The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona held a creative writing contest in December and announced the winners.
The contest received 71 entries in total and a panel of judges made up of six Verona residents picked the three winners who all attend HBW Middle School. First place was awarded to “A World With No Sound” by seventh grader Katie Hunt. Second place was awarded to “Applause” by eighth grader Emily Wynne. Third place was awarded to “Always Remember” by seventh grader Eleanor Newman.
The contest was open to Verona residents in grades six-eight. The first place winner received a $50 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble and the second and third place each received $25 gift certificates.
Katie Hunt’s first place winning story will be submitted to the state-wide creative writing contest sponsored by the New Jersey Federation of Woman’s Clubs.
The high quality of the creative writing in stories written by Verona’s sixth, seventh and eighth grade students impressed the panel of judges, said Christine McGrath and Julia Allen, Arts Creative chairs for the Verona Juniors. “We loved reading all of the stories and look forward to hosting this contest again in the future.”
All of the winning stories can be found at www.veronajuniors.org.