High school students at Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy (CSK) celebrated Teen Read Week by applying their writing and creativity skills in a short story competition and reading books related to this year’s theme, “Seek the Unknown @ Your Library.”
Teen Read Week is a national celebration of reading for fun that underscores the importance of pleasure reading in all its forms — books, magazines, newspapers, e-books, audiobooks and blogs, and increases awareness of the various library resources available to teens and their families.
As part of the annual reading celebration, CSK High School Media Specialist Nekada Lewis encouraged her students to read mystery, adventure,
science-fiction and fantasy books from the new CSK fiction collection. Lewis also created a short fiction contest that required students to develop an original 600 word minimum short story.
Several students submitted entries, but only two winners were chosen: first place winner, Paris Johnson, and second place winner Chrinesia Fallens.
Contest winner Paris received a $25 Amazon gift certificate, while runner-up Chrinesia won the young adult book “Divergent,” from the best selling “Divergent” trilogy by Veronica Roth, along with a school goody bag which included schools supplies.
These students did a phenomenal job creating original stories for the contest. Congratulations to both of them!
Submitted by Nekada Lewis, CSK High School Media Specialist