In March, Mrs. Goodenough (Reading Specialist at Pearson and TAG writing teacher) was informed of a writing contest. She shared the contest with the ten TAG students, and four of them chose to submit their writing. This contest was sponsored by ASAP, which is an organization based in Washington Depot, CT. This is an organization which encourages students to think creatively, ask questions, and explore possibilities. This is their 20th-year celebration, and the activities will culminate in a big celebration on June 1st.
The rules of the contest were:
~submission can be 410 words, or less
~submissions can be a poem, short story (or a chapter of the story), a play (or a portion of a play)
~names and schools of students were taken off submissions, so judges did not know
There were over 200 submissions received, and Pearson School learned that two of our students were chosen as winners. The competition was stiff, and all four students are to be commended for their entries. The Board of Education will be celebrating the two winners on Tuesday, May 14 and there will also be a yet to be determined celebration in Washington Depot.
The four students who entered the contest were: Raiana Ratti in 6th grade, Julia Reinert in 5th grade, Aiden Southworth in 5th grade, and Leeann Dickens in 4th grade. The two winners from Pearson were Aiden Southworth and Leeann Dickens. All entries were excellent, and each student should be commended.