2006 Youth
Writing Contest Results

Contest Manager
Mary-Lane Kamberg

KAC Youth Contest winners by category

1-2 grade Artwork

1

Ellen Wenger

Butterfly

Topeka

2

Hunter Williams

Self-Portrait

Princeton

3

Rodney Longshaw

Silly Little Kitten

Towanda

HM

Haley Grable

Wicked Witch

Manhattan


3-4 grade Artwork

1

Amanda Connell

Fairy Jamboree

Wichita

2

Melissa Connell

Valerie Ballerina

Wichita

3

Brian Wenger

Misty

Topeka

HM

Simon Bliss

Tiki

Merriam

HM

Karisa Garber

Camping

Leavenworth


5-6 grade Artwork

1 Alice Barnes Seahorse Lawrence
2 Renata Herrmann A Wonderful View Towanda
3 Elizabeth Oshakuade Tire Swing Benton
HM Alan Longshaw Twister Towanda

7-8 grade Artwork
1 Chloe Seim Old Memories Salina

9-12 grade Artwork
1 Adan Flores Romeo & Juliet Garden City
2 Vanessa Bell The Lonely Heart Lyndon

1-2 grade Theme Prose
1 Cassidy Robinett The Big Storm Osage City

3-4 grade Theme Prose
1 Alex Gabrielli My Trip to Monterey Shawnee
2 Amanda Harra Emerald Olathe

5-6 grade Theme Prose
1 Jennie Garrett Thanksgiving Derby
2 Nicole Williams Perrrrfect Nonsense Princeton
3 Stephen Sundberg

Writing Worth the Fear

Overland Park
HM Alice Barnes The Mushrooms Lawrence

7-8 grade Theme Prose
1 Amber Garrett Forever Sisters Derby
2 Rachel Shelden My Dream House Wichita
3 Chloe Seim Fear Salina

9-12 grade
Theme Prose
1 Shane Johnston Tack-and-Nack Topeka
2 Connie Hu In China Olathe
3 Megan Renee Keller Kansas Beauty Ellis

1-2 grade
Theme Poetry
1 Hunter Williams

Planets

Princeton
2 William Evan Ayers Exploring in Florida Louisburg

3-4 grade Theme Poetry
1 Hailee Reed How I Spend My Summer Arkansas City
2 Taylor Jividen The Seasons Arkansas City
3 Anthony Jordan Boots and Hats Arkansas City
HM SA Richardson The Beautiful Pony Arkansas City

5-6 grade Theme Poetry
1 Jessie Glueck Prairie Poem Leawood
2 MacKenzie Lunney There Stands a Harp Overland Park
3 Nicole Williams The Perfect Day Princeton

7-8 grade Theme Poetry

1

Sam Teeter Garden Done in Ice Topeka
2 Laurel Gardner Spring Break Berryton


9-12 grade Theme Poetry

1 Shane Johnston Grandma's Kitchen Topeka
2 Kaycee Chambers Release Andover
3 Ashley Bergner Dewdrops of Gold Sedgwick

1-2 grade Prose
1 Gavin Thompson Darren's Adventures in the Cookie Way Galaxy Manhattan
2 Haley Grable Yelah's Adventure Manhattan
3 Megan Rose Fink The Little Car Hutchinson

3-4 grade Prose
1 Amanda Connell Alien Thief Wichita
2 Patrick Oshakude A Day in Topeka Benton
3 Karisa Garber Camping Leavenworth

5-6 grade Prose
1 Scott LaMunyon The Missing Coffee Towanda
2 Alice Barnes The Mushrooms Lawrence
3 Jessica Fay The Great Mystery of the People Towanda
HM Renata Herrmann A World of Musical Notes Towanda
HM Meghan Ward Mr. Walk Along Overland Park

7-8 grade Prose
1 Rachel Shelden The Goldilocks Factor Wichita
2 Marike Stucky The Treat Moundridge
3 Emily Sellers The Palace of Darkvex Wellsville
HM Chloe Seim Fire Salina

9-12 grade Prose
1 Kendall Bitonte License for Freedom Wichita
2 Paul Roberts Shoot the Emos Lakin
3 Amy Ann Green Chaser Eudora

1-2 grade Poetry
1 Clarie Moran Snakes Iola
2 Thomas E. Buckley The Moon Smiles Overland Park
3 Rodney Longshaw The Silly Little Kitten Towanda

3-4 grade Poetry
1 Mike Rodriguez Lightning Arkansas City
2 Matara Hitchcock No Idea What To Write Overland Park
3 Thomas Fink Sticky Side Ready! Hutchinson
HM Haley Hall Oklahoma City Memorial Galena
HM Brian Wenger Kansas Sports Topeka

5-6 grade Poetry
1 MacKenzie Lunney Alone Overland Park
2 Kacey Brown &
Amy Siemers
Frankenoodle's Pasta Lenexa &
Shawnee
3 Alissa Gomez No One Special Benton
HM Renata Herrmann The World Around Me Towanda

7-8 grade Poetry
1 Sam Teeter The Oak jTree on an Autumn Morning Topeka
2 Marike Stucky Yesterday Moundridge
3
Alexandra Wilke Stars Lawrence
HM Caitlin Skiles Ode to Winter Wellsville

