High School Writing Contest 2016

 “My Story, My Vision”

Tri-Valley Writers presents our 5th Annual High School Writing Contest



 Award Winners by Category


First place: Quincy Kumfert for “Trust Fall”, Amador Valley HS

Second place:  Alyssa Purdy for “May 18th”, Livermore Valley Charter Preparatory HS

Third Place:  Tiffany Jing for “A Golden Christmas”, Amador Valley HS

HM: Charlotte Armstrong for “How to Learn the Worldwide Language”, Amador Valley HS

HM: Gemma Brunton for “Family Vacation”, Livermore HS

HM: Augustin Chen for “Learning from the Grim Reaper”, Monte Vista HS

HM: Luisa Taverna for “My Walk Across the Street”, Dougherty Valley HS

Essay Winners



First Place: Katelyn Hefter for “Sol – Lucky Stars”, California HS

Second Place: Kayla Claudino for “Driving”, Livermore HS

Third Place: Bear Goodson for “The Necklace She Gave Me”, California HS

HM: Neha Harpanhalli for “The Orchard”, Dublin HS

Poetry Winners

Short Story Fiction

First Place: Nick Massie for “The Battle of Big Red Barn”, Amador Valley HS

Second Place: Tala Endacott for “My Therapist Told Me to Write About It”, Vineyard HS

Third Place: Madeline Madrigal for “Isaac”, Livermore Valley Charter Preparatory HS

HM: Maya Brunell for “Truth, Even for the Highest of Prices”, Livermore HS

HM: Emily Ellis for “The Edge”, Dublin HS

HM: Ashwathi Nair for “The Boy Who Cried Shoes”, Dougherty Valley HS

HM: Sarah Shin for “The Union”, Homeschool

HM: Alexandra Stassinopoulos for “Schizo-friendic”, Dublin HS

Short Story Winners




Essay: Anne Koch & Patrick Coyle

Poetry: Connie Hanstedt & Juhi Kunde

Short Story: Julaina Kleist-Corwin, Stacey Gustafson & Shelley Riley



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