Celebrating Writers

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This spring, the literary and artistic talents of Rocky Point High School and Rocky Point Middle School were celebrated and honored during two annual competitions.

Nearly 40 high school students earned high praise during this year’s Mark Twain Contest in the category of writing or art. For writing, students are awarded by grade level and in the categories of prose and poetry. For art, students are also awarded by grade level as well as in the categories of photography and digital imaging. Students who are selected as winners were invited to the awards ceremony at the Meadow Club and received a medal as well as a booklet published with all of the winning entries.

At the middle school, close to 70 students were named winners in the Lois Lowry literary and art contest. The event, which was started in the middle school in 2003, is similar to the Mark Twain literary and art contest in the high school as students are honored for written and artistic pieces. Those winners were honored at an ice cream social event in June and had their work published in a commemorative book.