9-12 grade Poetry
1 Connie Hu Life Olathe
2 Ashley Bergner The Whisper of Peace Sedgwick
3 Amy Ann Green Dreaming Eudora
HM Robert Swindler III I Am Prairie Village
HM Deborah Wild Titanic Newton

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2006 Youth Judges bios

Poetry judge Susan Carman is an award-winning poet and writer, who serves as a board member and poetry editor for Kansas City Voices magazine. Her poetry and essays have appeared in various publications, including Mid-America Poetry Review, Catholic Digest, Coal City Review, The Kansas City Star, the anthology Sacred Waters, and Kalliope, where she was a finalist in the Sue Saniel Elkind Poetry Contest. She received the 2004 Vicki Milliken Bright Poetry Award from the Missouri Writers Guild. Her essay “An Extra Helping of Grace” was a national award winner in Jan Karon’s Holiday Giving Essay Contest, sponsored by Penguin Books. She is a member of the Kansas City Writers Group, the Tuesday Poets, the Missouri Writers Guild, and the Oklahoma Writers Federation Inc.

Prose judge Juliet Kincaid received the doctorate from The Ohio State University Her dissertation on fiction in diary form reflects her lifelong love of novels. Juliet taught nonfiction writing and creative writing at Johnson County (Kansas) Community College for more than 20 years. Her fiction and nonfiction have received awards, and she has published poetry, essays, and short fiction, including stories in Red Herring Mystery Magazine and Mystery Time. She is former editor for Potpourri. She belongs to the Kansas City Writers Group and Sister in Crime.

Theme poetry judge Irma Hudson lives and writes in Kansas City, Missouri. She is a member of the Kansas City Writers Group. Her poems have been published in Best Times and Kansas City Voices.

Theme prose judge Peg Nichols has been a junior high journalism teacher, editor and publisher of a small weekly newspaper, writer of a column of hospital auxiliary news, and a contributor to numerous mediation publications. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, The Kansas City Press Club, The Kansas City Writers Group, and the Kansas Authors Club District 2. Her non-fiction book Mediation Survivor's HandBook will be published this fall.

Art judge Chelley Lange is an artist, writer, award-winning poet, editor and energy healer. She has had her artwork exhibited by Exposure in Seaside, Oregon, and more than 125 of he songs, stories, articles, poems and drawings have been sung or published in Kansas City Voices, The Kansas City Star. Sparrow, Black Bear Review, Candelabrum (England), The Formalist, and Southern Humanities Review, among others. She was a board member for the Kansas State Poetry Society, a co-editor of Potpourri, and a member of the Kansas City Writers Group.

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Youth Contest Winners by city
Kaycee Chambers
Andover Deborah Wild
Newton
Taylor Jividen
Arkansas City Amanda Harra Olathe
Anthony Jordan
Arkansas City Connie Hu
Olathe*
Hailee Reed Arkansas City Cassidy Robinett
Osage City
SA Richardson Arkansas City Thomas E. Buckley
Overland Park
Mike Rodriguez Arkansas City Matara Hitchcock
Overland Park
Alissa Gomez Benton MacKenzie Lunney
Overland Park*
Elizabeth Oshakuade
Benton Stephen Sundberg
Overland Park
Patrick Oshakude Benton Meghan Ward
Overland Park
Laurel Gardner
Berryton Robert C. Swindler III
Prairie Village
Amber Garrett
Derby Hunter Williams
Princeton*
Jennie Garrett
Derby Nicole Williams
Princeton*
Megan Renee Keller
Ellis Chloe Seim
Salina**
Amy Ann Green
Eudora* Ashley Bergner
Sedgwick*
Haley Hall
Galena Alex Gabrielli
Shawnee
Adan Flores
Garden City Amy Siemers
(with Kacey Brown, Lenexa)
Shawnee
Megan Rose Fink
Hutchinson Shane Johnston
Topeka*
Thomas Fink
Hutchinson Sam Teeter
Topeka*
Clarie Moran
Iola Brian Wenger
Topeka*
Paul Roberts
Lakin Ellen Wenger
Topeka
Alice Barnes
Lawrence ** Jessica Fay
Towanda
Alexandra Wilke
Lawrence Renata Herrmann
Towanda**
Karisa Garber
Leavenworth* Alan Longshaw
Towanda
Jessie Glueck
Leawood Rodney Longshaw
Towanda**
Kacey Brown
(with Amy Siemers, Shawnee)
Lenexa
Emily Sellers
Wellsville
William Evan Ayers
Louisburg Caitlin Skiles
Wellsville
Vanessa Bell
Lyndon Kendall Bitonte
Wichita
Haley Grable
Manhattan* Amanda Connell
Wichita*
Simon Bliss
Merriam Melissa Connell Wichita
Marike Stucky
Moundridge* Rachel Shelden Wichita*

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Youth Contest Entries by city

Andover
Arkansas City
Augusta
Baldwin City
Benton
Berryton
Circleville
Derby
El Dorado
Ellis
Eudora
Galena
Garden City
Hutchinson
Iola
Kansas City KS
Kechi
Lakin
Lawrence
Leavenworth
Leawood

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Liberal
Louisburg
Lyndon
Manhattan
Merriam
Moundridge
Newton
Olathe
Osage City
Overland Park
Prairie Village
Princeton
Salina
Sedgwick
Shawnee
Topeka
Towanda
Wellsville
Wichita

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