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Boonsboro High School student a finalist in writing contest

March 31, 2013

BALTIMORE — A Washington County student will be honored as a Maryland finalist April 13 at the CityLit Festival at the Enoch Pratt Free Library for her entry into the Letters About Literature contest.

Boonsboro High School student Elizabeth Longerbeam will be honored for her letter to author April Myers for her book “To Forgive a Stranger.”

The Christine D. Sarbanes Teacher Award, honoring a Maryland teacher who works to promote reading by employing creative teaching methods, will also be presented during the awards ceremony.

Letters About Literature is a state and national writing contest that encourages young readers in grades four to 10 to respond to an author through a letter expressing how that author and book changed their worldview and themselves.

First-place winners on the state level receive a cash award and advance to the national competition in April.

The awards ceremony will take place at the CityLit Festival, planned for Saturday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Enoch Pratt Free Library Wheeler auditorium.

For more information, go to www.lettersaboutliterature.org.

A signature program of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, Letters About Literature is implemented at the state level by the Maryland Center for the Book at the Maryland Humanities Council.

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