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Countywide Writing Tournament Held

Nevada County Superintendent of Schools reports: Thirty-nine seventh and eighth grade students from ten local public, private and charter schools competed in the countywide Writing Tournament today at Miners Foundry Cultural Center.  The Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office coordinated the annual event which was sponsored by The Union and Miners Foundry Cultural Center. 

The students were judged on three styles of writing:

¨      Expository Writing: Robin Hauck, Deputy Manager of the Nevada County Fairgrounds spoke to the students.  Afterwards, the students were given time to write a paper on what they had heard and seen.

¨      Creative Writing:  The students wrote compositions about a snowman.

¨      Letter Writing:  Students were asked to write a letter to the Editor of The Union expressing their views on school safety.



7th Grade:     Ivy MacLeod – Chicago Park

8th Grade:     Maddy Rossitto – Mount St. Mary’s Academy


7th Grade:

Expository Writing:

First: Evan Prescott – Seven Hills

Second:  Savannah Collyer – Magnolia

Third:  Annie McDaniel – Mount St. Mary’s Academy

Fourth:  Sean Wheeler – Forest Charter

Fifth: Ivy MacLeod – Chicago Park


Creative Writing:

First: Alexandra Brown – Union Hill

Second: Sean Wheeler – Forest Charter

Third: Savannah Collyer – Magnolia

Fourth:  Ivy MacLeod – Chicago Park

Fifth: Riley Slater – Clear Creek

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