Students from all over Putnam County demonstrated their composition skills as they composed, revised, and edited compositions under the supervision of their teachers before submitting entries for county judging.
The following students’ entries were named Putnam County Schools Young Writer’s Contest winners for their grade level competition and have been forwarded to the West Virginia Central Writing Project for judging at the state level:
Matthew Olivero of West Teays Elementary for “ The Unexpected Hurricane”; teacher, Kristina Painter;
Noelle Brown of Winfield Elementary for “Buddy’s Point of View”; teacher, Jennifer Stauffer;
Nathan Polk of Winfield Middle for “The Fountain of Youth”; teacher, Ashleigh Winter;
Grace Burchett of Winfield Middle for “Beautiful Roses”; teacher, Kara Brown; and
Vivian Yao of Hurricane High for “Song of Myself”; teacher, Martina Hart.
These young Putnam County authors, who demonstrate creativity and a command of written language, will be recognized at the West Virginia Young Writers’ Celebration at the University of Charleston in May.