Covenant High School Students Receive Eight Awards in Pierce County Library’s Teen Writing & Art Contest

Covenant High School Students Receive Eight Awards in Pierce County Library’s Teen Writing & Art Contest

Out of over 700 entries and 80 public and private schools, Covenant High School students received eight awards in the Pierce County Library’s 25th annual Our Own Expressions Teen Writing and Art Contest.

Open to 7th through 12th graders living in or attending school in Pierce County, Our Own Expressions recognizes and celebrates creative teen talent, voice, and vision.

Each contest entry is judged in a double-blind process. Initially, each entry is reviewed by two separate pre-judges made of library staff and volunteers. Entries that continue into the next round of judging are sent to final judges who select the winning entries. These final judges are creative professionals who review written entries specifically “on the basis of originality, style, general presentation, grammar, spelling and evidence of skill commensurate with the age of the writer.”

Covenant’s English curriculum encourages students to imitate God and glorify Him through writing, by developing poetry and creative writing skills beginning in the freshman year. Students learn to analyze and imitate great poetry through the ages, and to identify and adopt key elements of great story writing in classic literature. The library contest offers an excellent opportunity for students to hone their skills and write with truth and grace.

Congratulations to the following Covenant High School Students for receiving awards in the following categories:

Poetry:

  • Lily Tamminga, Senior
  • Honor Tamminga, Recent Graduate

 

Short Story:

  • Rylie Wood, Junior
  • Jacob Lawty, Junior
  • Nathan Schmidt, Junior
  • Aubren Reis, Senior
  • Mary Boyde Funches, Recent Graduate
  • Honor Tamminga, Recent Graduate

 

For more information on the Pierce County Library’s annual Our Own Expressions Teen Writing and Art Contest and to view and read the winning works, click here.

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