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NCSD Young Authors Awards Night Celebrates District Winners!

Natrona County School District’s Young Authors Awards night was held on March 23, 2015. A celebration for NCSD’s Kindergarten thru 12th Grade winners & honorees the program highlighted the outstanding literary work of students around the district.

Students participate in three categories: poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Approximately, 130 entries are received at the district level. These come from 13 elementary schools, 9 secondary schools, as well as the Home School association and Paradise Valley Christian School.

NCSD Language Arts teacher, George Vlastos encourages YA participation from students and enjoys seeing the work and commitment of the students each year, “I enjoy getting a chance to read many of the entries and gain an understanding of the diverse interests, sensibilities, passions and ‘voices’ of the children in our community; and watching the students – their expressions, their excitement, their immense satisfaction – when they are brought up individually in front of the large audiences that attend the celebrations. It’s palpable for everyone present that these students are realizing, real-time, that their writing is distinguished and honored by our community.”

First place winners in the district will be honored guests of the Wyoming State Reading Council at the Young Authors Awards Celebration held later this year.

Congratulations to all of the student participants and award winners!

Language Arts Teacher, George Vlastos, reads a YA Award entry while NCSD Executive Director of Human Resources & Title I, Mike Bond, stands with a recipient.

Language Arts Teacher, George Vlastos, reads a YA Award entry while NCSD Executive Director of Human Resources & Title I, Mike Bond, stands with a recipient.

Elementary Award Winner takes to stage to receive his award!

Elementary Award Winner takes to stage to receive his award!

Language Arts Teacher, George Vlastos, reads a YA Award entry while NCSD Executive Director of Human Resources & Title I, Mike Bond, congratulates an award winner!

NCSD Executive Director of Human Resources & Title I, Mike Bond, congratulates an award winner!

Visit the NCSD Website as we will be posting more YA winning entries periodically!

Kindergarten Non-Fiction, Honorable Mention Award Winner, Slader Gangwish’s entry: The Car Trip 

Gangwish

Below is a list of district award winners:

