In October, the students in Mrs. Hogencamp’s 5th grade class entered 100-word stories in the Crazy Creatures contest hosted by Young Writers. Each student created a crazy creature and wrote a mini saga inspired by it. In December, the class learned that, of the entries they submitted, 19 were selected to be published in a book called Crazy Creatures – New York Sagas, which is scheduled for publication on March 31, 2018!
The final publication will be available for parents to purchase and MED will receive a complimentary copy. Young Writers will also send a copy to The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. as well as the British Library in the United Kingdom.
The class is also now in the running for other prizes as well. Young Writers will choose one student, from the over 6,000 who wrote an entry, to win an iPad and a trophy. Plus, the school with the best set of entries will receive The Young Writers’ Award of Excellence.