Dublin Villager

Fourth-grade authors

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Judge Margaret Peterson Haddix (front, left) helped hand out awards to (from left): row 1-Lauren Smith, Sonali Modak, Anna Solace, Lucas Letizia and Jack Like; and row 2-Jameson Calnon, Zachary Tuza, Caroline Zimovan, Katie Dowling, Tyler Zern, Erin VanHuffel and judge Colleen D'Angelo.

Pinney Elementary School held a writing contest for fourth-graders and this week honored winners with a ceremony.

With no PROUD Writing contest for students to participate in this year, teachers contacted contest organizer Linda Forte-Spearing about running a competition at the school for fourth graders for the first time.

Students submitted entries in poetry, fiction and personal narrative for the contest.

Like won the fiction contest for his story "Secret Slave," Letizia won first place for his personal narrative on surviving a tornado and Solace's poem "Air" took first place as well.