The Shawano Area Writers presented awards Saturday to winners of the 10th annual George Putz Memorial Student Writing Contest.
The awards program was held at the Mielke Arts Center in Shawano. Former Mayor Lorna Marquardt served as master of ceremonies, and 2011-12 Wisconsin Poet Laureate Bruce Dethlefsen, of Westfield, was the keynote speaker.
Twenty-seven students won awards and cash prizes totaling $470 for their poetry, nonfiction and fiction writing. The contest drew 147 entries from 110 students from 13 schools.
Here are the winners:
Grades 1-4: 1. Jill Guenther, Hillcrest Primary School, “Winter.”
Grades 5-8: 1. Josephine Schmitt, home schooled, “Moses is Called”; 2. Kenewan Kinepoway, Menominee Indian Middle School, “Rejoice”; 3. Grace Stuewer, home schooled, “The Fifties.” Honorable mention: Emma Etten, St. James Lutheran School, “The River”; Grace Stuewer, home schooled, “I Love My Dad.”