Thursday, May 12, 2016

All-High School Fiction and Poetry Contest

The Second Annual All-High School Fiction and Poetry Contest and Award Ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 11 at the Open Eye Cafe in Carrboro. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools’ high school creative writing students took part in the program. Top contest winners in Fiction and Poetry received monetary prizes plus the opportunity to read their work to the community.

Prizes were awarded as follows:


1st Place ($500): Jessica Tornai, Chapel Hill High, "Threaded Stories"
2nd Place ($250): Lily Gavazov, East Chapel Hill High, "LeRoi Soleil"
3rd Place ($100): Emma Brodey, East Chapel Hill High, "Sir Seagull's Demise"


1st Place ($500): Sarah Warner, Carrboro High, "Acacia, Meaning Secret Love"
2nd Place ($250): Skylar Searing, East Chapel Hill High, "Ghost Country"
3rd Place ($100): Kate Meadows, East Chapel Hill High, "My Little Dove"

Local resident Chris Kubica is passionate about supporting the art of creative writing in our schools. As President of Application Architects, LLC, Kubica has created an opportunity for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools’ creative writing students to showcase their talents. This is the second year of the contest. Students at our local high schools have worked on submissions throughout the school year.

Thank you to Chris for his generous support...and congratulations to all our writers.