2017 Virginia Frank Contest Winners

Friends of the Omaha Public Library honored 12 students in grades 5-8 for their winning Virginia Frank Memorial Writing Contest essays on April 23, 2017.

5th Grade

  1. James Potter and the Train Ride to Hogwarts by Maggie McGill, St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic School
  2. Laura and the Big Party by Andrea Wemhoff, St. Peter’s Home School
  3. Luna and the Cooking Contest by Claire Niehaus, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School

6th Grade

  1. Shakespeare Showdown! by Ava M. Luehrs, Alfonza W. Davis Middle School
  2. The Unpredictable Adventures of Mother Goose by Will Clark, St. Margaret Mary School
  3. The Haunted Jail by Lily Turner, R.M. Marrs Magnet Center

7th Grade

  1. Haymitch Abernathy: The Price of Defiance by Sara Kalamaja, St. Stephen the Martyr School
  2. The Fault in Our Stars by Sophia Mace, St. James/Seton School
  3. Papa’s Home by Ava Van Gelder, Westside Middle School

8th Grade

  1. The Darkness Arises by Joseph Zhong, Millard North Middle School
  2. Future Found by Josh Mason, Peter Kiewit Middle School
  3. The Reichenbach Tragedy by Jude Kraft, Kraft Homeschool