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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

#TuesdayTreasures Young Writers

Good Morning!

We've been experiencing heavy rains and flooding again in Louisiana. Most of it farther East/SE from where I am and I ask that you join me in praying for those families affected by this ridiculous weather.

I can promise you, I am fed up with the rain!

I know many are begging for it and I sure wish God would send it their way and leave us alone for a few weeks.

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I featured a young author on Saturday Spotlight and today I'd like to share with you something I, as an author, mentor and founder of a writer's group treasure: Young Writers

Each year, Bayou Writers Group hosts a "Young Writers" contest for middle/high school students in a 5 parish vicinity. The winners get cash prizes, entry to our conference, as well as publication in BWG's anthology and the Librarian from the winning school gets cash for their library. 

This year I'd like to honor the winners right here on my blog.....

First “Never” by Sydney Manuel 11th grade Sam Houston High School Calcasieu Parish

Second “The Important L Words” Jasmine  Hallmark 8th grade South Beauregard High School Beauregard Parish

Third “Stars Align” Garrett Doucet 11th grade Lake Arthur High School Jeff Davis Parish

First “Evergreen" Kate Cradeur 10th grade Sulphur High School Calcasieu Parish

Second “Script” Kate Cradeur 10th grade Sulphur High School  Calcasieu Parish

Third “I’m Not Crazy” Rondaja Rushing 8th grade F.K. White Middle School Calcasieu Parish

"When I get to tell the kids they placed in the contest I get as excited as if I were the winner!" Says contest coordinator, Beth Savoie.

In the photo:
Susan Gardebled, Librarian, Sulphur High School
Kate Cradeur
Sydney Manuel
Jasmine Hallmark
Rondaja Rushing 

Hope you enjoyed today's post and, like me, Beth and many we know, treasure the young writers in your life!

Hope to see you again weekly for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight.

Until next time, take care and God Bless.


Tanya Hanson said...

Congratulations to all! Wow, what a great program. I love working with young people, and so wish I lived close enough to participate in some way. Lucky you!

I have seen awful pix of the flooding....stay safe! Maybe our dear and generous Lord will spare all y'all and send some Califofnia's way. xo

Leah St. James said...

What a fantastic program, Pam. Congratulations to all who entered and placed. They are all winners in my book. :-) The rains down south are awful. My heart and prayers go out to all who have lost loved ones, a place to live, and/or peace of mind.

Susan Coryell said...

My writers group hosts a young writer contest most years. We all review and rate them and the authors' names are blinded. We give monetary awards and press notice. A great way to encourage writing. Nice post!

marilyn leach said...

It's so heartening to see young writers developing their craft. Thanks for letting us "meet" them. Cheers and best wishes to them all. And I pray some dry days ahead for you, Pam. Cheers

MJ Schiller said...

Congratulations to all winners! It is great their talent is being encouraged at such a young age! Best wishes for your future writing!

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Thank you ALL for the kind words and prayers. This rain is getting to be too much.. I sure wish some of it would head to CA, Tanya!

It is wonderful to see such talent in our young people...definitely something to treasure.

Thanks again Ladies!
Good luck and God's Blessings to EACH of you!

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Congrats to all the winners and those that took the time and effort to enter as well.

I do hope the weather improves too!

Marissa Garner said...

Congrats to all the winners. May their writing last a lifetime.
Send some rain to SoCal--we're burning up (literally).