Writing Competition

The competition is CLOSED! Thank you to all of the students that applied...we had 100 applications

Student Impact hosted a writing competition for middle and high school students to create a collection of stories suited for young kids. Amidst the difficult transition to online school, parents and teachers alike struggle to navigate a new method of teaching. We hope to alleviate some of this difficulty by providing resources that parents can use at home to entertain and educate their children. Below is a collection of stories written by middle and high school students. Children can then read along with the author to practice reading skills, expand their vocabulary, and (perhaps most importantly) be entertained throughout the day!


Writing Competition Stories:

1st Place Winner: J. Hunter Melton

About the Author: Hunter Melton just completed 10th grade at Fuqua School in Farmville, Virginia. At Fuqua, Hunter is a member of the Battle of the Brains team, Captain of the Cross Country team, member of the lacrosse team, he received the Silver Key for Community Service hours, he helped start the STEAM program at his school and he tutors other students in his spare time. He loves both the sciences and history. 

Hunter's Story: Dreamers

Age Group: 3rd grade through 5th grade

*available for download as PDF*

2nd Place Winner: Tara Caldwell

About the Author: Tara Caldwell is a rising senior at Essex Technical High School. She is the Vice President of her class and participates in DECA, Student Council, School Council, Student Leadership, Student Mentor Program, Stone and Compass Intern Program and Marblehead Youth Democrats. Tara enjoys being an active member of her school and town communities.

Tara's Story: Leo the Leopard

Age Group: Pre-K through 2nd grade

 *available for download as PDF*

Honorable Mention Winner: Kerem Dulger  

About the Author: Kerem Dulger is12 years old and is a 7th Grader at Marlboro Middle School. Kerem am a member of his school's Math Club and enjoys playing soccer and video games in his free time. His favorite subject is Math.

Kerem's Story: The Elves, the Orcs, and the Creeders

Age Group: 3rd - 4th grade

*available for download as pdf* 

Honorable Mention Winner: Rita Ajit

About the Author: Rita is a rising senior at South Lakes High School. In her opinion, there's something to love about every subject, but some are definitely easier to love than others- english over math any day. Within the subject of english, her favorite area of study is poetry.

Rita's Story: The Moon Turned Inside Out

Age Group: 1st - 2nd grade

*available for download as pdf*