Letters About Literature Winners To Be Recognized at Award Ceremony

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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 Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.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).

Level III (High School) Winners          

  • 1st Place              Danielle Marks - Lexington
  • 2nd Place             Zachariah Smith - Conway
  • 3rd Place              Jonna Collins - Chapin

Level II (Middle School) Winners

  • 1st Place              Josie Miller - Lake View
  • 2nd Place             Amrithaa Balachandran - Conway
  • 3rd Place              Noah Shroff - Conway         

Level I (Elementary School) Winners

  • 1st Place              Colin Winkler - Spartanburg
  • 2nd Place             Chloe Shroff - Conway
  • 3rd Place              Martin Madrid - Beaufort

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.

For more information, please contact Andersen Cook at 803-545-4432 or acook@statelibrary.sc.gov.