Lorain County Educational Service Center’s Gifted Consortium once again coordinated the Young Authors’ Writers and Illustrators Contest and Conference. For the first time the contest and conference were open to gifted eighth grade students. The challenge was to write and/or illustrate books using the theme “A quest for Power.” Eight eighth graders from Mrs. Post’s Advanced Language Arts class participated in both the contest and the conference. Kaitlyn Fury was nominated for best illustrator, and Angelina Rivera was nominated for best author. Angelina was awarded best eighth grade young author in Lorain County at the conference on May 13th 2014. Her book was titled Misconception and was about a young girl learning what happens when she judges her peers. Before she received the award the following quote from her book was read aloud:
And right there, Sosana learned the most valuable lesson she will quite possibly learn. She learned the power of a misconception. Knowing someone well made her feel as if she was at an advantage. Her life was almost like a quest for power over someone, and that’s how she liked it.
Angelina is the first student from SAMS to win the best author award. Congratulations Angelina! Everyone at SAMS is very proud of you!