Students at College Place Middle School, encouraged by teacher Carolyn Gross, won the following awards in writing and art:
-Snohomish County sponsored the Prodigies for Peace writing contest to commemorate the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. Isabella Wilhelm won first place and Matthew Ly took third place in the middle school age category for all of Snohomish County. Isabella presented her essay at Snohomish County’s NAACP Black History event in Everett.
-The Letters about Literature writing contest is sponsored by the Washington State Library and the Center for the Books at the Library of Congress. Students chose authors’ works that have had an impact on their lives, and wrote letters explaining how those books have changed their view of the world or of themselves. National semi-finalists include: Thomas Blahous, Amelia Herr, Peter Mun, and Ava Wilson.
-The Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) sponsored the annual Americanism Essay; this year’s topic was “Why I am Proud to be an American.” Local Branch 18 of the FRA sponsored and selected TJ Oliver’s essay which became the national winner for the seventh grade level with prize money totaling over $3,000.
-The University Bookstore sponsored its 29th annual bookmark contest this year, with the theme “Books Bring Dream to Life!” Winners include College Place Middle students Anna Johnson and Hannah Rosenberg and Madrona K-8 student Amelia R. The 12 winning bookmarks are distributed in all locations of the UW Bookstore the rest of the year.