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Waxhaw Students are Young Authors Winners

Each year, the Union-Monroe Reading Association hosts a “Young Authors” competition.  Students whose teachers are members of the reading association may enter the contest.

This year Union County Public Schools boasts 20 winners.  Their winning entries were sent on to the state level.  State winning selections are published in a book.  The writers of the entries then receive copy of the book.  Others may purchase the book of North Carolina writing winners.

“This is one of the many reasons I belong to the Union-Monroe Reading Association”, commented Rhoda Marx, who had several of the winning writers in her first grade class at Waxhaw Elementary.  “I am as proud and excited as the parents!  It is very rewarding to see our students win at both the county and state levels!”

“I was a little shy (to read in front of the crowd),” Clayton Richardson told us afterward, “but it was kind of fun.”

The reception was held in the Griffith Room at the Monroe Main Library on Sunday, February 27.   Families and friends were invited.  Students read their winning pieces to the proud audience.

The students were served cake and punch.  Each one was given a new pen and notebook to continue their wonderful writing endeavors.

Students from kindergarten thru high school may enter the competition.  There is also an adult division that is called “Forever Young”.  Twenty Union County students were celebrated at a Sunday afternoon reception, for their winning writing entries.

Waxhaw Elementary County Winners include:  Roman Dion, Taylor Hettinger, Verna Douglas (forever young category), Ra’Heem Covington, Jaclynn McKinney, Carolyn daly, Jason Massey, Nathaniel rivers, Emma Daly, Hannah Hibbard, Rose Barlowe, Clayton Richardon, Kaitlin Dobbins, Ashley Heverly, Vanessa Rodriguez, Faith Lyn Jouk, Genevieve Randall, Bradley Boss, Rime Kaissi, and Courtney Carn, who is also a state winner.

Written by: Rhoda Marx, First grade teacher
Posted: Mar 30, 2011 by Kimberly Thomas

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