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Amy Charles Short Prose Writing Contest

6th-8th Grade

First Place

“Book Boy” by Kelsey Bell

Wake County Public Schools, Salem Middle School. Sponsor: Jennifer Howland.

Second Place

“Riches” by Genesis Clark

Guilford County Public Schools, Southeast Middle School. Sponsor: Margaret McEnally

9th-12th Grade

First Place

“Conquest” by Amina Cheboubi

Gaston County Public Schools, Ashbrook High School. Sponsor: Jesse Birnstihl

Second Place

“One Hour” by Marguerite Batta

Research Triangle High School in Durham County. Sponsor: Deborah Brown

Third Place

“The Mermaid” by Savanna Solchenberger

Discovery High School in Newton, NC (Catawba County). Sponsor: Keith Wilson

Fourth Place

“Sunburn” by Allison Bradshaw

Gaston County Public Schools, Ashbrook High School. Sponsor: Jesse Birnstihl

Fifth Place

”Color” by Caroline Greene

Gaston County Public Schools, Ashbrook High School. Sponsor: Jesse Birnstihl

North Carolina Poet Laureate Contest

6th-8th Grade

Winner

“Marigold” by Louise Cummins

Henderson County Public Schools, Hendersonville Middle School. Sponsor: Anne Boyette

Second Place

“Broken Walls” by Amanda Parrish

Pender County Public Schools, Topsail Middle School. Sponsor: Michelle Garrett

9th-12th Grade

Winner

“Colliding Accents” by Amina Cheboubi

Gaston County Public Schools, Ashbrook High School. Sponsor: Jesse Birnstihl

Second Place

“Origami” by Rachel Matsumara

Wake County Public Schools, Enloe High School. Sponsor: Joyce Nelson

A Story Well Told: Digital Storytelling Contest

3rd - 5th

No Entries

6th - 8th

“Rachel’s Challenge” by Eduard Nadra

Lincoln Charter School in Denver, NC (Lincoln County). Sponsor: Trisha Amos

9th - 12th

No Entries

Collegiate

"Continuing the Legacy" by Maria Miller

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Sponsor: Stephanie West-Puckett