Winners of the 34th Annual Friends of the Chappaqua Library Young Writers Contest

Sponsored by the Friends of the Chappaqua Library

Young writer Horace Greeley
June 13, 2014
by Cheryl Ehrlich

We are pleased to congratulate the following writers for their achievements in this year’s Young Writers Contest, sponsored by the Friends of the Chappaqua Library. All entries are judged “blind” by a panel of writing and editing professionals.

The Friends of the Chappaqua Library is a non-profit that exists to raise funds to support the Chappaqua Library. The Friends purchase materials like books, opera CDs, DVDs from the Critierion collection, British TV series, audio books, and furniture; they also fund programs, all of which contribute to the Chappaqua Library being one of the most popular in the Westchester Library System.
This is the 34th year the Friends have sponsored the Young Writers Contest, to recognize and support young writers of merit in our community.

MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNERS AND HONORABLE MENTIONS


MIDDLE SCHOOL POETRY WINNERS

1st place: SHOWERED IN SOUND by Abigail Miller
Bell Middle School - 6th grade

2nd place: FALLING STARS by Alice Heyeh
Seven Bridges - 8th grade

3rd place (tie): SOMETHING PERMANENT by Kozue Kojima
Seven Bridges MS - 8th grade

3rd place (tie): POEMS ABOUT INANIMATE OBJECTS by Emily Lo
Seven Bridges MS - 8th grade

MIDDLE SCHOOL POETRY HONORABLE MENTIONS

LEAVING by Daniela Crane
Seven Bridges MS - 8th grade

COLLECTION OF POEMS by Adam Neuburger
Seven Bridges MS - 8th grade

PICKETT’S CHARGE by William Seidman
Seven Bridges MS - 8th grade


MIDDLE SCHOOL NON-FICTION WINNERS

1st place: COMPASSION by Corey Schmolka
Bell MS - 8th grade

2nd place: MODERN FAMILY by Violet Gautreau
Seven Bridge MS - 8th grade

3rd place: AMMAMA by Sanjana Ramaswamy
Bell MS - 8th grade


MS NON-FICTION HONORABLE MENTIONS

WINTER WONDERLAND by Maya van Rosendaal
Seven Bridge MS - 8th grade

NELSON MANDELA by Chiraq Kumar
Bell MS - 7th grade

LIES by Sami Contractor
Bell MS - 7th grade

A BIOGRAPHY BY NITROGEN by Amber Mildenhall
Seven Bridge MS - 7th grade


MIDDLE SCHOOL FICTION WINNERS

1st place: MITTENS by Sophie Nadel
Seven Bridge MS - 7th grade

2nd place: A CERTAIN KIND OF HOMECOMING by Olivia Bloomgarden
Bell MS - 8th grade

3rd place: COIN FLIP by Aidan Leitch
Bell MS - 7th grade

MIDDLE SCHOOL FICTION HONORABLE MENTIONS

A DAY OF OCEAN by Andrew Sun
Bell MS - 7th grade

REVIVAL by Jacob Kaufman-Shalett
Bell MS - 7th grade

THE FALCONOS’ TRIP TO PHILADELPHIA by David Katz
Seven Bridge MS - 6th grade

FOREVER FROZEN by Sophia Soja
Seven Bridge MS - 8th grade


HIGH SCHOOL WINNERS AND HONORABLE MENTIONS


HIGH SCHOOL POETRY

1st place: AFTERMATH by Mira Vanchiswar - Junior, HGHS

2nd place: UNHEARD by Meaghan Townsend - 9th grade, HGHS
 
3rd place: I NEED TO BE MORE ITALIAN by Amanda Rota - Junior, HGHS

Honorable Mentions

THE SWING by Bernadette Grant - Junior HGHS

NANA by Grady Jendzeja - Junior, HGHS

THE WEIGHT OF YOUR WORDS by Talia Lindner - 9th grade, HGHS

GRANDFATHER GROWS GRAVE by Maximilian Wesner - 9th grade, HGHS


HIGH SCHOOL NON-FICTION

1st place: APPS AND APPLICATIONS: A DANGEROUS MIX?
by Meaghan Townsend - 9th grade, HGHS

2nd place: CHROMATIC SUMMER MEMORIES
by Matthew Solnick - Junior,  HGHS

3rd place (tie): RUN FOR IT by Katherine Rosenberg - Senior, HGHS
3rd place (tie): THE SITTING HILL by Mira Vanchiswar - Junior, HGHS

Honorable Mentions
LESSONS FOR THE TUTOR by Abby Nimetz - 10th grade, HGHS
THE NEW AUTOMOBILE by Riya Verma - Junior, HGHS
SENTIMENTAL VALUE by Ray Zhang - Junior, HGHS
STRONG CURRENTS by Elizabeth Hart - Junior, HGHS

HIGH SCHOOL FICTION

1st place: NOW BEGAN LONG AGO by Mira Vanchiswar - Junior, HGHS

2nd place: AGAINST A SETTING SUN by Gillian Hand - 9th grade, HGHS

3rd place: FELIX AND MALLORY by Meaghan Townsend - 9th grade, HGHS


Honorable Mentions:

THE TELLING OF TIME by Seth Gainsburg - Junior, HGHS

A SPECIAL DAY IN THE LIFE OF CALPURNIA
by Teresa Tseng - 10th grade, HGHS

REGAINING CONFIDENCE by Berlynn Weissner - 10th grade, HGHS

DRIVE by Zoe Fisher - 9th grade, HGHS

 


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