High School Writing Contest 2015

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2015 Tri-Valley Writers

Annual High School Writing Contest  

“My Story, My Vision” 

Winners:

The award presentation was held Sunday, May 17, 2:00-4:00 pm at Towne Center Books in Pleasanton.

Essay:

A self-revelatory work dealing with an individual experience. 1200 word max. or 5 pages (title not included).

  • 1st—Anjali Vadhri for “Musings of the Other Child”
  • 2nd—Vani Lee for “Going Back into Nature”
  • 3rd—Pondharshini Sadasivam for “A Memory That Grows”
  • HM—Abigail Vogeley for “The Tom Touch”
  • HM—Will Kim for “A Gamer’s Story”
  • HM—Emily Chuah for “I Have a Superpower”

Essay Winners: Anjali Vadhri, Patricia Boyle—VP, Will Kim, Vani Lee, Pondharshini Sadasivam & Emily Chuah. Not Pictured: Abigail Vogeley.

Poetry:

Writing in verse. May include prose poetry, free verse, song lyrics, spoken word (i.e., rap). Up to 30 lines (title not included).

  • 1st—Spoorthi Vittaladevuni for “Etched Words”
  • 2nd—Hannah Binder for “Forgiving My Father”
  • 3rd—Noah Yan for “Father to Son”
  • HM—Casey Overfield for “The Boy”
  • HM—Laura Augustinsky for “Encroachment”
  • HM—Alexis Trujillo for “Monster’s Magic Mushroom”
  • HM—Belle Goodson for “Sheets of Rain”
Poetry Winners: Noah Yan, Laura Augustinsky, Patricia Boyle—VP, Hannah Binder, Alexis Trujillo & Spoorthi Vittaladevuni. Not Pictured: Casey Overfield, Belle Goodson & Stephen Baker.

Poetry Winners: Noah Yan, Laura Augustinsky, Patricia Boyle—VP, Hannah Binder, Alexis Trujillo & Spoorthi Vittaladevuni. Not Pictured: Casey Overfield, Belle Goodson & Stephen Baker.

Short Story Fiction:

All genres.  1200 word max. or 5 pages (title not included).

  • 1st—Miranda Tan for “Shattered Mirrors”
  • 2nd—Megan Do for “Short Skirts”
  • 3rd—Tegan Borg for “An Exploration of Destiny”
  • HM—Angelica Hom for “Death is Hungry”
  • HM—Aashna Avachat for “The Last Man on Earth”
  • HM—Ingrid Lam for “Out, Out and Away”
  • HM—Reilly Olson for “Igor”
Short Story Winners: Miranda Tan, Jonathan Meyers, Patricia Boyle—VP, Megan Do, Reilly Olson, & Aashna Avachat. Not Pictured: Tegan Borg, Angelica Hom & Ingrid Lam.

Short Story Winners: Miranda Tan, Jonathan Meyers, Patricia Boyle—VP, Megan Do, Reilly Olson, & Aashna Avachat. Not Pictured: Tegan Borg, Angelica Hom & Ingrid Lam.

Booktrack:

All genres. Putting music and sound effects to words.

  • 1st Poetry—Stephen Baker for “Sweet Song Sway”
  • 1st Short Story—Jonathan Meyers for “My True Love”

 

Contest Support:

Audience

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Audience at Towne Center Books

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Kudos to our judges this year— Lead: B. Lynn Goodwin-Brown, Essay: Patrick Coyle & Anne Koch, Poetry: Victoria Emmons & Fred Norman, SS Fiction: Neva Hodges & Julaina Kleist-Corwin. They not only read and judged the entries, they also provided feedback for each submission.

Thank you to the following donors:

  • Scribe: Deborah Bernal, Frank Chelise, Paula Chinick, Pat Holladay (in memoriam), and Anne Koch.
  • Mentor: Anonymous, Patricia Boyle, Victoria Emmons, Sonia Geasa, Lani Longshore, Diane Lovitt, and Camille DeFer Thompson.

Congratulations!

 

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