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Over the last several months, teen writers from across North Central Washington have been submitting their original short fiction stories to us as part of the 9th annual write here, right now High School Writers Competition sponsored by NCRL and Write on the River.

We were blown away by the creativity of these stories and want to thank all those who submitted their work for consideration. We are excited to announce that three winners have been selected for the 2020 writing competition.

The sponsor of this annual competition is national bestselling author Chelsea Cain. A champion of student writing, she provided one $100 cash award and two $50 honorable-mention cash awards for the competition.

First Place

Thomasin Schkrohowsky“Arrow” by Thomasin Schkrohowsky

Thomasin is fourteen and in the ninth grade. She finds inspiration for writing in music and nature. She likes to read, write, draw comics, cook food from around the world, play violin and piano, and participate in competitive swimming. Thomasin hopes to write a novel one day. She lives in Mazama, WA.


Honorable Mention

Miranda Nayak“All That a Villain Wants” by Miranda Nayak

Miranda Nayak is a freshman at Wenatchee High School. She is involved in the robotics and Technology Student Association clubs at her school and plays cello in the high school orchestra. She loves reading, writing, and also enjoys film-making. Miranda started writing for fun last year and continues to write every day. She lives in Wenatchee, WA

Honorable Mention

Hope Stringham“The Loop” by Hope Stringham

Hope Stringham is a freshman at Wenatchee High School. She played volleyball for WHS last fall and plans to continue next year. When she graduates from high school she wants to go to college and study mathematics. She plans on getting a doctorate and teaching math at the college level. Along with teaching, she wants to continue writing. Hope is currently working on a book series. She lives in Wenatchee, WA with her parents, her tortoise, her dog, and four backyard chickens.

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