Second Place: Kenneth K. of Montair Elementary, Danville
Third Place:Aiyana’s Journal by Annie D. of Oxford Elementary, Berkeley; Rico G. of Montair Elementary, Danville; Hopeful Romance by Annie Stearns of The Meher Schools, Lafayette; The Hoarder’s Treasure by Jared M. of Dublin Elementary, Dublin; Poet by Grace T. of Head-Royce School, Oakland; Sophia M. C. of Black Pine Circle School, Berkeley; Cryptid Quest by Cameron H. of Paden Elementary, Alameda
Honorable Mention: Jeffrey K., The New Kid and the Orange Tree, Montair Elementary, Danville; Anya C., The Tale of the Moon Festival, Oxford School, Berkeley; Katie N., A Universal Language, Egbert Beach Elementary, Piedmont; Samuel T., The Trek, Head-Royce School, Oakland; Madeleine S., Real, Springhill Elementary, Lafayette; Lucy B., Erroneous Blame, St. Paul’s Episcopal, Oakland
Third Place: Checkmate by Elizabeth M. S. of St. Paul’s Episcopal School, Oakland
24th Annual 5th Grade Writing Contest
2010 Grand Prize Winners
First-Place: “Braces” by Sean C. of Vista Grande Elementary School, Danville
Second-Place: “Checkmate” by Elizabeth M. S. of St. Paul’s Episcopal School, Oakland
Third-Place: “Hitting the Doghouse” by Katie S. of Valley View Elementary School, Pleasanton
Eight Fourth-Place Winners:
“The Wedding Cake Maker’s Daughter” by Elizabeth M. of Camino Pablo School, Moraga
“Crippled Dog” by Jane Nguyen of James Monroe Elementary School, San Leandro
“Hope” by Raelyn Kaplan of Meher Schools, Lafayette
“Conclusions” by Ayoni Thompson of Vista Grande School, Danville
Annika Heuser, for “Friends,” Montclair Elementary School, Oakland
Molly Appleby, for “Joey,” Montair School, Danville
Lily Hopwood, for “Umbrella Boy,” Marin School, Albany
Christian Booker, for “Butterfly,” Acts Christian Academy, Oakland
23rd Annual 5th Grade Writing Contest
2009 Grand Prize Winners
FIRST PLACE: Samuel Merrill, for “A Family of Soldiers,” Dublin Elementary School, Dublin
SECOND PLACE: Alison Jones, for “Where’s My Ticket,” Dublin Elementary School, Dublin
THIRD PLACE: Thomas M. Battles, for “My San Francisco Symphony Experience,” School of the Madeleine, Berkeley
12 Fourth Place Winners
Lily Gribbel, for “The Christmas Puppy,” Valley View Elementary School, Pleasanton
Chloe Carothers-Liske, for “The Life and Death of Pumpernickel,” Montessori Family School, El Cerrito
Zoe Ramia, for “Lucy’s Wild Ride,” Walnut Acres Elementary School, Walnut Creek
Mary Elise Lovejoy, for “The Legend of the Secret Treasure,” San Ramon Valley Christian Academy, Danville
Isabel Cassidy-Soto, for “A New Hope: A Story of Growing Up in Ireland,” School of the Madeleine, Berkeley
Madeline Cleric, for “Stuck,” Emma C. Smith School, Livermore
Miguel Inserni, for “The Rescue of Sir Louis,” Contra Costa Jewish Day School, Lafayette
Meredith Aebi, for “The Color of Friendship,” Frank C. Havens Elementary School, Piedmont
Courtney Newton, for “The Amazing Journey of Booney,” Jensen Ranch Elementary School, Castro Valley
Amelia Harrison, for “Friends or Bullies?” Montair Elementary School, Danville
Nora McCoy, for “Chester the Greedy Kitten,” Franklin Elementary School, Alameda
Evan Shields, for “Thugs,” St. Paul’s Episcopal School, Oakland
We Are Writers!
The California Writers Club is a nonprofit professional organization open to writers in every genre and at every level of experience, from novice to notable. Our purpose is to promote fellowship and to provide practical information that supports all members in achieving their publishing goals.
OUR MONTHLY SPEAKER PROGRAM
is open to the public Third Sundays
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
at ConneXion in Jack London Plaza
Writer support groups, socializing and meetings begin at 12:30.
2016 Jack London Celebration
We are a proud partner of the 2016 Jack London Legacy Celebration!
Come to our meetings and enjoy our programs, which are open to the public. Enter a contest. Become a member and enjoy all the benefits, which include critique groups of all kinds, a monthly newsletter, and the ability to share your news with a supportive community as your writing career takes off.