Saturday, June 22, 2013

Kearny Business students win writing contest

Contest winners Jack Woodville London, a distant relation of the famed author Jack London, hosted a writing contest on behalf of the American Authors Association. At the conclusion of 26 blog entries on writing advice, Mr. London invited writers to submit a piece between 1,000 and 1,500 words incorporating recommendations from the blog entries and two specific sentences.

Three winners came from the Kearny High School of International Business: Grand Prize, Sarah Tran; First Runner Up, Kayla Her; and Second Runner Up, Angel Solorzano.

"American Authors Association believes regardless of how stories are transmitted in future there is always going to be a need for writers. We believe in fostering the creative talents of today's youth," said Maria Edwards, American Authors Association president. "Whenever possible, we bring authors to schools to discuss the writing process, and get students excited about writing and reading."