Local Young Writers Honored

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Thank you to all of the young writers who shared work with us during the 2021 Student Writing Challenge. Congratulations to the following students who are receiving honors.


FICTION

Best Fiction, Grades K-1
Look Where Your Keys Go’ by Audriann G., Vestal, NY

Best Fiction, Grades 2-3
My Fractured Fairy Tale’ by Cameron W., Vestal, NY

Best Fiction, Grades 4-5
Haunted Manor’ by Grayden E., Conklin, NY

Best Fiction, Grades 6-8
The Discontented Man’ by Heyan C., Vestal, NY

Best Fiction, Grades 9-12
The Siege of the Sea’ by Daisy D., Binghamton, NY

Honorable Mention, Grades 9-12
Heaven or Hell, that is the Question’ by Emma P., Owego, NY 


PERSONAL ESSAY/NON-FICTION

Best Personal Essay/Non-Fiction, Grades K-1
About Children’ by Zelda S., Vestal, NY

Best Personal Essay/Non-Fiction, Grades 2-3
Wolf Connection’ by Amina S., Binghamton, NY

Honorable Mention, Grades 2-3
Personal Narrative’ by Zoey R., Lodi, NY

Best Personal Essay/Non-Fiction, Grades 4-5
The Cat and the Coconut’ by Maya S., Vestal, NY

Best Personal Essay/Non-Fiction, Grades 9-12
Screaming for Those that Can’t’ by Erin R., Binghamton, NY


POETRY

Best Poetry, Grades 2-3
Art’ by Moussia S., Vestal, NY

Honorable Mention, Grades 2-3
Ducks’ by Shterny C., Vestal, NY

Best Poetry, Grades 4-5
Freedom’ by Mushky C., Vestal, NY

Honorable Mention, Grades 4-5
Death Poem’ by Aviva K., Vestal, NY

Best Poetry, Grades 6-8
The Wall’ by Faris S., Vestal, NY

Best Poetry, Grades 9-12
Real-ationship’ by Lily B., Binghamton, NY

Honorable Mention, Grades 9-12
Women’ by Lydia C., Apalachin, NY


TEXT WITH VISUALS
(GRAPHIC NOVEL, ILLUSTRATED WORK, PICTURE BOOK)

Best Text with Visuals, Grades K-1
How to Brush Your Teeth’ by Anastasia G., Binghamton, NY

Best Text with Visuals, Grades 4-5
The Lone Hero’ by Bilal K., Vestal, NY

Best Text with Visuals, Grades 6-8
The Queen Called Evil’ by Imogen K. and Hannah J., Binghamton, NY


Thank you to Mary Ann Karre, Lonna Pierce, Sarah Reid, Sara-Jo Sites, Sandy Stiles, the George F. Johnson Memorial Library, Jenny Gordon, Rachel Rissberger, Nikki Waskie-Laura, the School Librarian Association of the Southern Tier EAST, and the WSKG Education Advisory Committee.

This project is part of WSKG’s Youth Voices initiative and is supported in part by Darryl Wood & Toby Wolin and the Bert Santora Charitable Trust.