2012-2013 Letters About Literature Winners Announced

Center for the Book

Chritina Wang

Christine Wang reads her winning entry during the Virginia Festival of the Book

Letters About Literature is a reading and writing program for students in grades 4-12.

Students were 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 organized in Virginia by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and sponsored nationally by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

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Virginia 2012-2013 LAL 1st Place and Honorable Mention Letters

From those submitted January 11, 2013

Level I — Grades 4,5,6

First Place

Abigail Zhang
McLean Homeschool Group, Falls Church

Honorable Mention

  • Jenna Levetown
    Spring Hill Elementary, McLean
  • Sydney Havaemann
    Spring Hill Elementary, McLean
  • Arjun Rohlfing Das
    Thomas Jefferson Milddle School, Arlington

Level II — Grades 7,8

First Place

Christine Wang
Rocky Run Middle School, Chantilly

Honorable Mention

  • Ayoade Balogun
    Village School, Charlottesville
  • Carrie Denny
    Fieldale Collinsville Middle School, Collinsville
  • Sreya Mahara
    Charlottesville Catholic School, Charlottesville
  • Jay Rothenberger
    North Branch School, Faber
  • Ella Frances Chin
    Peabody School, Charlottesville

Level III — Grades 9, 10

First Place

Kathryn DuHadway
McLean Homeschool Group, Falls Church

Honorable Mention

  • Sarah Lake Honosky
    Western Albemarle High School, Crozet
  • Isaac Green
    McLean Homeschool Group, Falls Church

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.