Young Authors shine in D64

Young Authors shine in D64

District 64's newest crop of outstanding Young Author winners showed a special creative spark whether they were inspired by family, science fiction, or their own imagination! Each of their stories has set them apart in showing great promise as a budding author. This year's 15 District-level winners of our annual creative writing competition were selected from a pool of talented school winners at every grade level. Some students wrote and illustrated an original short story independently at home; a few others teamed up in pairs. This year, more than 400 budding writers participated in our Young Authors competition, which is organized by District 64 English Language Arts Curriculum Specialist Meghan Keefer. 

The 2020 outstanding Young Authors and the titles of their works are:

  • Bridget Marie A., kindergarten, Washington School, “Smiley’s 1st Day of School”
  • Theo M. And Aidan L., first grade, Carpenter School, “Soccer Syd”
  • Ella P., second grade, Carpenter School, “My Nana”
  • Rebecca T., third grade, Field School, “Get Me Out of This Cube”
  • Devan Y. And Frankie F., fourth grade, Franklin School, “Socks Everlasting”
  • Julia M. And Piper G., fifth grade, Field School, “City of Dreamers”
  • Avery L., sixth grade, Emerson Middle School, “Hidden Shadows”
  • Emily W., seventh grade (tie), Emerson Middle School, “Witchcraft”
  • Thomas H., seventh grade (tie), Lincoln Middle School, “To Be a Hero”
  • Evan S. And Jack F., eighth grade (tie) Emerson Middle School, “Glitched Out 3”
  • Mia T., eighth grade (tie), Lincoln Middle School, “Symbol (Cat in Japanese)”