And the winner is….

June 7th, 2011

Drum roll, please! We are happy to announce the winner of our “Take Us on an Adventure” writing contest. We received close to 70 entries and Peter Lourie and David Somoza, authors of Writing to Explore, had a hard time picking a winner.

In the end, they agreed that Clara Molot’s scrapbook entry was the one that truly took the readers on an adventure. Here is what Peter and David said about Clara’s entry: “We finally chose Clara Molot’s The Great Michigan Triangle Adventure for its attention to detail and its adventurous and creative spirit. Written as a diary, photos and text combined, the entry is the story of Emma, the daughter of an architect who has taken his family from their home in Detroit to a small town on Lake Michigan for a year. She is at first terribly unhappy but grows to love the unlovable small town and the big lake because of the mysteries that abound, mysteries that she takes it upon herself to solve.”

Congratulations to Clara, who is a sixth-grade student at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. Her teacher is Rebecca Farnum.

Read Clara’s entry here.

Two of her classmates, Jack Micallef (A Marine’s Account of Guadalcanal) and Jolisa Osborn-Polakoff (A Jew in a Christian’s Shoes: The Story of Erika von Stein) are among the four runners-up in the contest. The other two entries that caught the judges’ eyes are by Gabriela Himmele (On Our Way to Lewis Falls), and by Annalise Cappello (Vacation in Venice.) Gabriela is in the sixth-grade at Manheim Township School District and Annalise is also a sixth-grader at White Brook Middle School in Easthampton, MA.

Congratulations to everyone!

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  • 1. CLARA MOLOT  |  June 8th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    CLARA,

    CONGRATULATIONS! WE ARE VERY PROUD THAT YOU WON THIS CONTEST.THIS IS A BIG DEAL!!

    HOW CAN SE READ THE STORY THAT YOU WROTE?

    LOVE,
    GRANDMA MARCIA AND GRANDPA MARTY

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