Local Writers Honor Students

Local Writers Honor Students

The Writers of Chantilly, a not-for-profit organization of local professional and aspiring writers in Chantilly, honored the winners of the 4th Annual Student Writing Contest, sponsored by the Writers of Chantilly and the Chantilly Regional Public Library, at the Chantilly Regional Public Library on Sunday, Sept. 25.

For this year’s contest, students in Fairfax County were invited to write an original essay, short story or poem on the theme of “Re-write the Ending to …” The winning entries, along with works by members of the Writers of Chantilly, will be published in an anthology, “Re-write the Ending to…,” later this year.

1st Place

Ashely Yang – “My Name is Betsy” – Frost Middle School

2nd Place

Katherine Simpson – “My Sister’s Trojan Horse” – Langston Hughes Middle School

3rd Place

Zack Krajnak – “Look Back and Smile on Perils Passed’ – West Springfield High School

4th Place

Aya Khalafalla – “A Permanent Wrong” – West Springfield High School

5th Place

Elin Choe – “Another Chance” – Rocky Run Middle School

The Writers of Chantilly meet twice monthly at the Chantilly Regional Library to encourage and support writers 18 and over at all levels — newcomers are welcome. WOC has published several anthologies, the most recent being “Secrets, Lies and Sighs,” available on Amazon.com or through the Fairfax County Public Library system. Visit http://writersofchantilly.blogspot.com.