student example writing other genres
By Erica Lash
Champlain Valley Union High School, Grade 11 Read more »
By Natasha Wood
Hartford High School
“Helllloooo Washington D.C.! It’s 9 o’clock, 63 degrees and you’re listening to SM92. Are you ready to hear this weeks SM92 giveaway? This week is a special contest. Kevin Federline has volunteered one day of his busy and famous life to spend it with one lucky winner. That winner could be you! All you have to do is call in sometime this week with the correct answer to this question: Several years ago Kevin Federline refused, when asked, the lead role of what now famous movie? The number to call is …”
“Ohmygawd,” President Bush screeched, thinking, to himself, how much fun a day with Kevin Federline would be. “I have to win that contest!” Read more »
Fifteen Things I Hate
By Tana McCoy
Hartford High School, Grade 10
1. My brother leaving .1 cm of milk in the fridge.
2. The words, “because I said so!”
3. Having 9999 channels, but nothing good on.
4. Even though the upstairs is off-limits to my dog, I still have to vacuum all the dog hair from the hallways, twice a week.
5. The magnetized pull between my clothes and my bedroom floor, and however long I try to explain this phenomenon to my mom. She still makes me go against the force of nature and pick them up. Read more »
To do list, today
By Darrin Messier
Randolph Elementary School, Grade 3
Play with kitty.
Slide down hill.
Open baseball cards.
Annoy my sister.
Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story using only six words. His response: For sale: Baby shoes, never used. In our first ONLINE CHALLENGE, we asked students to take the same challenge. We received well over 100 entries. Here are the best, some of which were printed in the five newspapers now carrying the Young Writers Project. By the way, if you have a hankering to write a six-word story or, even, add another, feel free to include it in the comment section. And many thanks to Matthew Peterson, English Teacher at Hartford High School; this challenge was his suggestion. The best entries in no particular order:
Signed papers, desert camies, Purple Heart
-- Sabrina Rowell, Hartford High SchoolMy heart throbbed; the door closed.
-- Emily Fisher, Champlain Valley Union High School
Maybe I'll skip lunch again today.
-- Camille Bower, Camels Hump Middle School
Came and waited. No one here.
-- Preston Palmer, Hartford High School
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