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Paper Garden winners.2021

Paper Garden winners named
Posted on 05/03/2021

Congratulations to the MSD winners of the 28th annual Paper Gardens Creative Writing Contest! This year, more than 350 prose and poetry entries were submitted from Yamhill County adults and students from 23 schools.

Each of the winners will receive a copy of the Paper Gardens anthology and are invited to a virtual celebration on May 13. Click here to pre-register for the recognition ceremony.

Fiction - Children
Lilly Teahn, “In the Woods,” Wascher 

Fiction – Youth
Kristen Noyes, “Motherhood,” McMinnville HS
Momo Scarboro-Ford, “Long Live the Queen,” McMinnville HS

Nonfiction - Youth
Sierra Savage, “Yearning to Jump on the Southbound Train,” McMinnville HS
Rylee Strong, “The Twisted Tree,” Duniway Middle 

Traditional Poetry – Children
Regan Manfrin, “If Only, If Only…” Memorial Elementary 
Michael Sun, “Fire,” Memorial Elementary 

Free Verse Poetry – Children
Kieran Carpenter, “What If,” Memorial Elementary 
Kyndall Yslas, “Confusion,” Wascher Elementary 

Haiku Poetry - Children
Adrian Arredondo, “Spies,” Grandhaven Elementary 
Lyla Shilhanek, “SpaceX,” Grandhaven Elementary 

Traditional Poetry – Youth, Middle School
Isabela Gasca-Beal, “White Winter Snow,” Patton Middle School 
Abby Magers, “He Found Light,” Patton Middle School 

Free Verse Poetry – Youth, Middle School
Samuel Harris, “Fallen Soldier,” Patton Middle School 
MarleyAnn Howard, “Beauty Standards,” Duniway Middle School 

Free Verse Poetry – Youth, High School
Madison Rosenberry, “A Moment,” McMinnville High School

Haiku Poetry – Youth
Wren Parker, “Dove,” Duniway Middle School 

The Paper Gardens creative writing contest has been sponsored by the Arts Alliance of Yamhill County for 28 years. Books will be available for pick-up by authors and for purchase at Third Street Books in McMinnville and at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg starting May 11. The complete list of Paper Gardens authors is posted on the Arts Alliance of Yamhill County website.


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