Cabell writing contest meant to spark student imagination



Cabell County Schools Reading Council recently announced the winners of the 2021 Creative Writing Contest. 
 
The Creative Writing Contest was open to all Cabell County students Kindergarten through Twelfth grade and has been an annual event for the past 25 years.  
 
The writing contest consisted of two categories, poetry and prose.  Students were allowed one submission for each category and this year over 140 original compositions were received.  
 
Each winner will be given a certificate, a personalized medallion, and a copy of the 2021 Creative Writing Contest Anthology.  Following is a list of winners.  
 
Kindergarten Prose
 
First Place - Charlie Gue, Meadows Elementary School 
Teacher:  Rhonda Foster
 
Second Place - Lily Gue, Meadows Elementary School 
Teacher:  Rhonda Foster
 
Third Place - Luella Heck, Meadows Elementary School 
Teacher:  Rhonda Foster
 
Kindergarten Poetry
 
First Place - Luella Heck, Meadows Elementary School 
Teacher:  Rhonda Foster
 
First Grade Prose 
 
First Place - R. Hufford, Highlawn Elementary School
Teacher:  Mary Lopez
 
Second Place - Emilee Hendricks, Martha Elementary School
Teacher:  Shauna Fields
 
Third Place - Alice Flora, Highlawn Elementary School
Teacher:  Mary Lopez 
 
Second Grade Prose 
 
First Place - Kennadi Smith, Our Lady of Fatima Parish School 
Teacher:  Amy Reynolds
 
Second Place - Grace Otunuga, Our Lady of Fatima Parish School 
Teacher:  Amy Reynolds
 
Third Place - Carrin Robinson, Meadows Elementary School 
Teacher:  Angela Boggs
 
Second Grade Poetry 
 
First Place - Skylar Withrow, Meadows Elementary School
Teacher:  Angela Boggs
 
Second Place - Dakota Muhammad, Meadows Elementary School 
Teacher:  Angela Boggs
 
Third Place - Corrin Robinson, Meadows Elementary School 
Teacher:  Angela Boggs
 
Third Grade Prose 
 
First Place - Gracelynn Perdue, Highlawn Elementary School 
Teacher:  Robin Blankenship
 
Second Place - Cully Smith, Meadows Elementary School  
Teacher:  Kathy House
 
Third Place - Alice Hatfield, Meadows Elementary School 
Teacher:  Kathy House
 
Fourth Grade Prose 
 
First Place - Mayci Murphy, Highlawn Elementary School 
Teacher:  Penny Johnston
 
Second Place - Jeremiah Nelson, Highlawn Elementary School 
Teacher:  Penny Johnston 
 
Third Place - Jacob Conley, Highlawn Elementary School 
Teacher:  Penny Johnston
 
Fifth Grade Prose 
 
First Place - Sunee Mastrangelo, Nichols Elementary School
Teacher:  Angie Kinder
 
Second Place - Owen Adkins, Martha Elementary School 
Teacher:  Chasity Evans
 
Third Place - Cooper Meadows, Nichols Elementary School
Teacher:  Angie Kinder
 
Fifth Grade Poetry 
 
First Place - Raiden Green, Martha Elementary School 
Teacher:  Chasity Eaves
 
Second Place - Cassidy Kiripolsky, Nichols Elementary School 
Teacher:  Angie Kinder
 
Third Place - Hunter Deskins, Martha Elementary School 
Teacher:  Heather Jobst
 
Sixth Grade Prose 
 
First Place - Kaili Anderson, Huntington Middle School
Teacher:  Leann Haines
 
Second Place - Marley Weir, Huntington Middle School
Teacher:  Leann Haines
 
Seventh Grade Prose
 
First Place - Alex Taylor, Huntington Middle School
Teacher:  Leann Haines
 
Second Place - Maya Beatty, Huntington Middle School
Teacher:  Leann Haines
 
Eighth Grade Prose 
 
First Place - Claire Johnson, Huntington Middle School
Teacher:  Leann Haines
 
Second Place - Anna Butcher, Huntington Middle School
Teacher:  Leann Haines
 
Ninth Grade Prose 
 
First Place - Madison Lawson, Huntington High School 
Teacher:  Marissa Dillon
 
Tenth Grade Prose
 
First Place - Bradi Smith, Huntington High School 
Teacher:  Marissa Dillon 
 
Eleventh Grade Prose
 
First Place - Carter Matthews, Huntington High School 
Teacher:  Marissa Dillon
 
Second Place - Mahki Jackson, Huntington High School 
Teacher:  Marissa Dillon
 
Twelfth Grade Prose 
 
First Place - Rachael Bare, Huntington High School 
Teacher:  Marissa Dillon 
 
Second Place - Logan Brumfield, Huntington High School 
Teacher:  Marissa Dillon 
 
Third Place - Erica Thomas, Huntington High School 
Teacher:  Marissa Dillon 
 
Winners from the county level contest are submitted to the state level Young Writers Contest. This year Huntington Middle School student, Claire Johnson, won second place at the state level for her prose entry, "Zombies".   All state winners will be recognized during a virtual celebration Friday, May 7, 2021 beginning at 9:00 AM.     
 
For more information about Cabell County Reading Council events, including the Creative Writing Contest, please email Anna Holst at [email protected] 

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