Pint-sized penmen -
It's obvious that good writers get an early start at MMC Elementary, a little fact evidenced when pint-sized penmen Mac Wahl, Makenzie Meyer and Emily Dreckman won first, second and third place honors respectively on the kindergarten level in the Northwest Iowa Reading Council Creative Writing contest. Photo by Ron Flewelling.
Just in case you were wondering where the next generation of our best selling authors will be coming from, you need look no further than the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Elementary school.
Recently, the young MMC scribes stepped up to the plate and went pen-to-pen against a number of their peers in both the 2009-2010 Northwest Iowa Reading Council Creative Writing and Poetry Contests.
This annual writing contest encompasses schools throughout northwest Iowa and includes students from grades kindergarten through 12.
Write on! --
MMC's third grade authors of note Wyatt Rassel, Dean Jenness and Conner Rassel did their school proud when the they wrote their way to first, second and third place wins respectively for their grade level in the Northwest Iowa Reading Council Creative Writing contest. Photo by Ron Flewelling.
This year, the competition boasted of 53 entries from 14 schools in the Creative Writing contest and 85 entries from 16 schools in the Poetry end of the write-in.
When the ink finally dried on all those essays, stories and poems, it was announced that the MMC penmen had scored big time in the contest.
Three of the students in Kay Ogren's Kindergarten class captured the first three places in their age group for creative writing.
Awesome author --
MMC's extraordinary author Asiah Jackson won third place honors for the fourth grade level in the recent Northwest Iowa Reading Council Creative Writing Contest. Photo by Ron Flewelling.
These winners were Mac Wahl (1st,) Makenzie Meyer (2nd) and Emily Dreckman (3rd.)
The first three places for the third grade tier of the competition were won by the serious scribes in Jodi Feser's class.
These incredible authors were Wyatt Rassel (1st,) Dean Jenness (2nd) and Conner Rassel (3rd.)
Power penman Asiah Jackson's endeavor was more than enough to win her third place in the fourth grade level of the contest.
Power poet -
MMC bard-in-residence Dakota Kasner proved himself to be well- versed when his poem 'My Hero' won him first place on the third grade level of the 2009-2010 Northwest Iowa Reading Council's Poetry Contest
In the Poetry end of the contest, Dakota Kasner easily out-versed his competitors and brought home first place honors for the third grade level of the contest.
His entry was "My Hero," a poem about his grandfather.
The awesome MMC authors will be receiving their due accolades when they attend a special awards banquet on April 20 hosted by the Northwest Iowa Reading Council.