Junior high students showcase works at Literary Fair

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Junior high students perform in high gear when it comes to the Literary Fair. This year, approximately 75 students entered the contest. Composition & Grammar and Literature teachers chose the top poetry and prose works submitted by their students to enter into the Literary Fair, while many students also chose to enter on their own. The judges ranked the top four entries in each category as the winners. Students presented their award-winning writing to their families, teachers and friends at the Evening of Poetry and Prose on April 16, and the Upper School library will display winning Literary Fair entries and welcomes all students to view the winners’ works from April 16-20.

Out of all of the winners, four students won awards at the District Literary Fair. Mary Abi-Karam (7th), Cate Zeiger (7th), Ania Kelegama (7th) and Catherine Clark (8th) will receive their awards April 25 at the Broward Center.

Kelegama entered her poem “The Night” in the ABC Poetry category. “I feel very honored to receive such an award, especially since I was not at all expecting to win,” she said. Kelegama definitely plans on entering the contest again in upcoming school years.

Cate Zeiger entered a myth titled “Why the Geode is So Beautiful Inside.”

“Last year, my sister was a district finalist for the literary fair, and I wanted to enter and win awards like her,” Zeiger said.

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