Marlborough – The Marlborough Public Library held its first Teen Writing Competition recently. Teens who live in or attend a school from Marlborough were encouraged to send in their stories and poetry for a chance to win the grand prize of $100. The judges were selected based on their writing experience and interest in young adult literature, ranging from local authors and newspaper editors to librarians. Twelve winners were chosen: Poetry (grades 7 to 9) – first: Elizabeth Smith; second: Justin Hernandez; and third: 3rd Jennie O”Leary and Erin Giugno. Poetry (grades 10 to 12) – first: Courtney Armijo and second: Laura Cattarin. Stories (grades 7 to 9) – first: Kayla Ucciferri; second: Katie Zagzoug; and third: Maddy Plante. Stories (grades 10 to 12) – first: Micaela Garrison-Desany; second: Kristen Higgins; and third: Colleen McCarthy.
To read the submissions, visit Marlborough Public Library's Spring Newsletter, ?http://1.usa.gov/MPLnewsletterSpr2012.