Robert Keller, 13, isan eighth-grader at Western Heights Middle School. He owns three cats and wishes he had a dog.
Christine Brugh, 13, attends Northern Middle School. She likes to read edgy fiction.
Fedora Copley, 14, is a home-schooler living in Hagerstown. She likes to read and write, and understand how life works.
Matt Newton, 16, is a student at Washington County Technical High School. He's an avid Metallica and Transformers fan.
Lydia Hadfield, 15, of Jefferson, Md., enjoys biking, hiking, reading and writing poetry. She is home-schooled.Brianne Kirkpatrick, 18, is a senior at Greencastle-Antrim High School. Her poetry explores her reactions to her personal life and to the events of the world.
Sarah Johnston, 16, is a junior at North Hagerstown High School. Besides writing, Sarah's favorite pastime is playing video games with friends.