Creative Writing Contest

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) held its first ever Creative Writing Contest in early 2018. Students from all over Giles County submitted incredibly creative work to the contest. Read the winning submissions below. 

Ages 8-10 

First Place: The Draens of Nob Forest by Bryce Byrd

Bryce Byrd is a ten year old from Tampa, Florida. He lives with his parents in a school bus that they converted into a lifetime rv. Bryce is a home-schooled student in 4th grade. Bryce likes to hike, travel around the country and is into puppetry. He wants to become an actor. His favorite book is The Silver Eyes by Scott Cawthon and his favorite quote is "Better sore than sorry."

Second Place: The Death Prank by Marin Hypes

Marin Hypes is 9 years old and lives in Newport, Virginia. The Death Prank was inspired by the Lemony Snicket series. The Death Prank was also awarded a Most Creative distinction by the Teen Advisory Board. 

Ages 14-16

First Place: Scarlet by Gaslight by Michael Rafferty

Michael Rafferty is a 16 year old student at Giles High School. He digs detective novels, especially the Harry Hole series by Jo Nesbo. His mystery, Scarlet by Gaslight, is inspired by the Sherlock Holmes stories and "a very interesting graphic novel."

Second Place: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall... by Emma Freeborn

Emma Freeborn is a 15 year old student at Giles High School. She enjoys writing about things that could happen, such as alternate theories about the universe. She also enjoys reading and learning nearly anything dealing with science and more.