Short on Words
The Short on Words Competition is an annual writing competition for both students and adults, created by Preservation Dental in Northville. This year was the 10th anniversary, and the competition itself is a fundraiser for the Northville Art House, a part of the annual Northville Arts & Acts Festival. FIFTEEN of Mrs. Kara’s students submitted entries and SCA made quite an impact with their writing, inspired by one of ten photographs taken by Dr. William Demray, owner of Preservation Dental. The author reception was held June 18, 2022 at the Art House. Mrs. Kara has had students entering (and doing some winning each year!) since 2018. 40 student entries were received from around the country and one entry came from Ghana! Additionally, 38 entries were received in the over 18 category.
Elizabeth Creen was the 1st place winner in the under 18 competition, she was also earned 3 of 4 Judges’ Choice Awards…one judge wrote, “her entry gives hope and speaks of the importance of grandparents.” Elizabeth’s story was also read aloud at the author reception. (To listen to the recording, click here.)
Honorable Mentions for their entries were received by Lily Wolocko, Caitlin Griffin, Brynn Mistry – These students received prints of the photos that inspired their writing.
Hannah Pleet received a Judges Choice Award for her “passionate and riveting story” on D-Day, inspired by the photo from the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. She received a special award from Dr. Demray.
Additionally, both Valencia Imperi and Lauren Schunder were asked to read their pieces aloud at the reception for the authors. (Elizabeth Harris lent a hand to Lauren’s piece as it was written for three parts).
All authors received a recognition lapel pin and a published book of all the writing entries.
In the pix: individual students receiving their author pins or reading their entries aloud.
Pictured in the group (though there were several girls not in attendance), (L to R):
- Alexa Camaj
- Valencia Imperi
- Brynn Mistry
- Izzy Thomas
- Lily Wolocko
- Elizabeth Creen
- Lauren Schunder
- Elizabeth Harris
- Mrs. Kara