Memorial students recognized in Paper Gardens writing contest
Posted on 04/18/2016

Congratulations to the eight Memorial students who have won recognition in the annual Paper Gardens Creative Writing Contest. 

The students will have their works published in the 2016 Paper Gardens Chapbook and will receive a copy of the book at the awards celebration.  All winning authors are invited to share their winning piece at the celebration on Thursday, May 5, at the McMinnville Community Center at 7 p.m.

The full list of winners and categories includes

Children’s Poetry - Free Verse
Third place, “Greenery,” by Madelyn Smith, Grade 4

Children’s Poetry - Traditional
First place, “Seasons Galore,” by Kate Cratty, Grade 5
Second place, “I have to Write a Poem,” by Tom Scholer, Grade 5

Third place, “Boys and Girls,” by Maya Altree, Grade 4

Children’s Poetry of Place
Second place, “The Memorial Library,” by Adeline Rich, Grade 5
Third place, “A Special Lady is Leaving,” by Mary McKeegan, Grade 4

Children’s Poetry - Haiku
First place, “Dew Drops,” by Adeline Rich, Grade 5
Second place, “Winter Sadness,” by Callahan Ranche, Grade 5

Children’s Prose - Short Stories
First place, “Segregation,” by Zenya Mode, Grade 5

In its 23rd year, the Paper Gardens Creative Writing Contest is sponsored by the Arts Alliance of Yamhill County.  The contest features six categories in three age groups: children (ages 6 – 1Second place, youth (ages 13 – 17) and adult (18+).