Carbon has been creating some very talented young authors.

The third Creating Young Authors contest wrapped up on April 28 with over 40 students participating.

Each age category had a different theme for the students to write about.

The first place winner of the Cooperation group went to two different students aged five to eight, Marshall Merrill and Candace Appleyard.

"It was about a magical unicorn that saved all the other horses because I really like horses and unicorns," expressed Merrill.

"It was with dogs because I don't really write stories with people. I usually write stories with animals," Appleyard explained.

The first place winner of the Empathy category, for students aged nine to eleven, was Grace Anderson.

"My story was about a girl who had to move from her old town and went to a new town. The topic seemed to be a nice story to write," stated Anderson.

Julia Lomond was the first place winner for the category Integrity for students aged 12 to 14. Lomonds story was about women who has Cystic Fibrosis, a disease in the lungs. The women starts getting really sick, goes through a number of hospital treatments and ended up needing surgery, although there were no donors except for her one friend.

Lomond, along with all the winners, noted that they would like to take part in the contest next year.

"I really like writing and I'd like to do this again. It's a lot of fun, but it also makes it very stressful to get it on time, make sure it's edited and all the other stuff that comes along with the contest," outlined Julia Lomond.

The final category in the Creating Young Authors contest was for students aged 15 to 18 with a theme of Perseverance.

"The theme was perseverance, so I wrote a story about a wolf who is a hopeless case and then becomes the pack leader," noted Tori Van Bavel.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Questions, comments, or story ideas? Email us at [email protected]

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