Winners in the 2003 St. Lawrence University Prize for Young Writers competition
have been chosen, in poetry, fiction and non-fiction categories, from about
200 entries received. The first-prize winners in each category will visit
campus in the fall to read their prize-winning work, plus participate in a
seminar and conference.
The St. Lawrence University Prize for Young Writers competition is a
national event held annually, to encourage the best high school writers
in the country in furthering their craft. The contest is judged by
St. Lawrence students.
First-place winners in each of the three categories are invited to campus
in the fall, all expenses paid, to attend a creative writing seminar and
do readings of their winning works. They also attend St. Lawrence's
Young Writers Conference, held at the University's conference center in
the Adirondack Mountains. Second-place winners in each category receive a
cash award of $150 and third-place winners receive $100.
Poetry prizes went to, first, Mengmeng Huang, Irvine High School, Irvine,
California; second, Franzi Roesner, Westwood High School, Austin, Texas; and
third, Cassandra Watson, Brooklyn Tech High School, Brooklyn, New York.
In creative non-fiction, award-winners are, first, Malcolm Hill, Clarkstown
High School South, New City, New York; second, Elizabeth Stern, Brunswick
High School, Brunswick, Maine; and Rachel Weidenbaum, Clarkstown
High School South, New City, New York.
Winners in the fiction category are, first, Kathryn Tyree, The Latin School of
Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; second, Ariel Levine, The Branson School, Ross,
California; and third, Emma E. Baumgartner, The Latin School of
Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
Posted: May 21, 2003