Literary Award Winners
have chosen the prize winners for the fifth annual Literary Awards,
presented to students in grades seven through 12.
went to Libby Schreffler for two
marvelously crafted short stories, "Roy and Juliet" and
"Big Top Horror." "Roy and Juliet" took the
unusual approach of presenting a Bonnie and Clyde-style tale written
as a roughly 1940s piece of pulp fiction. It was the unanimous
choice of the judges.
Glinski took second prize for
"Veterans," a patriotic-themed story with an ending that
took all the judges by surprise.
updating Greek myth in a modern setting with an undercurrent of
horror (and another "trick" ending), garnered third
of Walking (To the Top of the World)" brought Danielle
Reeser fourth prize for an
impassioned call to interact with the world more directly than we
tend to do these virtual-reality days.
Myers's melancholy poem, "A
Lost Friendship," received honorable
The top four
winners will receive cash prizes, and all five students chosen will
be honored at the high school awards assembly, scheduled for May 28
at 1:30 p.m.
preliminary round, the judges also singled out the following
students for their superior contributions:
Bedford, Dane Carpenter, Brittany Halbfoerster, Leona Hatch, Lilly
Houseknecht, Jessica King, Aaron Kinsey, Anastasia Miller, Ayianna
Petty, Anastasia Schiele, Keith Seeley, and Sam Skoranski.
along with that of the official prize winners, will appear in the
upcoming issue of the Arts Council's "Hills and Valleys"
magazine. Visual artwork winners in the earlier Youth Art
competition will also be featured in "Hills and Valleys,"
which will be distributed free after the awards ceremony to any
student interested in picking up a copy.
Judges for the
literary contest were Cat Badger, Derek Davis, Connie Hatch and
Megan Kiner (herself a previous winner of the top Literary Award).