Young writers from Callaway County elementary and middle schools will be recognized at William Woods University tomorrow (Tuesday, April 12). Sigma Tau Delta, WWU’s English honor society, will award prizes for its annual Young Writers’ Competition, at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Auditorium.
The Young Writers’ Competition reaches out to local elementary schools and middle schools to encourage writing. The top three winners in each grade level will read their work in front of their peers and parents at the awards ceremony. The winners are:
Kindergarten: First place, Lilly Barrioz of Williamsburg Elementary School and “Bear Story,” second, Maya Russell of Bush Elementary School and “The Giraffe” and third, Stella Wagner of Bush Elementary School and “Lucy.”
Third grade: First place, Alexandra White of Bartley Elementary School and “Bedtime,” second, Finnian Clark of Williamsburg Elementary School and “Ryu and Dhalsism’s Final Stand” and third, Alexander Carr of Williamsburg Elementary School and “Sindy’s Friend.”
Fourth grade: First place, Charlee Cassidy of Williamsburg Elementary School, “Big Time Talent,” second, Christa Gilman of Williamsburg Elementary School and “Blue” and third, Jordan Atterberry of Bush Elementary School and “Snowing.”
Fifth grade: First place, Kaylie Mobley and “My Vacation,” second, Claire Murray and “Scarlet, My New Baby Girl” and third, Renae Harrison and “My Vacation.” All three of the winners are from of St. Peter School.
Sixth grade: First place, Mya Alonso and “Disappearance,” second, Cameron Vitatae and “The Monster Under My Bed” and third, Erin Latham and “I Know Your Secrets.” All three of the winners are from Fulton Middle School.
Seventh grade: First place, Levi Farley and “Potatoeville,” and runner-up, Katie Huffman and “Friends.” Both winners are from Fulton Middle School.
Sigma Tau Delta, an international English honor society, was established in 1924 to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate and professional studies. Chapters have been established at colleges and universities in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and the Caribbean.
The honor society conducts community service projects that foster literacy and all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language and writing. At WWU, Sigma Tau Delta organizes a book sale and the Young Writer’s Competition.