GES 5th Grader Wins 2nd Place in State Young Author’s Writing Contest


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Abry Terhune, Greensboro Elementary School 5th Grader, has been awarded second place in the State of Maryland Literacy Association (SoMLA) Young Author’s Writing Contest. Abry submitted a short story entitled The Carvings.

Abry was honored at a the SoMLA reception in early April at the Marriott in Hunt Valley, Maryland. She was also recognized at the April board of education meeting.

SoMLA, the leading literacy organization in the state of Maryland, has over 1,500 members in 17 chapters. Their members include teachers, administrators, instructional assistants, university professors, college students, parents, and other community members. Each year, the organization conducts an annual writing contest for students in grades 2 through 12 at the local and state levels, and publishes the winning entries in an anthology.

Photo: Abry with her HAP teacher Michelle Wiley

Banner photo: Board Member Kathy Dill, Superintendent Patty Saelens, Abry Terhune, Supervisor of Instruction Renee Hesson