Tawny Roberts won second place in the Colorado Council of the International Reading Association's (CCIRA) annual Young Writers' Award contest. Tawny's short story, "Grandma Susie," was selected from entries submitted in the upper primary third and fourth grade writers' category.
She was honored at the Young Writers' luncheon held in conjunction with the organization's state conference in Denver on Saturday, Feb. 9. Tawny is a fourth grade student at Hotchkiss K-8 in Hotchkiss.
The Colorado Council of the International Reading Association is a professional organization of educators and community members dedicated to the promotion and advancement of literacy. Members of CCIRA encourage lifelong habits in literacy and an appreciation of the value of reading and writing. One purpose of CCIRA is to recognize and honor achievements in literacy.
The Young Writers' Awards are given to students in Colorado, first through 12th grades, who show exemplary skills as authors through short stories with rich content, ideas, organization and word choice. A first-, second- and third-place winner is selected in five different grade-level categories.blog comments powered by Disqus