Writing Celebration

The Lee County Writing Contest is sponsored by the Lee County Chapter of the Iowa Reading Association. Authors read their winning entries at an awards celebration held at Keokuk Middle School Thursday, April 6. Fourteen Keokuk entries placed at the state competition and students will be recognized in Ames at the Iowa Reading Association conference in June.

The following students placed at the state level.

Poetry:

  • Kindergarten – Ryan McDonald, 1st Place
  • 1st Grade – Londyn Mueller, 1st Place
  • 2nd Grade – Amelia Marshall, 2nd Place
  • 6th Grade – Claire Coffield, 3rd place
  • 11th Grade – Dre’ Moody, 3rd place

 

 

 

 

 

Story:

  • Kindergarten – Ryan McDonald, 1st Place
  • 1st Grade – Bella Smith, 1st Place
  • 2nd Grade – Amelia Marshall, 2nd Place
  • ​ ​3rd Grade – Christine Condren, 1st Place
  • 4th Grade – Emma Cole, 1st Place
  • 5th Grade – Eden Schilling, 2nd Place
  • 8th Grade – Emma Evans 1st Place
  • 9th Grade – Madison Benson, 1st Place
  • 10th Grade – Susannah Olsen, 2nd place

left to right: Dre Moody, Madison Benson, Jonah Diaz, Casey Abfalter-Dial, Trystan Grisham, Madison Benson, and Austin Derr.