Teen Writing Contest
Congratulations to our 4 winners this year! Their winning entries are posted below. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Teen Writing Contest- your entries were truly an escape!
6-8th Grade Winners
Animesh B., Grade 8: Essay Memoir: Escape: An Homage to My Dad
Gabriella T., Grade 8: Poetry: Nature's Retreat
Yumna A-K., Grade 8: Short Story: Against the Current
9-12th Grade Winner
Brigid H., Grade 11: Short Story: Beautiful Things
Ysabella P., Grade 6: Short Story: Escapade: Not Your Conventional Fairytale
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If you are between 13-18 years old, and interested in volunteering, read the Teen Volunteer Policy and fill out the online Teen Volunteer application. After your application is submitted and reviewed by staff, you will be contacted with further instructions.
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