Glen Meadow Middle School is pleased to announce the winners, finalists, and semi-finalists in the first 6th and 7th grade 2018 GMMS Narrative Writing Contest.
Students selected one of three story starters and authored original narrative pieces over the course of a week, working with literacy coach Mrs. Rostami and language arts teachers: Mrs. Bailey, Mrs. Basso, Mrs. Bookholt, Mrs. Grimaldi, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. Moro, and Mrs. Schmidt.
Semi-finalist stories were initially selected by Language Arts teachers. Then a committee read the stories without student names included and selected the finalists and the winning authors
The story starters came from Scholastic Scope:
- Getting rich was the last thing on my mind.
- In the darkness, all I could see of the creature were its glowing tentacles and long purple teeth.
- The Haunted Science Lab was more than just a nickname.
Click on the story title to read the original narratives written by our Glen Meadow Middle School students:
1st place author: Lauren Waschek – “Angel Number 41”
2nd place author: Keela McElduff – “Getting Rich”
3rd place author: Nicole Charuka – “The Creature in the Shadows”
Honorable Mention authors: Kaden Haw – “Chuckie Finster” and Erin McDonough – “The Regrettable Dare”
Audrey Baldwin – “Escaping the Sea Monster”
Jessica LeFort – “Billy’s Blindess”
Mariel Castro-Reynoso – “Keeping Your Head Above the Water”
Sabrina Bucknam – “Eaten by Hybrids”
Alexander Keating – “Monster or a Dream”
Angelina Dagion – “The Little Science Creature”
Arianna Frank – “The Birthday that We Could Never Forget, Even if We Tried”
Bailey Mann – “The Haunted Science Lab”
Douglas Staley – “Becoming Rich”
Jackson O’Gureck – “The Myth of the Pacific”
Maryanna Cova-Gomez – “Halloween”
Pearse Esposito – “The Haunted Science Lab on Wrangler Street”
Sarah Goobic – “Two Hours Till 31405”
Shawn Kiernan – “The Wrath of the Half Wolf Monsters”
Thomas Amorosi – “Dead Sea Dread”
Wade Riley – “The Black Dust Monster”