Center Announces 2014-2015 Letters About Literature Winners

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The South Carolina Center for the Book is pleased to announce the nine winners in this year’s Letters About Literature contest.  These outstanding students will be honored at the South Carolina State Library in Columbia at an award ceremony on Wednesday, April 29 at 10:30 a.m.  Contest judges and South Carolina State Library Foundation members will be on hand to welcome attendees and present awards. Winners will read their letters and each will receive a plaque and monetary award from the South Carolina State Library Foundation ($100 for first place, $50 for second, and $25 for third).

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.

2014-2015 Winners:

Level One – Elementary

  • First Place – Lindsey Knott, Crossroads Middle School, Columbia
  • Second Place – Addie-Grace Cook, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, Columbia
  • Third Place – Noah Shroff, Atheneum/Vine & Branches Home Educators, Conway

Level Two – Middle

  • First Place – Audrey Royall, Dent Middle School, Columbia
  • Second Place – Cassie Brenner, Forestbrook Middle, Myrtle Beach
  • Third Place – Samuel Gavin, Riverside Middle School, Greer

Level Three – High

  • First Place – Shelley Sasser, SC Whitmore School, Chapin
  • Second Place – Sierra Davis, Newberry High School, Newberry
  • Third Place – Alexis Williams, James F. Byrnes High School, Duncan

For more information, please contact Dr. Curtis R. Rogers at 803-734-8928 or