Here at the Little Village we are always pleased to recognize and support local talent. We are proud to announce we have copies of the newly released Middle High School Voices 2019 book signed by Grace Frink and Solveig Hammon available for sale!
Both young women were recently awarded for their short stories submitted to the National Writing Project in New Hampshire, in collaboration with the Scholastic Writing Contest. The stories Grace and Solveig submitted were published in this anthology of work by students across the state who were awarded with either a Gold Key, Silver Key, or an honorable mention. This joint competition is available to students in grades 7-12 in New Hampshire. The works are judged based off of the category they were submitted for, but also blindly judged against works in the same category by other students. Students can earn Gold or Silver Keys, or have their submitted works cited for an honorable mention.
Solveig received a Silver Key for her story, “The Fall Feast”, in the humor category. Grace received a Silver Key for her story, “The Rain”, and an honorable mention for her second story, “James”, both of which were in the Science Fiction category. The awards ceremony, that took place on May 2nd, was at Plymouth State University where Grace and Solveig were asked to read their stories for the attending audience.
Grace also attended Futures Summer Camp, where she worked on one of her published stories. The Futures Summer Camp is run by White Mountains Regional School District. The camp is open to students who are entering grades 7-9, and welcomes both students from and outside of WMRSD. The aim of Futures Summer Camp is to help students to explore possible career paths in the future, as well as improving upon interests and skills such as writing, athletics, and more.
Beth Lufkin, an English teacher at White Mountains Regional High School, was instrumental in helping both students to participate in the contest. Beth’s efforts in pushing the girls to challenge and improve upon their writing skills through the contest is a true testament to not only her character, but the school’s involvement and attentiveness with their students.
Feel free to stop by and check out this book while you’re in town. And congratulations to Grace and Solveig! We are so proud to support your hard work and accomplishments, and wish you the best with future endeavors!
To learn more about Futures Summer Camp, click the following link: http://bit.ly/wmrsdfc
To learn more about the National Writing Project in New Hampshire click the following link: http://bit.ly/nwpinnh
To learn more about the Scholastic Writing Contest and Middle High School click the following link: http://bit.ly/swcmhv19