First Place

Lauryn Ramme is a junior at Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood. After many years of reading, Lauryn decided to try her hand at writing and her short story titled Birdie won her the award this year. Her other hobbies include painting, listening to music, and hanging out with friends. Her sponsoring teacher is Trisha Winn.

Second Place

Siena Goodney is a freshman at Marquette Senior High School. Siena loves to read all types of books and continually has more than one going at a time. She also loves school and math is her favorite subject. She has many interests but her favorites are singing, playing soccer, and playing her guitar. She also sings at Redeemer Lutheran Church on as many weekends as she can with her busy schedule. The title of her short story is Letters Under the Floorboards and her sponsoring teacher is Tony Parlato.

Third Place

Heidi Helppi is a junior at Negaunee High School. She has loved reading all of her life, and has recently gained a great interest in writing… enough to have her short story titled The Blood of My Love win the award. She also runs track, participates in Business Professionals in America and is a class officer. Her sponsoring teacher is Gina Sorenssen.

First Place – Jr. Division

Paige Griffin, a 14 year old from Lake Linden-Hubbell Middle School, won her award with her story titled The Olive Branch. She is a digital and traditional artist and writer. She enjoys spending time with her dog, sleeping, and riding her bike. She has placed second in a school and district spelling bee. She isn’t sure at the moment what she wants to do when she’s older, but she knows it’ll be in the arts field. Her sponsoring teacher is Jessica Klein.


Winning stories are published in U.P. Reader #6

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