Area students win in West Virginia Young Writers Contest

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Each year, the Central West Virginia Writing Project of Marshall University, along with the assistance of the West Virginia Department of Education, sponsors the West Virginia Young Writers Contest. Jackson County participates annually in this event. All schools are given the opportunity to submit entries, with several being chosen as state winners.

Alexandria Mills from Cottageville Elementary won the third and fourth grade category with “My Dog Charlie.”
Aubree Brabham from Ripley Middle School won the seventh and eighth grade category with “Dream Sweet in Sea Major.”
Madison Hatcher from Ripley High School won the 11th and 12th grade category with “Endings and Bridge Burnings.”
Trey Greer from Ripley High School won the ninth and 10th grade category with “Losing Grip.”
Natalie Ray from Ripley Middle School won the fifth and sixth grade category with “You Are Not Alone.”

These students, along with their teachers, will be invited to attend the West Virginia Young Writers Virtual Celebration on Friday, May 7.