More than 108 winners and finalists, including a Washington County student, are to be honored Saturday at the Letters about Literature 2008 Awards Ceremony in Baltimore.
Elementary, middle and high school students from across Maryland, along with their parents and teachers, will gather at Enoch Pratt Free Library for the ceremony, which will take place during the CityLit Festival.
John Strauss of Emma K. Doub School in Hagerstown was a Level One finalist for his letter to Franklin W. Dixon, author of "The Mystery of the Missing Chums."
There were 1,069 entries from Maryland for the 2008 contest.
A signature program of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, the Letters about Literature contest encourages students in grades four through 12 to read, be inspired and write back to the author who has somehow changed their view of the world or themselves.