2012-2013 Letters About Literature Winners Announced


The Letters About Literature program, sponsored by the South Carolina Center for the Book and the Library of Congress is a national reading and writing promotion contest. To enter, readers write personal letters to an author, living or dead, from any genre, explaining how that author's work changed their way of thinking about the world or themselves. Nine winners will be honored at an awards ceremony at the South Carolina State Library's Center for the Book in Columbia. The ceremony will be held on May 3 from 11:00 a.m. to noon in the Piedmont Room at 1500 Senate Street, Columbia. Contest judges and South Carolina State Library staff members will be on hand to present awards. Winners will read their letters and each will receive a monetary award from the South Carolina State Library Foundation ($100 for first place, $50 for second, and $25 for third).

Level One - Elementary
First Place -- Zauria Manigault, Heyward Gibbes, Columbia
Second Place -- Banks Mitchell, Atheneum/Vine & Branches Home Educators, Conway
Third Place -- Naudia Humphrey, Heyward Gibbes, Columbia

Level Two - Middle
First Place -- Emily Grace Cannon, McCants, Anderson
Second Place -- Maggee Bolt, McCants, Anderson
Third Place -- McKinely Rowland, McCants, Anderson

Level Three - High
First Place -- Aidan Baxter-Ferguson, Spartanburg Day School
Second Place -- Rebecca Dupree, James F. Byrnes Freshman Academy, Duncan
Third Place -- Emma Sherer, SC Virtual Charter School, Columbia

For more information about the South Carolina Center for the Book, please visit www.readsc.org.