Founded in 2013 by Steven Lynn, dean of the South Carolina Honors College, this annual writing contest was designed to engage the state´s future leaders and thinkers. Each year the Honors College invited South Carolina high school juniors and seniors to respond to the question ´´How can we make South Carolina better?´´ in 750 words or fewer, in the genre of their choice. The finalists, selected by a panel of preliminary judges, were invited to the University of South Carolina campus for a second round comprising a forty-minute impromptu writing contest. This round was evaluated by two grand judges-South Carolina natives who have achieved national acclaim: short-story writer and novelist Pam Durban and poet Nikky Finney. Each chose a topic for the impromptu contest: write about a meaningful book and complete the statement ´´I come from....´´ This volume features the writing of the seventy-one finalists from the 2016-17 South Carolina High School Writing Contest.
A Powerful and Poignant Coming-of-Age Tale A nosy young girl is on a quest to learn her family´s hidden truths no matter who it upsets. Ten-year-old Willie Ma doesn´t just live near the town of Feral; she´s a bit feral herself. Spending her days eavesdrop- ping, exploring on her bike, and avoiding her brutish big brother, she´s determined to uncover the secrets adults are clearly trying to keep from her. Raised in a Holy Roller family, Willie discovers bleak realities and heart-wrenching lessons that shake her to the core of her soul. A finalist for the 2018 Southern Fried Karma Novel Contest, this splendid collage will reconnect readers with stirring memories of their own adolescence.
Writing South Carolina Volume 2:Selections from the Second Annual High School Writing Contest
Take two sisters making it on their own: brainy 12-year-old GiGi (short for Galileo Galilei, a name she never says out loud) and junior-high-dropout-turned-hairstylist DiDi (short for Delta Dawn). Add a million dollars in prize money from a national cooking contest and a move from the trailer parks of South Carolina to the Gold Coast of New York. Mix in a fancy new school, new friends and enemies, a first crush, and a generous sprinkling of family secrets. That´s the recipe for The Truth About Twinkie Pie, a voice-driven middle grade debut about the true meaning of family and friendship. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001962/bk_hach_001962_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.