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12 Local Young Authors Honored

The Anne Arundel County Reading Council awarded local students who wrote poetry, stories and essays.

The Anne Arundel County Reading Council recognized 54 students for their talents as storytellers, poets and essayists. The council received more than 1,000 entries.

A dozen winners are from around Glen Burnie. The 10 first and second place winners will go on to be judged at the state level.

Anne Arundel County will honor the high school writers at a reception on Feb. 21, and the younger writers will be honored in April.

Here is a list of the local winners by grade:

Second Grade:

  • Regan McCoy, Rippling Woods Elementary, First Place short story
  • Kali Gaestel, Rippling Woods Elementary, Second Place short story

Fourth Grade:

  • Audre Cadd, Linthicum Elementary, First Place short story

Fifth Grade:

  • Divine Mitchell, Brooklyn Park Elementary, Second Place poetry

Tenth Grade:

  • Josie Wolfe, North County High, First Place poetry
  • Tiffany Dorbert, North County High, Second Place poetry
  • Tiffany Dorbert, North County High, First Place essay
  • Meredith Hale, North County High, Second Place essay
  • Briana Hubbard, North County High, Third Place essay

Eleventh Grade:

  • Amanda Turner, North County High, Second Place poetry
  • Anderson Bamaca, North County High, Third Place poetry
  • Faye Gruzinski, North County High, Second Place essay
  • Amanda Turner, North County High, Third Place essay

Twelfth Grade:

  • Bradley Gilmore, North County High, Second Place poetry

 

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