2021 Virginia Frank Writing Contest Winners

Friends of the Omaha Public Library honored the following 12 students in grades 5-8 for writing one of the top three entries for their grade levels the 2021 Virginia Frank Memorial Writing Contest. This year, 540 total submissions were submitted to the annual contest, making these students' wins all the more noteworthy!

5th Grade

  1. The Baby-Zoomer’s Club: Claudia Conquers Coronavirus, opens a new window by Beatrix Gabrial Gallagher, Swanson Elementary School
  2. Aslan's Apprentice, opens a new window by Emma Zakaras, Trinity Classical Academy
  3. Ginny's Diary, opens a new window by Karen Lichtenberg, Mary Our Queen Catholic School

6th Grade

  1. Chimera, opens a new window by Lydia Harlow, Millard North Middle School
  2. Look Back: Esther's Story, opens a new window by Niharika Kandari, Elkhorn Grandview Middle School
  3. The Grinch Steals Halloween, opens a new window by Kairi Kennedy, Nathan Hale Magnet Middle School

7th Grade

  1. Run Fast, Be Safe, and Live Free, opens a new window by Lizzie Swanson, Westside Middle School
  2. Tool of the Mind, opens a new window by Hayden Blaney, St. James/Seton Catholic School
  3. The Artificial Longing of the Thunderhead, opens a new window by Erica Zhang, Elkhorn Grandview Middle School

8th Grade

  1. The Dress, opens a new window by Lydia Cahill, Papillion Middle School
  2. Saying Hello, opens a new window by Sage Moore, Millard Central Middle School
  3. Let the Angel Drum, opens a new window by Ella Wever, Elkhorn Ridge Middle School
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