Wednesday, February 27, 2013

 2013 4th Grade Book Contest Results Announced

Central Oregon Writers Guild is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Redmond School District’s Fourth Grade Book Writing Contest.

Shelby McCauley, a student in Mrs. Majeski’s class at Central Christian School, was selected first place winner for her story, A High Buzzing Adventure.

Jessica Simpson, a student in Mrs. Zistel’s class at Tom McCall Elementary, is runner-up for her story, Cowgirl Love.

The following students’ stories were chosen to receive Honorable Mention awards:

Ava Dennis, Central Christian School, Mr. Wiggles
Rebekah Ruth O’Neill, Central Christian School, Me, My Family, and the Sierras
Ronne Lynne Skyler Puterbaugh, Sage Elementary, Mystery Drawing
Elizabeth Fleenor, St. Thomas Academy, Trapped
Madalyn Vanvalkenberg, Terrebonne Elementary, Chicken Pot Pie
Caitlyn Owen, Tom McCall Elementary, Neon Woman
Iggy Burk, Tom McCall Elementary, Tintin and Cheesers
Sophia Pierce, Tom McCall Elementary, Dogs are Humans Too
Zane Kurpinsky, Tom McCall Elementary, Monkey to Mars
Gwenyth Arthur, Vern Patrick Elementary, Becoming a Big Sister

The contest is open each year to Redmond area fourth grade level students who attend public and private schools and those who are home schooled. The contest is co-sponsored by the Central Oregon Writers Guild (COWG), the Redmond Rotary Club, the Redmond Public Library, and the High Desert Society of the Arts (HDSA). A total of 165 students entered the 2013 contest, with 26 finalists selected by a panel of judges from the Library, HDSA and COWG. Books are written and illustrated by the authors, and must be their original work.

A reception will take place on Saturday March 9, 1:00 p.m., at the Redmond Library, 827 SW Deschutes, where Shelby McCauley and Jessica Simpson will read and sign copies of their books. Finalists and honorable mention authors will be recognized at the reception, and all contest entries will be displayed. Guild members are encouraged to attend the reception and support the youngsters who participated in the contest. The winner and runner-up will present their stories at a future Guild meeting. 

Congratulations to Kai Strand and her team for such an outstanding job coordinating this year's contest! 

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