Teen Summer Writing Contest Winners

writingOn Tuesday, the winners of the Sixth Annual Teen Summer Writing Contest were announced at a reception held at the Tomball Library. Crystal Allen, a local author of popular YA and children’s 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 ten 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 – Waltz of the Season Sisters by Michelle Chen
  • 2nd – Imagination by Ian Montoya
  • 3rd – The Sleepwalker by Julie Clark

Short Story, 6th-8th Grade

  • 1st – Little Katrina by Sophia Brazda
  • 2nd – Midnight by Renee Ried
  • 3rd – Miz City Girl by Rukmini Kalamangalam

Poetry, 9th-12th Grade

  • 1st – Politics by Kathleen Bryant
  • 2nd – Fictional Strawberries by Jacob Beardsley
  • 3rd – Honest by Sofiat Adegbindin

Short Story, 9th-12th Grade

  • 1st – Stitch by Stitch by Sydney Peters
  • 2nd – Psycho by Ana Diederich
  • 3rd – The Other Truth by Sarah Chan

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