Nearly 400 students submitted work, with over 560 entries. Submissions came from across the country and ranged geographically from Hawaii to Maine. The readers were all impressed by the quality of writing from the finalists and it was a difficult decision in each category.
All winners will receive a cash prize and be offered a scholarship to Sierra Nevada College.
WINNERS AND FINALISTS FOR THE 2011 HIGH SCHOOL WRITING CONTEST
1st: First Kiss by Hannah Srajer (Fair Oaks, IL)
2nd: Dirt by Madeleine Wattenbarger (Philadelphia PA)
3rd: American History by Christina Stella (Bethlehem, PA)
1st: Lung by Rosa Wolf (Boise, Idaho)
2nd: Dear Edna by Eve Kelly (Palo Alto, CA)
3rd: The Wait for Paradise by Anthony Otten (Earlanger, KY)
Anna Gabrielle Isorena
Creative Nonfiction Winner:
1st: Taped by Yunshu Luo (Chesterfield, MO)
2nd: Confusion by Zoe Everett (Boise, Idaho)
3rd: Life Goes On by Rebecca Huga (Ayer, MA)
Creative Nonfiction Finalists: