Creative Writing Contest

8th Annual
This Year’s Theme: “A New Pair of Glasses”

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 contest – Melody McBride, 15, who attends Troy High School in La Habra.
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We are also happy to announce our runner up: Evelyn Driscoll, 14, who attends Santa Margarita High School.
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Congratulations to you both!  Thank you everyone who submitted essays this year. 

And, a big shout out to our judges panel:

UCI Professor Jonathan Alexander -- Chancellor's Professor of English and Informatics School of Humanities; Editor, College Composition and Communication; Director, Center for Excellence in Writing & Communication; Campus Writing Coordinator.

Amy Roth -- Corona del Mar resident and Library Foundation volunteer; former English teacher; currently school librarian at Baywood Elementary in Irvine.

And YAAC members (Young Adult Advisory Council at the Newport Beach Public Library):
Sydney Huang
Lane McArdell
Caroline West