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Carroll Students Receive Awards in Young Authors Contest

Release Date: 3/19/2009 12:09:35 PM

Twelve students were Carroll County winners in the State of Maryland International Reading Association’s Young Authors Contest. Two of these students won state level awards.
2nd grade:       My Family by Madeline Raith, Westminster Elementary School
(Won State Level Award)
3rd grade:         Pink by Elena Albert, Linton Springs Elementary School
4th grade:         The Halloween Prank by Rachel Cueva, Freedom Elementary School
5th grade:         Horses by Joan Halsey, Linton Springs Elementary School
12th grade:       In Silence and Tears by Evan J. Yelenich, Century High School
12th grade:       A Day in the Garden by Andrew Watson, Century High School
Short Story
 2nd grade:        The Lost Doll by Molly Andrews, Westminster Elementary School
3rd grade:         The Mystery by Harrison Mitchell Kluge, Piney Ridge Elementary School
4th grade:         The Journey of Elly and Kelly by Lea Elsner, Freedom Elementary School
5th grade:         The Lesson by Sarah Sopher, Winfield Elementary School
10th grade:      Today is Her Birthday by Kelsey Meadows, Century High School
(Won State Level Award)
12th grade:       Not Quite an Average Day by Meghan Marshall, Liberty High School
The county winners will be invited to a local reception featuring children’s author Bobbie Hinman in May. They will also receive a gift certificate to a book store. In addition to the local award, the two state level winners have been invited to share their winning entries at the State of Maryland International Reading Association Conference on April 1, 2009, in Hunt Valley. Authors Loris Lesynski and Alan Sitomer will be on hand to speak to the state winners at the reception. These winners will receive an additional book gift certificate.

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