Each year Concept English holds a writing competition and this year was no different.  Under the theme Wear You Imagination Inside Out we received and read over 275 student entries exploring the role imagination plays in our students lives.  Here are the winners:

Elementary Category

1st Place – Olivia Phlegar, HSA Springfield
2nd Place – Rikya Shirley, HSA Columbus Elementary
3rd Place – Tyrone Woody, HSA Columbus Elementary

Middle School Category

1st Place – Hana Samad, HSA Cleveland Middle
2nd Place – Safa Abdullah, CMSA
3rd Place – Zaire Ridgeway –Bogerty, Noble Academy Cleveland
Honorable Mention – Eboni Dunn, HSA Cleveland Middle

High School Category

1st Place – Olivia Costa, HSA Dayton High School
2nd Place – Alex Wilson, GSA Fyler
3rd Place – Stephanie Garcia, HSA McKinley Park
Honorable Mention – Mikenna Watts, HSA Cleveland

But this year, we have also taken an extra step and are publishing our first ever book of student writing: WordsWorthWriting Edition #1.  In collaboration with the Concept Art show we have assembled a book to provide a vehicle for our student voices and talents to be displayed.  In doing so, we have been reminded of the value of our student’s ideas and words.  Our winning student/teacher will receive a free copy.

We pledge to make this an annual tradition at Concept English and encourage you to go to our webpage (http://english.conceptschools.org/writing-competition/) to read some of our 1st place winners.  You may also purchase the book by emailing the Director of English at aflaherty@conceptschools.org. to receive a link.