Eleven place in BCTE writing competition

Junior Cheyne Angy and sophomore Kaylee McCormack each placed first in the Fantasy/Science Fiction category and sophomore Tryphina Mikhail took first in the Poetry category of the recent Brevard Council Teachers of English writing competition. Mikhail also won second in the Fantasy/Science Fiction category.

In all, 11 West Shore students will be honored along with 42 other students from throughout the district at the Brevard Council Teachers of English Writing Awards Ceremony on April 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Board Room at the Educational Services Facility in Viera.

Among other West Shore winners, junior John McFarland placed second in both the Fantasy/Science Fiction and Poetry categories and also received third place for Realistic/Historical Fiction. Sophomore Carleigh Walter placed third for Memoir and sophomore Theopeste Karelos placed third for Nonfiction. Sophomore Maddie Dimond placed third in the Realistic/Historical Fiction category and sophomore Mary Gerlach placed third in the Novel category.

In middle-school, eighth-graders Molly M. and Kara M. placed second and third respectively in the Realistic Historical Fiction category and seventh-grader Laura R. placed second in the Fantasy/Science Fiction category.

Categories were divided by grade level with every two grades in each division. All award-winning entries will be featured in the 2011 BCTE publication, Celebration.

By Mia Glatter

Editor’s note: Brevard Public Schools policy prohibits the use of middle-school students’ last names in internet-based coverage.