Southern Lakes Anthology, a creative writing and arts contest, will have plenty of Wheatland Center School representation with 21 students having their work published in the annual project.
According to Marty McGinley, district administrator, this year’s project is the most students Wheatland has have ever had.
The theme of this year’s anthology project was “Unstoppable.”
According to the contest, students in grades 3-8 have the opportunity to enter poetry, prose, illustrated writing, cartoon, or art based on the theme.
Student work was judged on clarity and message, creativity/originality, technical skill and presentation, and overall quality.
Haven Young, a 7th grade student, received special recognition this year.
In addition to having her artwork titled, “Always,” in this year’s anthology, it will be showcased on the front cover.
Sixth grader Mackenzie Idell, meanwhile, also received special recognition this year by having the opportunity to read her poem at the reception in Whitewater in May.
Here is look at the winners in each grade level:
Third grade: Giulietta Gere for her illustrated writing titled “Seed of Joy,” Jack Neal for his poetry titled “Time is Change,” Averie Schmaling for her illustrated writing titled “Rollercoaster Emotions.”
Fourth grade: Josephine Augustyn for her illustrated writing titled “Gone” and Wren Hawkins for her illustrated writing titled “Keep On Going.”
Fifth grade: Mattaline Konrad for her art titled “Nature Girl”
Sixth grade: Mya Biedrzycki for her illustrated writing titled “A Girl in War,” Isabelle Gaynor for her poetry titled “I Am Me,” Elaina Hetland for her poetry titled “Setbacks,” Mackenzie Idell for her poetry titled “They Endure,” Cambree Lois for her poetry titled “The Girl I Want To Be,” Areti Stamayannos for her prose titled “I Can,” and Rylee Warren for her prose titled “Impossible or I’m Possible.”
Seventh grade: Roy Micke for his illustrated writing titled “Galactic Minds,” Caden Ori for his illustrated writing titled “The Cycle,” Isobel Scherer for her art titled “Equality Through The Pride,” and Haven Young for her art titled “Always”
Eighth grade: Sophie Larsen for her art titled “The Balancing Boulder,” Kaci Peters for her poetry titled “I Am and I Will,” Grace Snyder for her art titled “Words Can Burn,” and Ari Stephens for his prose titled “The Fault.”
In addition to having their piece published, students will be recognized for this accomplishment and receive a copy of the publication at a reception in Whitewater this coming May.