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Our 2nd Annual Creative Writing Challenge has come to a close! With the invaluable help of our friends at Live Oak Public Libraries, we narrowed down the entries to the following winners and finalists. Thank you to all the talented students who entered!

K – 2
Winner: “Tabby Cats” by Ian Palfreyman, 8, Coastal Empire Charter School

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  • “Savannah is a Great Place” by Aiyanna Aquino, 7, Shuman Elementary School
  • “Georgia Acrostic Poem” by Walker Brooks, 8, Hesse K-8

3 -5
“To Be or Not to Be, One Dream of Georgia History” by Michael Roberts, 8, Blandford Elementary

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  • “Untitled” by Christopher Creech, 10, May Howard Elementary
  • “Islands Everywhere” by Logan Brewer, 10 (School not provided)
  • “The Traveler” by Alexis B. Williamson, 11, Heard Elementary

6 -8
“Spared!” by Payton Ariola, 11, Oglethorpe Charter School

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  • “Oh Savannah, New Savannah!” by Emma Waldron, 12, Oglethorpe Charter School
  • “Untitled” by Carlos Gadson, 12, Oglethorpe Charter School
  • “Georgia, a Great Place To Live” by Desmond Jester, 11, Oglethorpe Charter School
  • “Untitled” by Justin Colebrooke, 11, Oglethorpe Charter School
  • “In 1733…” by Dakota Litchfield, 11, Costal Middle School

Each of the first place winners will receive a fabulous ice cream party for their class and were our special guests at a city council meeting where they read their poems for attendees, including Stratton Leopold and Mayor Edna Jackson.

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