April 5th Update: It was just announced that Maura Juedes has placed in the top ten for 5th grade poetry and will also be published in the Yahara River Writers anthology!
Three DeForest Area Middle School students will be published in this year’s Dane County Yahara River Writers anthology. They are (left to right):
- Martina Zulkoski (Ruby Team) placed in the top ten for 5th grade poetry.
- Luna Thao (Purple Team) placed in the the top ten for 8th grade editorials.
- Liliana Kenyon (Purple Team) placed first in 8th grade poetry.
All three students will be honored at a celebration and writing seminar in May held at UW-Madison. During this event, each student will receive a copy of the anthology and participate in a writer’s workshop in their category.
The Yahara River Writers Anthology Project is a writing and cartooning contest for students in grades 5-8, sponsored by the Greater Dane County Advanced Learners Network. Students from several schools across Dane County submitted entries in the categories of short stories, poetry, editorials and cartooning. Students may only enter one piece in any one of these categories. The top ten entries in each grade are published in an anthology.