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Young Author Award Winners Announced

Young Author Award Winners Announced

12 students have been selected to receive the 2023 District 64 Young Author Award! This year we had 375 District wordsmiths enter the annual contest to showcase their creativity and explore the limitless possibilities of storytelling. 

The project had to be an original fiction short story at a maximum of 20 pages long. 

Below are this year’s winners who have left their mark on our corner of the literary world! 


Kindergarten: Amelia Donaghy & Delaney Handlon-2 Frogs and a Magic Stone-Roosevelt 
1st Grade: Gavin St. John - Froggy Meets a Friend - Carpenter 
2nd Grade: Kiara Bhat & Yuna Lui - The Cheetah’s Adventure - Carpenter 
3rd Grade: Moya Cox - The Lost Hat - Roosevelt 
4th Grade: Andrea Barbosa Urrestta & Brooke Nevruz - The Secrets of Hotel Bliss - Field 
5th Grade: Sephina Ali - Lost and Found - Roosevelt
6th Grade: Sam Sianis - Pompeii - Emerson
7th Grade: Sophia Labuz - The Seventh Hole - Lincoln
8th Grade: Eli Faulkner - Remembering to Forget - Emerson

The winners will be recognized at the May 18th Board of Education meeting. Thank you to the hundreds of students who shared their passion with us!

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At D64, our mission is to foster opportunities for discovery, engagement, and growth for all students. We accomplish this by nurturing interdependence, appreciation of differences, and care for self and others.

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