Harry Hurst students take honors in statewide writing contest

Harry Hurst Middle School student winners made a strong showing in the Louisiana Writes Youth Writing Contest, which is open to all students in Louisiana schools.

Each year volunteer teachers representing the National Writing Project from around the state gather to judge nearly 1,000 entries in the areas of English or French fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Finalists are judged by Louisiana authors.

The 2014 – 2015 contest included author judges Ava Leavell Haymon, Ann Dobie and Genero Ky Ly Smith.

Statewide honors were recently released and Harry Hurst Middle students had a strong showing including winning first or second place in two of the three fifth – sixth grade categories, as well as winning first and second place in the seventh and eighth grade non-Fiction category.


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