Literature has a way of inspiring students, and this spring four Hockinson High School students received Letters About Literature awards for letters they wrote in response to books they read.
Willow Klug, Lizzie Schneider and Miles Vilkin received honorable mentions and Tanner Hough was named a semifinalist in this spring’s state Letters About Literature competition. The contest challenges students to write an author and describe how his or her book affected them. It is sponsored by the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress and the Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.
Willow responded to I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai; Lizzie responded to The Book Thief by Markus Zusak; Miles responded to If by Rudyard Kipling; and Tanner responded to Animal Farm by George Orwell.
Washington students submitted 2,994 entries, from which 82 state semifinalist letters were chosen. Judges then selected three champion letters, three second place letters and 25 honorable mentions.
To read the list of winners and the three champion letters, visit the State Library website at Washington's Letters About Literature.