Teen Summer Writing Contest Winners

writingOn Tuesday, the winners of the Fifth Annual Teen Summer Writing Contest were announced at a reception held at the Tomball Library. Mary Lindsey, a local author of popular YA novels, was on hand to offer some motivational words on writing and hand out the awards. Hosted in conjunction with the Barbara Bush Branch Library, the Writing Contest was a huge success. Poems and short stories were submitted by teens from both branches, various other HCPL branches, and several 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 – One Second to Know by Grace Martinez
  • 2nd – Earth by Matthew Clark
  • 3rd – Butterfly Garden by Katie Clark

Short Story, 6th-8th Grade

  • 1st – The Case of Stolen Money by Edward Athaide
  • 2nd – Listen by Sydney Peters
  • 3rd – Pointy Ears and a Pitchfork by Rukmini Kalamangalam

Poetry, 9th-12th Grade

  • 1st – The Tree by Hannah Lindsey
  • 2nd – Final Destination by Emily Lindsey
  • 3rd – A Poem about Poems by Kezia Lozano
  • Honorable Mention – Expo by Ally Toto

Short Story, 9th-12th Grade

  • 1st – The Cause by Jadon West
  • 2nd – A True Story (Except for the Shark) by Brandon Ohl
  • 3rd – The Dreamer by Elizabeth Broussard

Flickr CC: Writing Photo by: J. Paxon Reyes