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…

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2022-2023

First Place Jaclyn Jukkala is a freshman at Houghton High School. Writing is one of her many hobbies, others include skiing, hunting, playing hockey, and reading. Her short story title is The Window. Sponsoring teacher is Jessica Klein. Second Place Lilli Gast is a freshman at Houghton High School. Reading…

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2020-2021

First Place Kyra Holmgren is a senior at Negaunee High School. The title of her story is The Treasured Flower. Her hobbies include reading, writing, and playing video games. Kyra’s favorite reading genres are fantasy and young adult. She has three dogs, and she loves to dote on them. She…

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2019-2020

First Place May Amelia Shapton took first place honors in the high school division this year with her story titled Crucify and Burn. She is a senior at Lake Linden-Hubbell High School. May Amelia enjoys traveling, and cross-stitching, and her love of reading spans all genres. She also loves cats,…

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2018-2019

First Place Emma Locknane was a senior at Gwinn High School when she received first place for her short story Trouble with Terrans. She enjoys hobbies such as writing, drawing, knitting, and day dreaming. Her reading genres are science fiction, fantasy, and magical realism. She has many stories of her…

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2017-2018

First Place As a freshman at Negaunee High School Katie McEachern received first place honors for her short story The Attack. Katie is active in band, chorus, and gymnastics. In her free time Katie enjoys music, writing, drawing, poetry, and many other fine arts. She also enjoys adventuring to “cool…

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