2024 Young Writers State Winners

2024 Young Writers State Winners

The Champion

Baylor Brown
Frankfurt Elementary, Greenbrier County
1st Place, Grades 1-2

The Bird

Taylor Brown
West Teays Elementary, Putnam County
Second Place, Grades 1-2

An Ocean Adventure

Payton Bolyard
White Hall Elementary, Marion County
Third Place, Grades 1-2

Take me Home to the Forest

Isaiah Fitts
Talcott Elementary, Summers County
First Place, Grades 3-4

The Wish: The Lucky Kitten

Penelope Buzzard
Marlinton Elementary, Pocahontas County
Second Place, Grades 3-4

A Battle for Ocean’s Harmony

Jaycie Lusk
Mylan Park Elementary, Monongalia County
Third Place, Grades 3-4

Under That Sweet Smile

Chloe Deel
Sandy River Middle, McDowell County
First Place, Grades 5-6

The Blame

Makenzie Conley
Chapmanville Middle School, Logan County
Second Place, Grades 5-6


Bailey Goodwin
Marlinton Middle School, Pocahontas County
Third Place, Grades 5-6

Revival of the Wilting Woman

Brianna Epperly
Oak Hill Middle School, Fayette County
First Place, Grades 7-8


Malakai Jones
Mullens Middle School, Wyoming County
Second Place Grades 7-8


Brielle Coburn
Glenwood School, Mercer County
Third Place Grades 7-8


Makayla Orndoff
Hampshire Senior High School, Hampshire County
First Place, Grades 9-10


Maddix Duckworth
Keyser High School, Mineral County
Second Place, Grades 9-10

Tainted Reflection

Brooklyn Ratliff
Gilmer County High School, Gilmer County
Third Place, Grades 9-10

One Eye Open

Anna Trent
Doddridge County High School, Doddridge County
First Place, Grades 11-12


Grace Brantley
Morgantown High School, Monongalia County
Second Place, Grades 11-12

Dinner for Two

Sandra Ballenger
Meadow Bridge High School, Fayette County
Third Place, Grades 11-12