High School Writing Contest 2012

 Celebrating 2012 High School Contest Winners

A celebration for the winners of the California Writers Club Tri-Valley Writers first High School Contest was held Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Towne Center Books, 555 Main Street, Pleasanton. Winning students received certificates and monetary awards and read their writings. Congratulations to all the student participants in, and especially to the winners of, the first Tri-Valley Writers High School Writing Contest. Students in grades 9-11 from ten area high schools competed for prizes in fiction, essay, and poetry.

Poetry

First Place – Hans Lee, “Book’s Dream”

Second Place – Enikoe Bihari, “Oblivious”

Third Place – Enikoe Bihari, “Moonslaves”

Honorable Mention – Jazmin Almeida, “Hang Your Raincoat on the Moon”; Brenna Botzheim, “I Can See the Stars”; Jessica Wright, “Cries of a Sober Teenager”; and Tiffany Zheng, “Like Fireflies”.

Essay

First Place – Ke Zhao, “Glass Hearts”

Second Place – Katie Chan, “Mommy and Baba”

Third Place – Kristie Becker, “Broken Butterflies”

Honorable Mention –  Tori Knuppe, “A Sculpted Child”; Maekhila Koppikar, “Shades of Gray”; Hayley Revells,  “The Piano Keys”; Aryo Sorayya, “The Chains of Man”; and Ke Zhao, “Kaleidoscope”.

Fiction

First Place – Claire Zasso, “Crash”

Second Place – Angie Kang, “You Know”

Third Place – Nick Livson, “The First Storm”

Honorable Mention –  Tiuli Kulshi, “Escape”; Tarun Reddy, “Across the World in a Second”; Sijing Xie,  “Curious George”; and Qianying Zhang, “Regaining Her Balance”.

Tri-Valley Writer member Lynn Goodwin led a committee of judges that included Fred Norman and Marilyn Slade (poetry); Cindy Luck and Kathy Urban (essay); Juliana Kleist, Lani Longshore and Ed Miracle (fiction). In addition, Goodwin was also a judge in the essay category. The contest was organized by Paula Chinick, Vice President/Community Liaison.

 

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