The Burlington Writers Club annually sponsors the Student Writing Contest to recognize exceptional student writers in Alamance County.
An award ceremony was recently held at Alamance Community College. A total of 11 schools submitted 186 entries from grades 3-12: 110 private schools, 3 home schools, and 73 public schools.
Contest entries were, broken down by category:
• elementary school poetry, 8; middle school poetry, 16; high school poetry, 57; elementary school fiction, 44; middle school fiction, 37; and high school fiction, 24.
Winners were, by grade and category:
• Elementary Fiction – 1st place, Ian Frueh; 2nd place, Elisa Palmer; 3rd place, Elaina Meredith; and Honorable Mention, Collin Newsome.
Elementary Poetry – 1st place, Jacob Hornaday; 2nd place, Axel Freeze; 3rd place, Maxwell Stakely; and Honorable Mention, Emery Bryan.
• Middle School Fiction – 1st place, Amy Hutchinson; 2nd place, Avery LaPlante; 3rd place, Luke Law; and Honorable Mention, Ethan Otero.
Middle School Poetry – 1st place, Ana Elizabeth Hamilton; 2nd place, Katie Beth Jourdan; 3rd place, Landon Dickey; and Honorable Mention, Amy Hutchinson.
• High School Fiction – 1st place, Emma Thrasher; 2nd place, Emma Smith; 3rd place, Camryn Robertson; and Honorable Mention, Hannah Ferencik.
High School Poetry – 1st place, Brooke Garrett; 2nd place, Will Jones; 3rd place, Jace Kohl; and Honorable Mention, Maddie Spencer.