Salty Water
Grade 12 Poetry
2nd – Taylor Eyo, James M. Bennett High, The Little Green Bug
3rd – Jarrett Braxton Reeves, Wicomico High, Malignant Tumor
Grade 12 Short Story
1st – Kayla Thornton, Parkside High, Funeral: View of the Deceased. Kayla’s story placed 1st for 12th grade short story at the state level.
2nd – Tristan Bullion, Wicomico High, Beautiful Irony