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Student writers selected for awards

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.

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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.

Elementary School winners are pictured, left to right: Jacob Hornaday, Axel Freeze, Collin Newsome, Elaina Meredith, Elise Palmer, and Ian Frueh.

• 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.

Middle School winners are pictured, left to right: Katie Beth Jourdan, Amy Hutchinson, Landon Dickey, Ana Elizabeth Hamilton, and Avery LaPlante.

• 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.

High School winners are pictured, left to right: Brooke Garrett, Emma Thrasher, and Jace Kohl.

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