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YOUNG WRITERS:
Bueker Middle School
Marshall High School
Slater Elementary/Middle School
Bueker Middle School: In association with Katie Berger, Library Media Specialist, the Marshall Writers' Guild sponsors a writing contest at Bueker Middle School in four categories: creative writing, nonfiction, personal narrative, and poetry. A $25 award is given in each category to the winners from a fifth and sixth grade group and to the winners from a seventh and eighth grade group. Out of more than 75 submissions the Guild has chosen the 2017 winners and here they are:
5th and 6th Grades
Creative Writing: Adilynn Bolling
Nonfiction: Crystal Castillo
Personal Narrative: Jasmin Perdomo
Poetry: Honor Payne
7th and 8th Grades
Creative Writing: Alexis McGill
Nonfiction: Abby Kessler
Personal Narrative: Jenna Johnson
Poetry: Destiny Glanden
2017 Winter Writing Contest Winners
Back Row, Left to right: Honor Payne, Alexis McGill, Destiny Glanden, Jenna Johnson, Guild President Sidney West Sullivan
Front Row, Left to right: Jasmin Perdomo, Abby Kessler, Adilynn Bolling, Crystal Castillo
Guild member and journalist Chuck Scudder offers a two-day course on Journalism 100 to Bueker Middle School students at the Marshall Public Library on Monday, May 23, and Thursday, May 26, 2016. This two-day course is sponsored by the Guild in association with Katie Berger, Library Media Specialist at Bueker.

Bueker Middle School 2016 writing contest winners:
Creative Writing: Hailey Arndt
Nonfiction: Abigail Kessler
Personal Narrative: Marissa Tobar
Poetry: Aareyanna Larimore
7th and 8th Grades
Creative Writing: Drew Arends
Nonfiction: Drew Arends
Personal Narrative: Montana Plattner
Poetry: Elizabeth McDonald
Left to right: Teacher/Sponsor Katie Berger, Josh Garcia, Corey Thieman, Vanesa Reyes, Marshall Writers' Guild Member Carol Raynor, Andrea Umana, Tiffany Young and Guild Member Authorene Phillips. Not pictured are Trinity Stewart and Connor Gastineau.

2016 Writing Challenge Winners
Bueker Middle School 2015 writing contest winners:
5th and 6th Grades
Nonfiction: Cory Thieman
Poetry: Michael Putnam
Personal Narrative: Vanessa Reyes
Creative Writing: Josh Garcia
7th and 8th Grades
Poetry: Andrea Umana
Nonfiction: Connor Gastineau, Trinity Stewart
Creative Writing: Tiffany Young
Left to right: Teacher/Sponsor Katie Berger, Josh Garcia, Corey Thieman, Vanesa Reyes, Guild Member Carol Raynor, Andrea Umana, Tiffany Young and Guild Member Authorene Phillips. Not pictured are Trinity Stewart and Connor Gastineau.

BMS Presents Winter Writing Contest, The Marshall Democrat News, 3/13/2015
2015 Writing Challenge Winners
Marshall High School: The Marshall Writers' Guild sponsors the annual Authorene Phillips Writing Award given to the Marshall High School student selected by the school for this honor. Jalal "Jay" Alhamzawi, author of The Places Life Can Take You, is the 2017 recipient. Jay's poetry appears in the Guild's 19th anthology, Saline County Structures and Stories, Volume II. Former award recipients are: Jacob Holloway, author of Jacob Holloway's Poetry, 2016; Abigail Henke, author of To Be "Incandescently Happy", 2015; Cindy Umana, author of Blue, 2014; Abrea Mizer, author and presenter of the Class of 2013 Valedictorian Speech; Megan Hager, author of In Which a Late Night Becomes Ludicrous; Chanelle Koehn, 2011; Lexie McDanel, author of Poppzies, 2010; Flannery Crump, 2009. Until the retirement of Mrs. Jackie Guthrey from the MHS English Department, the Guild sponsored, with her able assistance, a contest with prizes for student prose and poetry. As announced in The Marshall Democrat-News, 5/11/2006, Mrs. Guthrey last presented Guild awards at the 2006 Achievement Night for Excellence in Prose to Wayne Johnson (first), Gabriela Bennett (second) and Jordan Copas (third); and for Excellence in Poetry to Wayne Johnson (first), Meg Lawson (second) and Gretchen Roehrs (third). The Guild is pleased to sponsor the Authorene Phillips Writing Award.

The Guild would like to do more to encourage young writers in the community and is open to suggestions. Young writers are always welcome at Guild meetings.
Slater Elementary/Middle School: In association with Principal Becky Drummond, the Marshall Writers' Guild sponsors an annual writing contest for 7th and 8th grade students whose writing the school judges best. A $25 award is given to the winner. The 2017 winner is Caleb Bales for his essay entitled "America's Reconstruction."2017 Writing Challenge Winners
Left to right: Marshall Writers' Guild former president Ed Richards, award winner Caleb Bales, Communication Arts Teacher Kathy Thomas, Principal Becky Drummond
 
The Guild is indebted to member Holly Forsman for her first class photos.
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