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Today’s Creative Writing contest!

The Scott Valley Libraries’ creative writing contest winners, first grade through adult, were awarded at an open house on Saturday, April 29, at the Fort Jones Branch Library. Most of the winners who were present read their essays to the full audience.


The annual contest took place as part of National Library Week with the theme, “There is More to the Story.” Stories were inspired by photos from two books (Brothers Paddling Raft or Jewel Beetles Crossing Icy Strait) or subjects of choice. 

First/Second Grade:

First place: Vivienne Thomas

Second place: Marina Dooley

Third place: Sheldon Denight

Honorable mentions:

Sawyer Zink, Macy Wilcox, Eleanor Stapley, Kai Phaengysy, Isaac McMullen, Weston Fawaz, Cyrus Stone, Gavin Case, Amethyst West, Ellie Wear, Aiden Rompon, Ava Peters, Olivia Friden, Ryder Elam, Jayah Case, Aiyana Case

Third/Fourth Grade:


First place: Arkadia Ford


Second place: Westly Jones


Third place: Quinn Van de Water

Honorable mentions:

Sarah Bevis, Aubree Ritola, Gracen Dysart, Jackson Ford

Fifth Grade:


First place: Lily Shelton

Second Place: Sidney Walsh

Third place: Aubrey Ladd

Eighth Grade: 


First place: McKenna Tiner


Second place: Wyatt Franklin


Third place: Augustis Hahn

Honorable mention:


Zoe McBroom

High School:


First place: Lily McBroom

Second place: Grace Hubbard

Third place: Veronica Canada

Honorable mention:

Lilly Finley



First place: Liz Orme (story read by Annie Kramer with Kei Lin in attendance)


Second place: Josh Harnden


Third place: Richard Sanders

Honorable mention:

Madeleine Ayres

The supporters of this year’s contest included Five Mary’s Burgerhouse, Ray’s Grocery Store, Maria’s Restaurant, Michelle DeCausmaker, Davey Martin and Kaletta Tassem. Appreciation was given to the Friends of the Etna Library, the Friends of the Fort Jones Library, Scott Valley teachers and the Town of Fort Jones. Judges Chris Brown, Teresa Johnson, Celest McFall and Barbara Whitworth were thanked as well.

Copies of the winning essays are available at the Fort Jones Library, 11960 East St., Fort Jones.

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One Comment

  1. Michelle DeCausmaker

    Wonderful event with talented essays shared by all.

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