2022 Young Writers State Winners

2022 Young Writers State Winners

A Magical Day

Ivy Ware
West Teays Elementary School, Putnam County
First Place, Grades 1-2

Little Blue Bird

Lyla Titus
Big Otter Elementary, Clay County
Second Place, Grades 1-2

Animals Around the World

Ava Grose
Bluewell Elementary School, Mercer County
Third Place, Grades 1-2

Same, But Different

Sophia Lowther
Leading Creek Elementary, Lewis County
First Place, Grades 3-4

The Great Puppy Disaster

Seneca Boddy
Maysville Elementary School, Grant County
Second Place, Grades 3-4

The Shapeshifter

Brynn Sickles
Norwood Elementary, Harrison County
Third Place, Grades 3-4


Anna Jenkins
Jackson Middle School, Wood County
First Place, Grades 5-6

The Writing Contest

Rhea Harlan
Mountaineer Middle School, Monongalia County
Second Place, Grades 5-6


Caroline Ashcom
Simpson Elementary, Harrison County
Third Place, Grades 5-6

All The Things I Don’t Remember

Jacqueline Melia
John Adams Middle School, Kanawha County
First Place, Grades 7-8

To Be Human

Alison Schmidle
Central Preston Middle School, Preston County
Second Place Grades 7-8

A Star-filled Story

Mary Calvert
Washington Irving Middle School, Harrison County
Third Place Grades 7-8

Taking Time

Abbigail Burdette
Ripley High School, Jackson County
First Place, Grades 9-10

Azrael’s Ledge

Addison Eldridge
Princeton Senior High School, Mercer County
Second Place, Grades 9-10


Anna Gribben
Fairmont Senior High School, Marion County
Third Place, Grades 9-10


Elizabeth Kittle
Philip Barbour High School, Barbour County
First Place, Grades 11-12


Abigail Loudin
Buckhannon Upshur High School, Upshur County
Second Place, Grades 11-12

Secrets of the Game

Mika McCormick
Tolsia High School, Wayne County
Third Place, Grades 11-12