2021 WV Young Writers Winners Announced

2021 WV Young Writers Winners Announced
Posted on 03/09/2021
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Jefferson County Schools are very proud to announce the following county winners of the 2021 West Virginia Young Writers Contest:  Vincent Genovese, Grade Two, Shepherdstown Elementary School; Luke Hodkinson, Grade Four, Shepherdstown Elementary School; Aylin Godfrey, Grade Six, Shepherdstown Middle School; Neo Kish, Grade Eight, Wildwood Middle School; Mesganech Butera, Grade Nine, Washington High School; and Brynee Bartlett, Grade Eleven, Washington High School.
Dr. Lee Ebersole, Director of the JCS Social-Emotional Support Department, said,  “We are especially proud of the creative talent and skill these authors brought to the craft of storytelling.  Each of our West Virginia Young Writers contest winners will receive an engraved plaque commemorating their accomplishments.  In addition, winners and their families will be invited to attend the Young Writers Day celebration with authors from across the Mountain State on May 7, 2021.”
Dr. Ebersole further acknowledged the importance of the teachers, school leaders, school-based coordinators, and county-level judges who helped to make the West Virginia Young Writers contest an enriching educational experience for everyone during truly extraordinary times. Since 1984, the West Virginia Young Writers Contest has celebrated student writing in the state. The contest grows out of a deep commitment to writing in all subjects, and to the publishing, displaying, and celebrating of student writing. 
Teachers and administrators in each West Virginia county are encouraged to provide an opportunity for students to submit writing for judging, first at the school, and then the county level.  Entries should be the sole creation of the student and composed during the current school year. Entries are submitted for state competition. State winners will be announced on May 7.

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