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2018-06-14 / Local News

Students honored in writing competition

Ten students from the East Aurora School District were recognized for their writing skills by the Aurora Women’s Club, as part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs creative writing contest.

Aidan Chudy took home several honors, including first place in category two for his poem, “Can You Imagine?” and a short story, “Virtual Reality.” Category two includes work from students in grades three, four and five. The second-place prize for the short story in category two went to Marissa Valvo.

Renee Carlson won first place in category three for her poem “Friendliness” and third place at the state level of the competition. Category three includes grades six through eight. Second place in the poetry division went to Thomas Walters.

Sophia Bartolini placed first in category three for her short story, “The Trip of a Lifetime.” Also taking home awards in the short-story division were Cameryn Bauman in second place and Henry Bindig in third. Magie Kelly received an honorable mention.

Marie Emmanuelle Brown-Cashdollar placed first in the short-story division for her story “My Root” and second place in the state competition for short story. Category four includes high school students. In the category four poetry division, Bailey Bastine placed second.

Aidan Chudy won first place at the state level of the competition for his category two short story, while Sophia Bartolini won first place in category three for her short story. Their work will now be judged by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., for a chance at a national award. Bartolini was also presented with the Wanda Odrobina Award for Excellence in Creative Writing.

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