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Young Writers Contest Honorees 2020

Bookshop Santa Cruz

Bookshop Santa Cruz established the Young Writers Contest in 2010 to highlight talented young people in our community who enjoy writing and storytelling. In this annual contest, Bookshop Santa Cruz staff narrowed down the entries to a set of finalists. Bookshop Santa Cruz is proud to showcase their work in this printed edition.

Ages 6-9

First Place: Morgan Schromm, 7, Happy Valley, I Wonder How the World Spins

Second Place: Meher Nagi, 9, Old Orchard School, Farraige

Third Place: Naomi Salhov, 8, Mountain Elementary School, The Eight O'Clock Howl

Honorable Mention: Athena Grey, 9, Old Orchard School, The Sun and the Moon

Honorable Mention: Megan McFadden, 9, Good Shepherd Catholic School, My Party

Ages 10-13

First Place: Emmie Wolf-Dubin, 12, Meigs Middle School, Countdown

Second Place: Alma Mendez, 11, Ocean Grove, The Stone Wolves

Third Place: Charlie Lowe, 10, Main Street Elementary, The Blue Boy

Honorable Mention: Abigail Joanides, 10, Westlake, Braces

Honorable Mention: Elianne Giles, 13, Mission Hill Middle, Furry Menace

Ages 14+

First Place: Charlie Perkins, 17, Kirby, Name Tag

Second Place: Tallia Harper, 16, Santa Cruz High School, Vultures 

Third Place: Kaleigh Pennington, 16, Scotts Valley High School, Broken Glass

Honorable Mention: Adrian Ilyas Jonker, 14, Twin Lakes Christian School, Creature's Best Friend

Honorable Mention: Dolsey Lin, 15, Valley Christian High School, Worthy of Virtue