Grade/Genre

Name

School

Winner Kindergarten Poetry
Audrey Milmont
Crest Hill
Winner Kindergarten Fiction
Cate Forsberg
Paradise Valley Christian
HM Kindergarten Fiction
Finn Anderson
Oregon Trail
Winner Kindergarten Non-Fiction
Mason Seyfang
Paradise Valley Christian
HM Kindergarten Non-Fiction
Slader Gangwish
Oregon Trail
HM Kindergarten Non-Fiction
Tommy Gorman
Fort Caspar Academy
Winner 1st Grade Poetry
Aidree Borchardt
Crest Hill
HM 1st Grade Poetry
Kole Pexton
Verda James
Winner 1st Grade Fiction
Amelia Palmer
Homeschool
HM 1st Grade Fiction
Oliver Soulek
Verda James
HM 1st Grade Fiction
Lylah Clay
Paradise Valley Christian
Winner 1st Grade Non-Fiction
Megan Goodrich
Oregon Trail
HM 1st Grade Non-Fiction
Jacob Scott
Paradise Valley Christian
HM 1st Grade Non-Fiction
Isaiah Gilmore
Crest Hill
Winner 2nd Grade Poetry
Ike Elliott
Crest Hill
HM 2nd Grade Poetry
Kaiya Hurless
Fort Caspar Academy
HM 2nd Grade Poetry
Caroline Crago
Willow Creek
Winner 2nd Grade Fiction
Nevaeh Christensen
Verda James
HM 2nd Grade Fiction
Jamison Hedlund
Oregon Trail
HM 2nd Grade Fiction
Josh Schrader
Fort Caspar Academy
Winner 2nd Grade Non-Fiction
Brooke Brown
Oregon Trail
HM 2nd Grade Non-Fiction
Harper Klinger
Verda James
HM 2nd Grade Non-Fiction
Caitlyn Annabelle Douglass
Paradise Valley Christian
Winner 3rd Grade Poetry
Haylie Ramsey-Stewart
Crest Hill
HM 3rd Grade Poetry
Rowan Harris
Oregon Trail
Winner 3rd Grade Fiction
Rocky Sims
Manor Heights
HM 3rd Grade Fiction
Jordan Forsyth
Mills
HM 3rd Grade Fiction
Kylan Morgan
Fort Caspar Academy
Winner 3rd Grade Non-Fiction
Angellina Crabtree
Paradise Valley Christian
HM 3rd Grade Non-Fiction
Rowan Harris
Oregon Trail
HM 3rd Grade Non-Fiction
Azan Kiljander
Mills
Winner 4th Grade Poetry
Jazmine Stovall
Cottonwood
HM 4th Grade Poetry
Riley W. Garriott
Fort Caspar Academy
HM 4th Grade Poetry
Reese Kempton
Crest Hill
Winner 4th Grade Fiction
Elora Umbach
Paradise Valley Christian
HM 4th Grade Fiction
Natalie Sundquist
Fort Caspar Academy
HM 4th Grade Fiction
Lily Crago
Willow Creek
Winner 4th Grade Non-Fiction
Matthew Schrader
Fort Caspar Academy
HM 4th Grade Non-Fiction
Emily Manville
Verda James
HM 4th Grade Non-Fiction
Conner Nelson
Midwest
Winner 5th Grade Poetry
Chloe Stone
Crest Hill
HM 5th Grade Poetry
Brooke McMurray
Midwest
HM 5th Grade Poetry
Carson Stack
Cottonwood
Winner 5th Grade Fiction
Madisyn Keith
Paradise Valley Christian
HM 5th Grade Fiction
Alexis Isca
Manor Heights
HM 5th Grade Fiction
Riley Jourgensen
Oregon Trail
Winner 5th Grade Non-Fiction
Katie Crown
Verda James
HM 5th Grade Non-Fiction
Hunter Mogen
Fort Caspar Academy
HM 5th Grade Non-Fiction
Paitenne Pitman
Oregon Trail
Winner 6th Grade Poetry
Brooklyn Jade Hytrek
Dean Morgan
HM 6th Grade Poetry
Caitlyn Daniels
Casper Classical Academy
Winner 6th Grade Fiction
Cassie Madrid
Dean Morgan
HM 6th Grade Fiction
Dakota Taylor
Casper Classical Academy
HM 6th Grade Fiction
Dylan Fauber
Midwest
Winner 6th Grade Non-Fiction
Michaela Fairbanks
Casper Classical Academy
HM 6th Grade Non-Fiction
Makayla McMurray
Midwest
Winner 7th Grade Poetry
Katherine Powell
Homeschool
HM 7th Grade Poetry
Rebecca Chambers
Casper Classical Academy
HM 7th Grade Poetry
Samuel Palmer
Homeschool
Winner 7th Grade Fiction
Rachelle Trujillo
Casper Classical Academy
HM 7th Grade Fiction
Riley Paris
Dean Morgan
HM 7th Grade Fiction
Ryan Keith
Paradise Valley Christian
Winner 7th Grade Non-Fiction
Grace Lutz
Casper Classical Academy
HM 7th Grade Non-Fiction
Danae Parker
Paradise Valley Christian
HM 7th Grade Non-Fiction
Rachel Katzmann
Homeschool
Winner 8th Grade Poetry
Tess Bjorksten
Casper Classical Academy
HM 8th Grade Poetry
Damien English
Centennial
HM 8th Grade Poetry
Baylie Till
Dean Morgan
Winner 8th Grade Fiction
Briahnna Manning
Dean Morgan
HM 8th Grade Fiction
Bailee Wistisen
Casper Classical Academy
HM 8th Grade Fiction
Gage Sharpnack
Centennial
Winner 8th Grade Non-Fiction
Mercedes Back
Centennial
HM 8th Grade Non-Fiction
Isaiah Harris
Midwest
HM 8th Grade Non-Fiction
Savanna Noel
Dean Morgan
Winner 9th Grade Poetry
Ashtyn Harmsen
Kelly Walsh
HM 9th Grade Poetry
Hannah Chapman
Midwest
HM 9th Grade Poetry
Libby Palmer
Star Lane Center
Winner 9th Grade Fiction
Kassandra Dutro
Casper Classical Academy
HM 9th Grade Fiction
Rayne Hamm
Kelly Walsh
HM 9th Grade Fiction
Charity Palmer
Homeschool
Winner 9th Grade Non-Fiction
Nikiphoros Vlastos
Star Lane Center
HM 9th Grade Non-Fiction
Charity Palmer
Homeschool
HM 9th Grade Non-Fiction
Abigail Blesi
Casper Classical Academy
Winner 10th Grade Poetry
London Hultman
Star Lane Center
HM 10th Grade Poetry
Natalie Ruebelmann
Midwest
Winner 10th Grade Fiction
Harriet Norcross
Kelly Walsh
HM 10th Grade Fiction
London Hultman
Star Lane Center
HM 10th Grade Fiction
Bryan Harrison
Midwest
Winner 10th Grade Non-Fiction
Nicholas Ray
Midwest
Winner 11th Grade Poetry
Erin Appel
Star Lane Center
HM 11th Grade Poetry
Garrett Morris
Midwest
Winner 11th Grade Fiction
Garrett Richards
Midwest
HM 11th Grade Fiction
Katie LaCombe
Star Lane Center
Winner 11th Grade Non-Fiction
Fantazya R. Harris
Midwest
HM 11th Grade Non-Fiction
Jorden Ruckle
Star Lane Center
Winner 12th Grade Poetry
April Watson
Kelly Walsh
HM 12th Grade Poetry
Kathryn Jones
Star Lane Center
HM 12th Grade Poetry
Rebecca Butler
Midwest
Winner 12th Grade Fiction
Ben Means
Star Lane Center
HM 12th Grade Fiction
April Watson
Kelly Walsh
Winner 12th Grade Non-Fiction
Logan Fox
Star Lane Center
HM 12th Grade Non-Fiction
Kaitlynn Wentz
Midwest


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