Ridgeline Literary Alliance (RLA), a newly organized association to encourage writers in Western North Carolina and North Georgia, is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 Young Writers contest, which was sponsored by RLA and the Young Writers of Western North Carolina.
Winners have been invited to read their work at the RLA/North Carolina Poetry Society (NCPS) reading in Franklin, NC, on July 19, beginning at 2:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Community Facilities Building, 2:00 p.m., July 19. In addition to the winning students, North Carolina poets Glenda Beall and Susan Lefler will read.
Directions are as follows: From Hwy 64 in Franklin, exit at Hwy 441, go south about 1 mile, see facility on left across from Whistle Stop Mall. This event is free and open to the public.
All the winning prose and poetry from the contest will be published on RLA's website, and as a special student section in a printed anthology that RLA is planning. More details on the anthology will be available on the website soon.
Mary Ricketson, President, of Ridgeline Literary Alliance, said she hoped that all who entered, will enter their submissions again next year. “Not every entry can win, but every entry was a privilege to read. Keep writing.” was her advice to the students.
Winners of the 2014 RIDGELINE LITERARY ALLIANCE Student Writing Contest
Poetry High School winners:1st Place: Misty Morin, Hayesville High School, "Silence"
2nd Place: Stephanie Howe, Murphy High School, "Senses"
Poetry Middle School winners:
1st Place: Skyler Crubaugh, The Learning Center!, untitled “the early year celery . . .”
2nd Place: Nolan McRae, The Learning Center!, untitled “I work so hard . . .”
3rd Place: Sydney Bolyard, The Learning Center!, “The Girl I Am”
Prose High School winners:
1st place: Kenyon Marasco, Tri-County Early College, “My Proving Ground”
2nd place: Morgan Yigdal , Northwood High School, “Saying Goodbye”
3rd: Haley Garrett, Hayesville High School, “The Way to Hayesville”
Prose Middle School winners:
1st place: Lucille Crayton, The Learning Center!, “Finding Home”
2nd place: Katelyn Jones, Murphy Middle School, also entitled “Finding Home”
3rd place: Brie Dube, The Learning Center!, “A Journey Out of My World”