JFS writers place in contest
Once again, our JFS writers showcased their talents by participating and placing in the Annual Tri-Cities Woman’s Club Writing Contest.
Winning the short story competition was Madison Burton, with her story "Eye of the Storm," which expresses the loneliness inherent in the human condition through the metaphor of a ship lost at sea.
Placing second was Claire Strollo, with her story "Shadows,” a Kafkaesque story of memory loss and disassociation.
Emma Butler took third with her science fiction story "Sunflowers," a tale of aliens coming to Earth to meddle in human affairs.
In the poetry division, Isabella O'Brien took second place for her poem, "Love your Differences,” which expresses the concept that although people may look different or do different things, all of us share similar values.
Honar Taylor received third place for her poem, "Magic,” a commentary on the importance of retaining our child-like innocence and creative abilities as we mature.
“Year after year, students from Union-Endicott continue to impress our judges with their writing ability,” said Beverly Ross, President of the Tri-Cities Woman’s Club. “We’d also like to thank Bob Rarrick and Lisa Spaccaforno for their continued involvement in and support of our contest.”
Madison Burton’s story will now continue on to the district-wide competition.