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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Winners of La Plume writing contest announced

MCA Academy and the Bookstore in the Grove are hosting a reception and awards ceremony for the winners of the La Plume Middle School writing contest on Friday, November 18 from 7-9 pm at the MCA Academy (2911 Grand Avenue).

Refreshments will be served and copies of the winning essays will be presented. A commemorative book will be signed by the contestant/winners.

More than 50 Grove middle school students entered short stories and were judged by a panel of professional writers:

- Megan FISHMANN, publicist at Algonquin Press and writer

- Amy IGNATOW, children's author, illustrator and cartoonist ("The Popularity Papers" series)
- Laurie JENNINGS, 3 time Emmy award-winning reporter and main anchor on Local 10 News
-Aubrey POOLE, Sourcebooks editor
- David SMILEY, a Miami Herald reporter.

And the winners of LA PLUME Young Writers' Contest are:

Honorable Mention:

- Eric CAI for "Mind Tricks", 7th grade
- Thomas DE MAISONNEUVE for "A Birthday Wish", 8th grade

6th GRADE

- First Place: Margaret Lucy FARRELL for "A Mixed Up Fairy Tale"
- Second Place: Stephanie BAILEY for "The Adventure Of Milly"
- Third Place: Sofia ANTUNES SIEDEL for "For Sale"

7th GRADE
- First Place: Ryan GUILLEN for "The Shady Man"
- Second Place: Annie FARRELL for "Hall Of Mirrors"
- Third Place: Ashley LEMUS for "Isis"

8th GRADE
- First Place: Max CARVAJAL for "Strange Visitor"
- Second Place: Maximilian KONCZA ODDONE for "Reawakening"
- Third Place: Sarah LIPSHULTZ for "The Unexpected Ending"

GRAND PRIZE
Massimo TARRIDAS for "The Talking Furniture"

The reception is free and open to the public.

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