Letters About Literature Winners Announced

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A reading and writing program for students in grades 4-12

Students in grades 4 through 12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author from any genre, fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic, explaining how that author’s work has affected the student’s way of thinking about the world or themselves.

Letters About Literature is sponsored nationally by the Library of Congress and Target Stores and in Virginia by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

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Virginia 2011-2012 LAL 1st Place and Honorable Mention Letters

From those submitted January 6, 2012

Level I — Grades 4,5,6

First Place
George Lorenz
Spring Hill Elementary School – McClean

Honorable Mention

  • Rebecca Canfield
    Colvin Run Elementary School – Vienna
  • Lewis Christie
    Colvin Run Elementary School – Vienna
  • Noah DunnPoquoson Middle School – Poquoson
  • Alex Gomez
    Colvin Run Elementary School – Vienna
  • Ruby Schaeffer
    Greer Elementary – Charlottesville
  • Mahima Sindhu
    Jack Jouett Middle School – Charlottesville
  • Jeffrey Wang
    Colvin Run Elementary School – Vienna


Level II — Grades 7,8

First Place
Jonathan Corban
Fluvanna Middle School – Palmyra

Honorable Mention

  • Ella Frances Chin
    Peabody School – Charlottesville
  • Andrew Paul Savoie
    Henley Middle School – Charlottesville
  • Brianna Soccio
    Kemps Landing Magnet School – Virginia Beach

Level III — Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

First Place
Kolleen Metzger
McLean Homeschool Group – Falls Church

Honorable Mention

  • Brittany Crow
    Woodbridge Senior High School – Woodbridge

Judging Note: Letters are judged by independent judges. We provide them with the letter with the entry coupon removed so no school or town is identified.