‘Palisades Tales: From the Mountains to the Sea’

Photos Rich Schmitt/Staff Photographer

The Friends of the Palisades Library wrapped up the 2019 Summer Writing Contest on Wednesday, October 2, with a reading of some of the winnings stories—all composed with the theme “Palisades Tales: From the Mountains to the Sea” in mind.

Audience members munched on complimentary McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, while stories were performed by actors Bill Jones and Christine Kludjian.

The contest is open each year to children and teens entering grades one through 12, divided into five age categories.

Summer Writing Contest Winners 2019

Scribblers
1st Place – Finding His Way Home by Hudson Marks (Marquez)

Jotters
1st Place – Red, What and Blue by Riley Keston (Marquez)
2nd Place – The New Girl in the Palisades by Alexis Levine (Brentwood)
3rd Place – The Great Big Science Project by Noah Benharash (Palisades)

Honorable Mentions:
Behind the Scenes at Inceville by Olive Boog (Marquez)
The Great Treasure Hunt by Gabe Smith (Canyon)

Scrawlers
1st Place – From the Mountains to the Sea: A Swallow’s Story by Audrey Smith (Paul Revere)
2nd Place – What Lurks Beneath…Palisades Village by James Marks (Marquez)

Scribes
1st Place – The Adventures of Pearl Dragon by Parker Keston (Archer)
2nd Place – Truesky by Ellery Preven (Paul Revere)

Authors
1st Place Tie – Palisades 1542 by Sydney Forrester (Windward)
1st Place Tie – Taking Steps on Sunset by Maya Doyle (Harvard-Westlake)