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Student writing contest winners announced

The Nevada County writing tournament took place at the Calvary Bible Church of Grass Valley on March 22. Fifty-nine seventh- and eighth-graders from 10 local public, private and charter schools participated in the contest.

The students were judged in three categories: expository writing, creative writing and letter writing. The overall winners were seventh-grader Leisel Shuholm of Lyman Gilmore School and eighth-

grader Lily Faust of Seven Hills School.



The winners under the different categories were:

Seventh Grade




Expository Writing:

First: Theresa Anderson Ð Seven Hills

Second: Leisel Shuholm Ð Lyman Gilmore

Third: Casey Miller Ð Clear Creek

Fourth: Olivia Franke Ð Pleasant Valley

Fifth: Remington Maxwell Ð Ready Springs

Leila Whaley Ð Lyman Gilmore

Creative Writing:

First: Casey Miller Ð Clear Creek

Second: Billie May Thorpe Ð Grass Valley Charter

Third: Leila Whaley Ð Lyman Gilmore

Fourth: Alex Gibney Ð Union Hill

Fifth: Leisel Shuholm Ð Lyman Gilmore

Letter Writing:

First: Alex Gibney Ð Union Hill

Second: Connor Phillips – Magnolia

Third: Hayley Gilliland Ð Clear Creek

Fourth: Leisel Shuholm Ð Lyman Gilmore

Fifth: Leila Whaley Ð Lyman Gilmore

Eighth Grade

Expository Writing:

First: Lauren Wells – Magnolia

Second: Tarney Haussler Ð Lyman Gilmore

Third: Tommy Hanlon Ð Mt. St. Mary’s

Fourth: Lily Faust Ð Seven Hills

Fifth: Leah Franke Ð Pleasant Valley

Creative Writing:

First: Lily Faust Ð Seven Hills

Second: Amanda Timmerman Ð Forest Lake Christian

Third: David Clark Ð Lyman Gilmore

Fourth: Zoe Harrington Ð Union Hill

Fifth: Becca Bills Ð Forest Lake Christian

Letter Writing:

First: Tarney Haussler Ð Lyman Gilmore

Second: Suny Gill Ð Union Hill

Third: Lily Faust Ð Seven Hills

Fourth: Theresa Conley Ð Seven Hills

Fifth: Ashley Davies Ð Clear Creek

C.J. Gillespie Ð Lyman Gilmore


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