“And the winners are…..”

Winners of Leopold’s Ice Cream 10th Annual “Creative Writing Challenge”

The results are in!  Leopold’s Ice Cream and Live Oak Public Libraries recently asked students in Chatham, Liberty and Effingham counties to submit poems on the theme, Imagine Your Story, and the results were amazing.  12 winners have been chosen.  Stratton Leopold, of Leopold’s Ice Cream, said of the challenge, “Every year I anxiously await the arrival of the poetry from our local school children.  This year they did not disappoint.  Their work was very impressive!” Each of the first-place winners will receive an ice cream party for their class, 2nd,  3rd place and Honorable Mention finalists will each receive a special gift certificate for Leopold’s Ice Cream.  We thank the dedicated teachers and parents that find time to advocate for this creative writing challenge and the students that put their efforts into the project. Creative writing develops writing skills, cognitive skills and demonstrates to our young students the power of persuasion that writing can have. And the winners are…..

Division Grades K-2

First Place:

“I am clumsy and funny”

Jamirah Brown, 2nd Grade

Garrison School for the Arts

Second Place:

“The Pasta Chef”

Caroline Black, 2nd Grade

Blesses Sacrament Catholic School

Third Place:

“I am calm and happy”

Ariyah Richardson, 2nd Grade

Garrison School for the Arts

Division Grades 3-5

First Place:

“Whirlpool of Change”

Abbigail Mercer, 5th Grade

Tybee Island Maritime Academy

Second Place:

“Yellow”

Paloma Carnes, 4th Grade

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School

Third Place:

“What If”

Ruby Robinson, 4th Grade

Veritas Academy

Honorable Mention:

“Age”

Logan Smith, 5th Grade

Tybee Island Maritime Academy

Honorable Mention:

“Where I’m from”

Gavin Reddick, 5th Grade

Garrison School for the Arts

Division Grades 6-8

First Place:

“I Stand among the fans…”

Hannah Jane Gard, 7th Grade

Godley Station School

Second Place:

“The luminescence of the sky’s crystal ball”

Moheb Asimi, 8th Grade

Godley Station School

Third Place:

“I look at the moon”

Abigail Roberts, 7th Grade

Godley Station School

Division Grades 9-12

First Place:

“A Cadence, A Heartbeat, A Lifetime”

Ashley Nicole Steward, 10th Grade

Bradwell Institute

Second Place:

“Dear Death”

Aniyah Jackson, 11th Grade

Woodville Tompkins Technical & Career High School

Third Place:

“Hashtag with a Trend”

Jakobe LaCount, 12th Grade

Woodville Tompkins Technical & Career High School

Honorable Mention:

“Capsize”

Ebony Hudson, 11th Grade

Woodville Tompkins Technical & Career High School