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 High School

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

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

Honorable Mentions

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

Gemma Brunton for “Family Vacation,” Livermore HS

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

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

Honorable Mention: 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

Honorable Mentions

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

Emily Ellis for “The Edge,” Dublin HS

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

Sarah Shin for “The Union,” Home School

Alexandra Stassinopoulos for “Schizo-friendic,” Dublin HS

Short Story Winners



Essay: Anne Koch and Patrick Coyle

Poetry: Connie Hanstedt and Juhi Kunde

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



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