Teen Summer Writing Contest Winners

fountain penLast week, the winners of the Teen Summer Writing Contest were announced at a reception held at the Tomball Library. Hosted in conjunction with the Barbara Bush Branch Library, the Writing Contest was a huge success. Over 100 entries were submitted by teens from both branches, various other HCPL branches, and five states across the country. Thanks to all the teens who wrote and submitted fantastic entries!

Congratulations to all our winners for their outstanding poems and short stories!

Poetry, 6th-8th Grade:
1st – Tortillas by Kezia Lozano
2nd – The Parting by Jade Shuffler
3rd – The Race by Jadé Oremosu

Short Story, 6th-8th Grade
1st – Grass Crosses by Kezia Lozano
2nd – What You Really Hear When You Hold a Seashell to Your Ear by Samah Khan
3rd – The Scan by Stephen Price

Poetry, 9th-12th Grade
1st – The Monster by Hafsa Bouderdaben
2nd – Under the Words by Ally Toto
3rd – In the Grass, Under the Tree by Meaghan Kelly

Short Story, 9th-12th Grade
1st – Forgetting Myself by Hafsa Bouderdaben
2nd – Breaking Normal by Kanika Bhandari
3rd – The Half-Man by Muneeb Khan

Flickr CC: Writing Photo by: Gregory Wake