2023-2024

First Place

Skye Isaacson is a ninth grader at Houghton High School. She enjoys playing volleyball, going outside, and spending time with her friends and family. Her story is titled The Birthday Party and her sponsoring teacher is Jessica Klein.

Second Place

Miina Chopp is a freshman at Houghton High School. In addition to writing stories, she enjoys reading, drawing, playing video games, and hanging out with friends. Her short story title is Starved. Sponsoring teacher is Jessica Klein.

Third Place

Leah Johnson is a freshman at Houghton High School. Some of her hobbies include: reading, writing, dancing, and playing the baritone saxophone. While writing is something she hopes to pursue as a hobby in the future, she hopes to become either a nurse or a physiologist. Her story is titled There are No Happy Endings and her sponsoring teacher is Jessica Klein.

First Place Jr. Division

Eve Noble is 13 years old and an 8th grader at Copper Country Christian School in Chassell. She enjoys crocheting, reading, writing, hanging out with friends, and participating in the local farmers market. Eve aspires to become a psychologist or a surgeon. Her short story title is Despondent. Sponsoring teachers are Judy Chizek and Erica Blasiola.

Second Place Jr. Division

Isla Peterson is an eighth grader from JKL Bahweting. Her story is titled Echo and her sponsoring teacher is Aaron Litzner.

Third Place Jr. Division

Analise VerBerkmoes is an eighth grader at Copper Country Christian School. Analise enjoys many horse-related activities, snowboarding, basketball, reading, and writing. Currently she is training her own nine-year-old horse, Crimson. Analise’s short story title is Time Deprivation. Sponsoring teachers are Judy Chizek and Erica Blasiola.

 

Winning stories are published in U.P. Reader #8

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