Berkshire Athenaeum Recognizes Short Story WinnersStaff Reports
10:31AM / Monday, August 26, 2013
The Berkshire Athenaeum and publisher Ty Allen Jackson recognized the writing efforts of local youngsters on Friday.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The winners of the 35th annual Short Story Contest were awarded their prizes in a reception held on Friday at the Berkshire Athenaeum.
Ty Allan Jackson, local author and founder of local publishing company Big Head Books, was speaker at the event that is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.
The contest is open to children and youth ages 5 to 18. Stories were judged on originality, appeal and writing style. The winning entries, honorable mentions and works of merit will be bound and added to the collection of the Berkshire Athenaeum, so community members may read and enjoy them. The full list of winners is also posted in the Children's Library.
Age Group 5-6
First: Sandhya Ganesh, "A Week of Specialists at School"
Second: Simma Krantz, "Squrrl and Dog"
Age Group 7-8
First: Ian Corbett, "Letters from the War"
Second: Holden Loverin, "The Kidnapper"
Honorable Mention: Sydney Lalime, "Finding a Friend"
Age Group 9-10
First: Hunter Street, The Monster on my Street"
Second: Evan Petruzella, Bat Tales"
Honorable Mention, Clarise Seguin, "Lizy the Panda"
Young Adult Division
Age Group 11-14
First: Lydia Loverin, "Automaton"
Second: Jenna Crosier, "The White Wolf"
Honorable Mention: Katherine Wilson, "Just Want to be a Kid"
Age Group 15-18
First: Charity Stroud, "A World Beyond This World"
Second: Olivia D'Agustino, "Blown Away"
Honorable Mention: Casey Petruzella, "Blind Faith"