Over the years I have learned many lessons in life. The two biggest things that I have learned is that life is too short to have regrets and the second lesson that I have learned is to love completely without limits. Recently I got really sick and I realized how little I have laughed lately and how much time I was focused on the non-important things in life and decided no more. I am doing the things that I love now and enjoying every second of it.
My wish list for books is ongoing, however my time to read is so limited. I would love to have just one day to do nothing but read. Maybe one day.
THE WINNERS FOR THE CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Category 1 (2nd-3rd Grades)
1st place -- Ethan Ross "A Ninja Academy"
Category 2 (4th-5th Grades)
1st place -- Hermione Wilson "Rusty Old Nail"
2nd place -- Erin Wright "The Princess and the Giraffe"
3rd place -- Danni Ryan "One Cray Dog"
Honorable Mention -- Alyvia Blythe Battles "Bethany the Great"
Category 3 (6th-8th Grades)
1st place -- Zachary Wright "The Queen's Sadness"
2nd place -- Adeline Baggett "Unwanted Memories"
Category 4 (9th-10th Grades)
1st place -- Katherine Arnold "And The Winner Is"
2nd place -- Bryant Wilson "The Boy I am and the Man I Hope to Become"
3rd place -- Hannah Groves "October Skyline"
Honorable Mention -- Clay Wright "The Hunter"
Category 5 (11th-12th Grades)
1st place -- Autumn Dawn Ray Hughes "Never Again"
2nd place -- Christian Bryant "Who Am I?"
3rd place -- Nick Moore "Grey Skies"
Honorable Mention -- Kade-Mica David Battles "Just Write It!"
I would like to personally congratulate all the winners. Erin has some talented writers. We had over 60 entries, which is amazing for it being the first year. I can't wait to see how many entries we have next year.
There will be a reception on Oct. 28, 2013 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for all the students who entered the writing Contest. We will also be awarding prizes to all the winners of event. I want to also thank all the judges:
Category 1 Judges were: Jody Adams, Vickie Channell, Steve Warren, Byron Parker, Vickie Parker, Melissa Barker, and Sharon Wilson
Category 2 Judges were: Jody Adams, Vickie Channell, Steve Warren, Byron Parker, Vickie Parker, Melissa Barker, and Denise Adams.
Category 3 Judges were: Jody Adams, Vickie Channell, Steve Warren, Byron Parker, Vickie Parker, Melissa Barker, and Sharon Wilson
Category 4 Judges were: Jody Adams, Vickie Channell, Steve Warren, Byron Parker, Vickie Parker, and Melissa Barker
Category 5 Judges were: Jody Adams, Vickie Channell, Steve Warren, Byron Parker, Vickie Parker, Melissa Barker, and Sharon Wilson
*** All judging was done blindly and most of the judges were from out of town so that all judging was handled fairly. Sharon Wilson removed herself as a judge for categories 2 and 4.
Yesterday was the judging for the youth writing contest. I want to applaud everyone that entered. I know that takes courage to submit your work and wait to see what the judges think. There were so many talented entries. The judges were very impressed. There were over 60 entries and 7 judges, it still took use about 5 hours to read, judge, and tally all the votes. Every entry was read. I want to encourage everyone to enter again next year. Please come out to support all the winners at the reception on Oct 28th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Houston County Library.
Sharon loves to read mysteries, science fiction, and fantasy. She loves the fact that a book can take you anywhere if you let it.