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2017 Student Contest Winners

This was a significant year for the Student Contest...60 years of sponsoring a creative writing contest for the talented students in Alamance County! Our judges applaud the imagination, thorough knowledge of subjects, character development, and the ability to bring believable closure to the stories and poems. Each winner received a Certificate of Merit and a trophy at the Awards Ceremony which was followed by a reception on April 23 at Graham Presbyterian Church. We thank all of the students, principals, head masters, families and friends who were involved. Congratulations on a job well done!
- FICTION -
Elementary School:
Category Manager:   Carolyn Stuart

Judge:                     Kate Gaydos
 Place Student TitleSchool 
 Teacher
 1stKate Hurley    As Family We Go                      Bradford Academy
 Amanda Windes
 2ndHolden Yakola    The Boy and the
            Load of Mud
Bradford Academy               Ellen Mitchell
 3rdNate FisherThe 3045thBradford Academy    
 Amanda Windes
 HMMeredith Fairchild   Troubles with PetsBradford Academy    
 Ana Hamilton

Middle School:
Category Manager:   Becky Scarlett
Judge:                     Carlene Morton 

 Place Student Title School  Teacher
 1stRachel ManningThe AscensionBradford Academy   Virginia Garrett
 2ndXander ByrdGrandfather's ShipRivermill Academy
 Kristen Berger
 3rdAshley BaarensWolfbaneBradford Academy
 Virginia Garrett
 HMZack Brooks Words Not SpokenBradford Academy
 Virginia Garrett

High School:
Category Manager:   Alice Johansen
Judge:                     Linda Bledsoe

 Place Student Title School  Teacher
 1stCassandra SigmonA BrotherCreekwood Academy
 Crystal Sigmon
 2ndReagan CooperA True MiracleSouthern Alamance  Lynn Bare
 3rdAvonlea JohnstonA TragedyBradford Academy  Jesse Hamilton
 HMCaroline GarrettUnboundBradford Academy 
 Jesse Hamilton







- POETRY -
Elementary School:
Category Manager:    Belinda Smith
Judge:                      Jean Bailey Robor

 Place Student Title School  Teacher
 1stSamantha Fish       The Weeping ForestE M Holt
 Jennifer Komasara
 2ndKadence PorterfieldThe Willow TreeBradford Academy
 Amanda Windes
 3rdMcKenna JohnstonFather OakBradford Academy
 Amanda Windes
 HMBecket NewsomeReport CardBradford Academy
 Amanda Windes

Middle School:
Category Manager:   Becky Scarlett
Judge:                     Janet Sady

 Place Student Title School  Teacher
 1stCecilia Newsome       The DragonBradford Academy
 Jesse Hamilton
 2ndJack JohnstonThat Will Be UsBradford Academy
 Jesse Hamilton
 3rdAdora McCord-            PattersonThe Unknown of My                    StoryGraham Middle
 David Holt
 HM
 
 HM    
Madison Williams

Reagan Morrison                             
Your Special

Liberty                                
Graham Middle

Bradford Academy                                  

 Stephanie Houze

 Jesse Hamilton

High School:
Category Manager:    Brenda Wilson
Judges:                    Alice Johansen

 Place Student Title School  Teacher
 1stTaylor CoffeeCan You Feel My LoveSouthern Alamance
 Lynn Bare
 2ndCassandra Sigmon ReflectionsCreekwood Academy  Crystal Sigmon
 3rdSerena RowlandAuschwitzSouthern Alamance
 Lynn Bare
 HMOlivia White   To Sit Within the Place
     No Hurt Can Reach
Bradford Academy
 Jesse Hamilton



For STUDENT CONTEST  information, please contact 
Brenda Wilson  1rewrite97@bellsouth.net or 336-684-5456 
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