Writers at Decatur win big


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Seven of Stephen Decatur’s students placed in the eighth annual Peggy Hevel Writing Contest.

Owen McAdams, Staff Writer

Congratulations to the following Stephen Decatur High School students for placing in the eighth annual Peggy Hevel Memorial Writing Contest. This contest was named in honor of Peggy Hevel, a long time English teacher at the school.


1st place– $150 cash prize

“A Word Unspoken” by Lauren Kemp, 11th grade

2nd place– $100 cash prize

“Failing 2C” by Jessica Beck, 9th grade

3rd place – $50 cash prize

Third place is a tie this year even after bringing in an additional poetry judge.

“What Am I Writing Again?” by Mikayla Denault, 12th grade

“He Walked In Numbers” by Maeve Donahue, 11th grade

Short Story

1st place– $150 cash prize

“Requiem for a Bird” by Lydia Woodley, 11th grade

2nd place– $100 cash prize

“The Six-and-a-Half-Acre World” by Jake Gillespie, 10th grade

3rd place– $50 cash prize

“The Experiment” by Morgan Carlson, 11th grade