After much deliberation by the Sierra Nevada Review faculty, undergraduate editors, and graduate editors, Sierra Nevada College is very happy to announce the winners of the fourth annual creative writing contest for high school students.
Over 325 students submitted work, most with entries in more than one category and submissions came from across the country. The readers were all impressed by the quality of writing from the finalists, and it was a difficult decision in each category.
The winners will be hosted for an awards ceremony on Friday, January 10 to congratulate and acquaint them with SNC. All students who submitted entries are invited to the Awards Ceremony. Winners will also receive a cash prize and be offered a scholarship to SNC.
WINNERS AND FINALISTS FOR THE 2013 HIGH SCHOOL WRITING CONTEST
First place = How to Mix Native Blood with Foreign Water: A Lab by Dalia Ahmed
Second place = Dream in Which the Moon is replaced by my grandfather’s lymphoma tumor by Talin Tahajian
Third place = Concavity of Checkmate by Hanel Baveja
Local’s winner = Mitosis by Stephanie Hsu, Fremont, CA
First place = Kindergarten by Alexa Derman
Second place = The 29 by Catrina Sun Tan
Third place = Moon Country by Nick Burns
Local winner = The Countdown by Sara Lagen (Monterey CA area)
First place = A Reality on a Friday Night by Jenny Jung
Second place = How to Be Holy by Allison Light
Third place = Camp by Tyler Randazzo
Death of a Dogfish = Local’s Prize Eloise Perrochet (Northridge, CA)