Student Short Story/Poetry Award Ceremony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 12, 2015 | Huntsville, AL

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Short Story/Poetry Winners with Best Selling Author Homer Hickam.

Short Story/Poetry Winners with Best Selling Author Homer Hickam.

Area English Students Honored at Rocket City Lit Fest

Homer Hickam presented awards for the student writing competition this weekend

Area middle and high school students were honored in an award ceremony on October 10th at the Rocket City Lit Fest, Huntsville’s own literary festival. More than 120 students from around the area entered the organization’s short story and poetry competition which divided entries into age divisions and category. The top 18 submissions were recognized with certificates and trophies presented by Mr. Homer Hickam, who was attending the festival as a Featured Guest with his latest release “Carrying Albert Home.” 16 of the student winners were present to receive their awards.

The top three entries selected in each division will be published in an anthology collecting the best of Alabama student short stories and poetry. The anthology, entitled "In Your Own Words," will be edited and published by this Christmas and will include artwork by artist Dimitri Walker. Two copies of the anthology will be provided to each winner, and 50% of the net proceeds from sales of additional anthologies will go directly to the schools attended by the top two overall winners.

 

7th-8th Grade Division – Poetry:
1st Place: Joseph Zybura, Liberty Middle School
2nd Place: Maddie Murphy, Liberty Middle School
3rd Place: Victoria Finklea, Liberty Middle School

7th-8th Grade Division – Short Story:
1st Place: Kelley Ann Parris, Liberty Middle School
2nd Place: Molly Moore, Liberty Middle School
3rd Place: Kimberly Mai,  Liberty Middle School

9th-10th Grade Division – Poetry
1st Place: Emma Kirkland, Sparkman High School
2nd Place: Emma Richards, Sparkman High School
3rd Place: Sydney Goggans, Sparkman High School

9th-10th Grade Division – Short Story
1st Place: Jonathan Hampton, Bob Jones High School
2nd Place: Noelle Hendrickson, Bob Jones High School
3rd Place: Claire Dieselberg, Bob Jones High School

11th – 12th Grade Division – Poetry
1st Place: Kaitlyn McClung, New Century High School
2nd Place: Cecil Coffey, Sparkman High School
3rd Place: Jessa Wylie, Westminster Christian Academy

11th-12th Grade Division – Short Story
1st Place: Lauren Rathbun, Bob Jones High School
2nd Place: Joanna Zhang, Bob Jones High School
3rd Place: Maxcent Wilks, Bob Jones High School

Overall Poetry Award: Joseph Zybura, Liberty Middle School
Overall Short Story Award: Lauren Rathbun, Bob Jones High School

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