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Students From Tri-Valley High Schools Win Writing Awards

Saturday 6 July 2019


From Californian newspaper The Independent:


Winning students

Students From Tri-Valley High Schools Win Writing Awards

Posted: Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:00 am
© The Author(s). 2019

Eighteen students from nine Tri-Valley high schools were recently honored for their essays, poetry and short stories that won awards in a contest sponsored by the Tri-Valley Writers, a branch of the California Writers Club. The students were recognized at a Sunday ceremony in the Livermore Library on May 19.

Keynote speaker Vidhima Shetty said, "Writing has always been something so magical to me." According to Shetty, if you are passionate and want to change the world, writing is one way to do it. Shetty is a recent graduate from California High School in San Ramon and author of the book "An Adolescent's Guide to ME/CFS: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome."

"The high school writing contest is an important part of our work," Contest Coordinator and Tri-Valley Writers member Patricia Boyle said. "We are proud of all students who entered their work."

There were 87 entries by 66 students from nine local high schools, according to Tri-Valley Writers Vice President Marilyn Dykstra. Speaking to the finalists during the ceremony, she noted that much of writing is rewriting and rewriting. "We encourage you all to persist," she said.


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