2018 Contest

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The theme of the 2018 LSSU High School Short Story Prize was historical fiction. Teachers and students looking for advice, ideas, and inspiration in regards to this genre are encouraged to download the lesson plan included below.

CONTEST LESSON PLAN

READING RECOMMENDATIONS

The following historical fiction short stories are all available online:

Below is a short historical fiction piece published on Teen Ink that we also recommend as a model:

You can read more historical fiction published in Teen Ink here (look for the MAG icon).

2018 CONTEST RESULTS:

Congratulations to our winner, finalists, and semifinalists!

WINNER

  • Magdalena Deniz, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, “The Type of Bite that Stings,” Grade 11, Northern Highlands Regional High School, teacher Danielle Walsh

2018 FINALISTS:

  • Amanda Jentsch, New Berlin, Wisconsin, “Fanciful Bastard,” Grade 11, New Berlin Eisenhower Middle/High School, teacher Kristine Springer
  • Evie Jin, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, “The Keeper,” Grade 11, Winchester Thurston School, teacher M. Christine Benner
  • Karalyn Jobe, Midland, Michigan, “Dreadful Bedlam,” Grade 12, Midland High School, teacher James Woehrle
  • Janel LaPalm, Escanaba, Michigan, “Grievings and Dreams,” Escanaba High School, Grade 12, teacher Tammi Wiles
  • Elise Nehasil, Livonia, Michigan, “When We Were Young Ones,” Grade 12,  Adlai E. Stevenson High School, teacher Elizabeth Schuch
  • Haley Shelton, Columbus, Indiana, “Gebrochene,” Grade 9, Columbus North High School, teacher Ms. Schmidt
  • Rebecca Yeomans-Stephenson, Okemos, Michigan, “Revolutionary,” Grade 11, Okemos High School, teacher Dawn Reed

2018 SEMI-FINALISTS:

  • Alexis Aleo, L’Anse, Michigan, “Blood Painted Walls,” Grade 9, L’Anse High School, teacher Rebecca Keyes
  • Hannah Brood, Rudyard, Michigan, “The Boy Who Never Stopped Smiling,” Grade 12, home school, teacher Karen Brood
  • Katia Camargo, Miami, Florida, “Sensible,” Grade 9, Miami Arts Charter School, teacher Ariel Lewis
  • Anne Chen, Forest Hills, New York, “It’s Happened Before,” Grade 12, Stuyvesant High School, teacher Mr. Grossman
  • Rawan Elyas, Marina, California, “Springtime in Ireland,” Grade 12, Monterey High School, teacher Ronald Woods
  • Annika Eske, Allendale, New Jersey, “A Train a Ferry, and a Goodbye,” Grade 11, Bergen County Academies, teacher Richard Weems
  • Connor Flesch, Hartland, Wisconsin, “War on Drugs,” Grade 12, Arrowhead High School, teacher Terri Carnell
  • Elissa Gilbertson, Nashotah, Wisconsin, “Nicholas Winton: A Holocaust Story,” Grade 12,  Arrowhead Union High School, teacher Terri Carnell
  • Lucy Hundt, Pewaukee, Wisconsin, “The Wall,” Grade 12, Arrowhead High School, teacher Terri Carnell
  • Ian Jacome, Doral, Florida, “Weeping Child,” Grade 9, Miami Arts Charter School, teacher Ariel Lewis
  • Yuhan Kim, Hudson, Ohio, “Pour l’Emereur,” Grade 11, Hudson High School, teacher Gina von Ville
  • Chloe La Forest, L’Anse, MIchigan, “Follow the North Star,” Grade 9, L’Anse High School, teacher Rebecca Keyes
  • Janel LaPalm, Escanaba, Michigan, “Grievings and Dreams,” Escanaba High School, Grade 12, teacher Tammi Wiles
  • Joan Ogemaw, Suttons Bay, Michigan, “The Ice Block,” Grade 12, Northport Public School, teacher, Jennifer Walter
  • Abigail Ollila, Ontonagon, Michigan, “Through the Ashes, Grade 11, Ontonagon Area High School, teacher Jon Uotila
  • Kristine Regal, Pewaukee, Wisconsin, “Public Enemy No. 1,” Grade 12, Arrowhead High School, teacher Terri Carnell
  • Maija Rice, L’anse Michigan, “Journey to Vietnam,” Grade 9, L’Anse High School, teacher Rebecca Keyes
  • Keeley Satterfield, Freeport, Michigan, “Are You Leaving,” Grade 10, Thornapple Kellogg School, teacher Aaron Eding
  • Collin Schmitz, Pewaukee, Wisconsin, “A Place for Peace, Love, and Music,” Grade 12, Arrowhead Union High School, teacher Terri Carnell
  • Josephine Selvik, Palatine, Illinois, “Lilacs and Daffodils,” Grade 12, Palatine High School, teacher Erin Lindstrom
  • Ann Zhang, Ballwin, Missouri, “Bloodhounds,” Grade 10, John Burroughs School, teacher Andy Chen