August 28, 2020
This summer, teens from throughout Marathon County participated in "Write Your Story," the 2020 Teen Short Story Writing Contest. We received some extraordinary pieces and have been impressed with the talent and creativity we've seen!
After careful reading, evaluation and discussion, the judges have made their final decisions, and it's time to announce the winners!
For the 12-14-year-old age group, the winners are:
3rd place: (tie)
"The Day I Lost Everything" by Whitley Johnson
"The One-Horned Buck" by Jackson Nechuta
"The House on Maple Street" by Avery Kessen
"The Dream Dragons" by Mary Bolinger
For the 15-18-year-old age group, the winners are:
"Change: What Must We Do to Receive It" by Carl Knaack
"Flicker Flicker" by J.L.R.
"Rites That End at Midnight" by Sydney Goethel
As promised, we're posting the winning stories in each category for the public to read! To read each of the first place stories, click on the PDFs below.
Thank you to all who submitted their work to the 2020 Teen Writing Contest - keep on writing!