Heritage Academy students in fourth through 12th grades participated in the Association of Christian Schools International District Creative Writing Festival in February.
Participants competed against students at other Christian schools across Maryland and the Washington, D.C., area.
Awards recently were announced and presented to 38 students at the school west of Hagerstown.
The writing entries were rated as good, excellent and superior. Superior winners will advance to the ACSI Regional Festival. Three students earned this distinction: Michael Donmoyer, 10th grade; Kathleen Kidd, 10th grade; and Caroline Clark, 11th grade. Here are the results from the festival:
Fourth grade - Faith Horst, "My Horses," short story, excellent; Matthew Collins, "The Ice Cave Underwater," short story, excellent; Boomer Baltimore, "Nature Senses," rhymed poetry, excellent; Josie Hartman, "My Baby Brother, Rodney," rhymed poetry, excellent; Bryce Corbett, "Bears," free verse, good; Nicholas Farrow, "Nature," free verse, good.
Fifth grade - Will Faith, "Christmas," free verse, excellent; Chloe Prejean, "Summer," free verse, excellent; Madeline Runkles, "Christmas," free verse, excellent; Anita Williams, "The Woods," free verse, excellent.