8th Grade 2022 Young Writers County Winners

8th Grade County Winners

Madison Blake

Messed Up Family

Philippi Middle School, Barbour County


Alexander Ferrari

The Garden

Brooke Middle School, Brooke County


Rian Arora

The Path

St. Joseph Catholic Middle School, Cabell County


Cameron Cottrill

Expedition to Egypt

Little Kanawha Valley Christian School, Calhoun County


Abagaille Lamb

No One

Oak Hill Middle School, Fayette County


Jenna Smith

The Nutcracker

Gilmer County High School, Gilmer County


Kourtney Alexander

Through War and Death

Petersburg High School, Grant County


Jaime Loftus

Book of Vines

Romney Middle School, Hampshire County


Mary Calvert

A Star-filled Story

Washington Irving Middle School, Harrison County


Danielle Scantlin

Down by the Willow Tree

Ripley Middle School, Jackson County


Jemma Boyd

All the Things I Don’t Remember

John Adams Middle School, Kanawha County


Chevelle Salmons

The Truth the Mirror Holds

Guyan Valley Middle School, Lincoln County


Natalie Chirico

Write Your Story

Chapmanville Middle School, Logan County


Alexander Jacobs

A Single Tear

Mannington Middle School, Marion County


Tessa Burke

I Don’t Need the City

Sherrard Middle School, Marshall County


David Baldwin

Honor the Flag

Sandy River Middle School, McDowell County


Brooklynn Minnix


PikeView Middle School, Mercer County


Lilly Benton

Writer’s Block

Burch PK8, Mingo County


Annmarie Gamble


Mountaineer Middle School, Monongalia


Piper Hickman

The One Who Follows

Peterstown Middle School, Monroe County


Grace Deschenes

The Cure

Paw Paw High School, Morgan County


Jonathan Young

The Dragonmage

Richwood Middle School, Nicholas County


Virginia Richarson

Love is Strange

Pendleton County Middle/High School, Pendleton County


Jason Cross

The Tragic Story of Robert Downs

Pleasants County Middle School, Pleasants County


Callie Davis

The Hidden Princess

Marlinton Middle School, Pocahontas County


Alison Schmidle

To Be Human

Central Preston Middle School, Preston County


Braylie Smolder

Yet They Play On

Winfield Middle School, Putnam County


Max Phillips

Sweet Summer

Shady Spring Middle School, Raleigh County


Bentlee Williams


Ritchie County Middle School, Ritchie County


Sophia Austin

My Sport

Taylor County Middle School, Taylor County


Lily Snider

New Girl

Davis Thomas Elementary Middle School, Tucker County


Phranki Myers

Two Sides of the Story

Tyler Consolidated Middle, Tyler County


Lila Wright


Buckhannon Upshur Middle School, Upshur County


Mia Dotson

The Overdose

Short Line School, Wetzel County


Johanna Rode


Edison Middle School, Wood County


The Wolf

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