Parents and educators gathered in the Moundsville Middle School cafeteria for a chance to hear the voices of award-winning young writers who attend a school in Marshall County.
Students who placed in the annual county contest read their original stories, which are printed in the 2016 Marshall County Young Writers Anthology, to the audience.
Entries varied on topics but each submission was composed during the current school year, during school hours and supervised by a teacher. Compositions were judged based on ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency and conventions.
Ian Bush’s story titled “Lucky” has earned the Cameron Elementary School 6th grader second place honors at the state level of the Young Writers competition. Bush, along with all other county first place winners, are invited to attend Young Writers Day at the University of Charleston on Friday, May 13, 2016.
The Young Writer’s contest has been held in Marshall County since 1984.
2016 Young Writers Contest Winners
1st Place Writers
2nd Place Writers
3rd Place Writers