Junior Orange Bowl honors young writers at Books & Books
Three eighth-grade writers were honored recently at the annual Junior Orange Bowl Creative Writing Contest awards ceremony at Books & Books in Coral Gables.
First-place winner was Sophie Ruiz from South Miami Middle School, followed by Connor Cunningham from Palmetto Middle School and Audrey Barba, also from South Miami Middle School.
The three winners and their teachers were awarded medals at the Jan. 5 ceremony by Dr. Lawrence Feldman of the Miami-Dade School Board. The theme of the contest was “How Can I Help Build a Better Community?”
“It was truly a shining moment to see the winning students and teachers receive medals from Dr. Feldman,” said Connie Goodman-Milone, creative writing chair for the Junior Orange Bowl.
This year’s winners were chosen from over 200 entries from students across Miami-Dade County. Each year the Junior Orange Bowl Creative Writing Committee invites all eighth-grade Miami-Dade students to submit an essay on a specific theme.