Submitted By April Dawson

The West Virginia Young Writers Celebration will include six Calhoun County students at the event to be held May 6th at the University of Charleston.

Calhoun winners include:

Tysa James, Arnoldsburg Elementary (Grades 1-2) for "A Stinky Coon Hunt"

Shaylah Mullins, Pleasant Hill Elementary Grades 3-4 for "Aliens Ate My Homework"

Laura Webb, Calhoun Middle (Grades 5-6) for "Mountain Momma: A Mountains Hidden Story"

Nate Hipp, Calhoun Middle (Grades 7-8) for "Aftermath"

Kenny Dawson, Calhoun High (Grades 9-10) for "Soul of the Sun"

Autumn Harkins, Calhoun High (Grades 11-12) for "Edward"

County winners will receive special recognition at the celebration. All winning students, along with one accompanying teacher, will be guests of the University of Charleston for lunch.

Since its beginning in 1984, the Young Writers Contest has been held under the auspices of the West Virginia Writing Project. It is managed by Central West Virginia Writing Project at Marshall University Graduate College with the help of the State Department of Education.

The contest which is funded by the Department of Education and supported by Marshall University Graduate College, the University of Charleston, and the Charleston Daily Mail, has grown to showcase and honor student writers in grades 1 through 12 in every county. Such outstanding participation symbolizes the importance of writing for students and their teachers in West Virginia.

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