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Alice B. Wilson Literary Awards Contest Winners Honored at the Brighton Memorial Library

The Brighton Memorial Library Alice B. Wilson Literary Awards Contest winners were honored at an awards ceremony and reception on Thursday, May 2, 2019, in the Friends of Brighton Memorial Library Learning Center. Winners read selections from their works. The Annual Literary Awards Contest is named in memory of Alice B. Wilson, who passed away in 2002, to honor her longtime commitment to and support of Brighton Library.

First prizes of $50.00, second prizes of $25.00, and honorable mentions of $10.00 were awarded in poetry and prose in each division. The competition was open to all students in grades 6-12 living or attending school in Brighton. The annual contest is made possible by the Friends of Brighton Memorial Library and the Brighton Memorial Library Gift Fund.

Congratulations to our talented winners

POETRY ♦ Senior Division ♦

First Place: Every Morning I Drink Tea with God by Julia Pelletier,

Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women

Second Place: Consumers by Ally Farnand, Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women

Honorable Mention: The Factory by Molly Shafer, Brighton High School

Honorable Mention: Unexpected Friendship by Grace Zurzweil, Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women

Honorable Mention: Feeling Sad and Other Things by Kelsey Anderson, Brighton High School

POETRY ♦ Junior Division ♦

First Place: What if We Were the Lucky Ones by Zoleigh Borg, Brighton High School

Second Place: Paint by Casey Boyack, Twelve Corners Middle School

Honorable Mention: Pebble by Wyatt Robinson, Twelve Corners Middle School

Honorable Mention: The Epitome of Beauty by Elizabeth Norris, Twelve Corners Middle School

PROSE ♦ NON-FICTION ♦ Senior Division ♦

Honorable Mention: Boys Cry, Girls Misbehave by Sarah Borus, Brighton High School

Honorable Mention: The Death in Life by Claire Devlin, Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women

Honorable Mention: Tae Kwon Do: You Mean, Like The Karate Kid? by Ming Thomas DeMers, The Harley School

PROSE ♦ NON-FICTION ♦ Junior Division ♦

Second Place: One Tree at a Time by Elizabeth Norris, Twelve Corners Middle School

Honorable Mention: Harmony by Una Gogstetter, Twelve Corners Middle School

PROSE ♦ FICTION ♦ Senior Division ♦

First Place: The Predecessor by Charles Laniak, McQuaid Jesuit High School

Second Place: Feeling Salty by Eisabella Abu-Sbaih, Brighton High School

Honorable Mention: Atonement, by Ian Bankes, McQuaid Jesuit High School

PROSE ♦ FICTION ♦ Junior Division ♦

First Place: Apparatus by Kurt Hahn, Brighton High School

First Place: Beckwood by Casey Boyack, Twelve Corners Middle School

Second Place: The Tests of Truth by Sofiia Shapovalova, Brighton High School

Honorable Mention: Honey by Zoleigh Borg, Brighton High School

Honorable Mention: Losing My Religion by Owen Tuori, Twelve Corners Middle School

Honorable Mention: Worlds Apart by Lily Coyne, Twelve Corners Middle School

Pictured above, left to right:

Zoleigh Borg, Casey Boyack, John Owen Tuori, Lily Coyne, Una Gogstetter, Julia Pelletier,

Ian Bankes, EisaBella Abu-Sbaih, Sofiia Shapovalova, Wyatt Robinson, Kurt Hahn