Mrs. Nelson’s Young Writers Contest Winners

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Certificates and ribbons and a bound book with the top three winning entries in each category will be awarded at a special celebration on April 17, 2016 from 2-4 pm at dA Center for the Arts. All participants are invited to attend the party.

*Entries were submitted between November 2 and February 13, 2016.

Winning entries were determined on March 31, 2016. There are first, second, and third place winners and five honorable mentions in each age group.

The age groups are:
Group One – Ages 6 to 9
Group Two – Ages 10 to 13
Group Three – Ages 14 to 18

Group 1 Winners

First Place: Ninja Spy

Meilan Busteed

Age: 7

Diamond Bar

School: Walnut Elementary


Second Place: The Biggest Dog I Have Ever Seen

Zoie Schrader

Age 6

Rancho Cucamonga

School: Etiwanda Colony


Third Place: Horsenapped

Hannah Loose

Age: 9


School: San Gabriel Christian School


Honorable Mentions

Matthew Bolivar

Age 7

School: Mar Vista Elementary School

The Adventure in the Forest


Katherine E. Sorensen

Age 6

Rancho Cucamonga

School: SPerdew Elementary

The Princess Orphan


Abigail Joy Wills

Age 7



The River Fairy’s Song


Diana Quezada

Age 8


School: Joseph Barfield Elementary School

A Day on January 1st 2016


Group 2 Winners (TIE FOR FIRST PLACE so two first place winners)

First Place: House of Owls: Chapter One

Eli Morgeson

Age 10

Chino Hills

School: Classical Conversations Chino


First Place: Old Lady Marabelle

MIchelle K WIlliamson

Age 12


School: Heritage Intermediate School


Second Place: Ice Set Ablaze

Hannah Ismael:

Age 13 years old

Rancho Cucamonga

School- Day Creek Intermediate School


Third Place: Blue

Jacob Matlof

Age 10

Los Angeles

The Curtis School


Honorable Mentions

Victoria Nicole Gruen

Age 12

Chino Hills

School: Signum Crucis Academy

The Sword in the Stone


Name: Isabella Esquivel

Age 12


School: Etiwanda Intermediate School

Performance Ready


Emily Allison

Age 11

Huntington Beach

School: The Pegasus School

The Dark


Lauren Agnes Brenton

Age 13

Culver City

School: Park Century School

Puppy Journal


Natalia Engdahl

Age 11


School: Golden Springs Elementary

The Labyrinth


Group3 Winners

First Place: Mockingbird

Marissa Yvette Armstrong

Age 17

Pico Rivera

School: El Rancho High School


Second Place: Open Letter to Anne Frank

Josh Schlachter

Age 14

Yorba Linda

School: Orange County School of the Arts


Third Place: Heights and Depths

Gabriel Hong

Age 14

Alta Loma

School: Day Creek Intermediate School


Honorable Mentions

Navid Ramirez

Age 17

Chino Hills

School: The School Of Arts And Enterprise



Averey Kennedy

Age 14



Of Glass and Venom


Charlotte Oxley

Age 14

Los Angeles

School: Notre Dame High School

Flower Envy


Christine R. Trieu

Age 14

Rancho Cucamonga

School: Summit Intermediate School

Nothing Lasts Forever


Andres Lemus

Age 17

Pico Rivera

El Rancho High School


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