Each year the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS) conducts a national Creative Writing contest for elementary (4th-6th) and junior high (7th-8th) students. In order to send our best entries to this competition, SCS conducts our own in-house Creative Writing Contest. Students are given the option of writing either a short story or poem during a 90-minute writing session.
The topics chosen by the AACS for this year were as follows:
POETRY—Write a poem about this topic: Promises.
SHORT STORY – Write a story about someone who tries something difficult or hard.
POETRY—Write a poem about a specific period of time (examples: a day, an hour, a minute, between hearing a joke and laughing, between the ball tossed and the goal scored,…)
SHORT STORY – Write a story that begins with the words, “Shifting her glance to the side of the chair, she noticed a small green suitcase…”
Below are the results from our SCS in-house contest. Congratulations to all of our students for a job well done!!
Elementary Poem Winners
1st Place – Tara Victor (entry advanced to IACS state competition)
2nd Place – Keith Thumutok
3rd Place – Roan Mahtani
Elementary Short Story Winners
1st Place – Zachary Moravec (entry advanced to IACS state competition)
2nd Place – Alaura Moore
3rd Place – Ava Cummins
Junior High Poem Winners
1st Place – Rachel Drazenovic (entry advanced to IACS state competition)
2nd Place – Jack Cummins
3rd Place – Nathaniel Berry
Junior High Short Story Winners
1st Place – Christiana Kirov (entry advanced to IACS state competition)
2nd Place – Shreya Banerjee
3rd Place – Sarah Oliveros
Illinois Association of Christian Schools (IACS) – STATE RESULTS
2nd Place – Zachary Moravec (Elementary Short Story)
1st Place – Tara Victor (Elementary Poem)
1st Place – Christiana Kirov (Junior High Short Story)
Our two 1st placements have advanced to the AACS National Competition (national results are announced in April).