Students from the Savannah Chatham County Public School System excelled in the Live Oak Public Libraries 2011 Young Writers Contest, taking home first place in three of the four age categories. The Annual Young Writers Contest is a component of the Savannah Children’s Book Festival being held on Saturday, November 19, 2011.
This year’s theme was time travel and there were no limitations on structure for the young writers. Their poems ranged from haiku to sonnets and beyond.
First Place winners included: Grades K-2, “The Special Playdate to the Moon” by Liberty Lebos, Charles Ellis Montessori Academy; Grades 3 through 5, “As the Enemies Approach” by Lily Kachmar, May Howard Elementary; Grades 6 through 8, “1948 Pollock” by Raven Dean, Isle of Hope K-8 School.
Other SCCPSS winners include: Grades K – 2 Second Place: “Long Ago” by Davis James, Heard Elementary School, Third Place: “Dinosaur Loves” by Autumn Rai Clark, Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School.
Grades 6 through 8 Third Place: “Strolling through Time” by Ian Carroll, Oglethorpe Charter School.
Honorable Mention: “Who am I?” by Abraham Lebos, Charles Ellis Montessori Academy.
Grade 9 through 12- Second Place: “History is Intertwined with Itself” by Molly Alexander, Savannah Arts Academy Third Place: “Silver Brushed Waves” by Helen Savidge, Savannah Arts Academy Honorable Mention: “The Lake” by Ramona Lu, Savannah Arts Academy
This year’s winners were invited to a reception in their honor at the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry Street, on Monday, November 14. They read their winning entries, met the judges, and received their awards.