The Mount Announces Winners of the 2011 Edith Wharton Writing Competition

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LENOX, Mass. — The Mount, the historic estate of Edith Wharton, has announced the winners of the 2011 Edith Wharton Writing Competition. This winter, more than 100 students from high schools in Berkshire County and surrounding areas participated in the annual creative writing contest, which invited entries for fiction and poetry.

The Mount invites all contestants and their teachers and families as well as the general public to attend an awards ceremony at The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. The afternoon ceremony will open with a keynote speech by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge, author of "The Brave Escape of Edith Wharton." Award winners will be presented with prizes and will be invited to read their winning works aloud.

The winners are as follows:

First Prize, 11th and 12th Grades ($250 Awards)

Sam Levin, Monument Mountain Regional High School - Fiction
Margaret Park Haas, The Hotchkiss School - Poetry

Second Prize, 11th and 12th Grades ($150 Awards)

Quinn Martin, Monument Mountain Regional High School - Fiction
Alexandra Copp, The Hotchkiss School - Poetry

Honorable Mention, 11th and 12th Grades (Gift Awards)

Christopher Cuevas, Lee High School - Fiction
Erin Rosalie Ostheimer, Mount Greylock Regional High School - Poetry

Sam Levin, Monument Mountain Regional High School - Poetry

First Prize, 9th and 10th Grades ($200 Awards)

Alaina Demopolous, Miss Porter's School - Fiction
Emily Tarjick, Hoosac Valley High School - Poetry

Second Prize, 9th and 10th Grades ($100 Awards)

Adelaide Bullock, Berkshire School - Fiction
Kelsey Hebert, Mount Greylock Regional High School - Poetry

Honorable Mention, 9th and 10th Grades (Gift Awards)

Zavi Sheldon, Mount Greylock Regional High School - Fiction
Elizabeth Paolucci, Chatham High School - Poetry
Julia Reynolds, Berkshire Country Day School - Poetry
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