This past summer, Tomball Library hosted a teen writing contest in conjunction with the Barbara Bush Branch Library. Teens were invited to enter in four categories: poetry and short story for younger and older teens. Judges were thrilled at the number of well-crafted and imaginative entries in all categories. Winners were announced at a reception held at the Tomball Library for the participants and their family and friends. Congratulations to all who participated and to the winners!

Poetry, Ages 12-15
1st: Cayla Busby, “Lies”
2nd: Terri Nicole Boutte, “Run”
3rd: Vanessa Wilcox, “The Persecution”
Honorable Mention: Brandi Ransom, “I Wish They Would Know”
Short Story, Ages 12-15
1st: Hira S. Chaudhary, “Man or Beast”
2nd: Jasmine Washington, “A Dark Road to Nowhere”
3rd: Celia Watson, “Forever Free”
Poetry, Ages 15-18
1st: Ashley Herrera, “A Peaceful Place”
2nd: Aisha Bouderdaben, “Fantasy
3rd: Kristi Vo, “Grayscale”
Short Story, Ages 15-18
1st: Terazha Pitts, Untitled
2nd: Aisha Bouderdaben, “Chasing Von”
3rd: Elizabeth deSpain, “Prom Night”
Honorable Mention: Marie Chenevert, “Blu”
This entry brought to you by Kimberly Clutter, Young Adult Librarian.