Left to right: Librarian, 1st place winner - Ashley Petry, BWG member Beth Savoie, and librarian.
Today I was proud to be the President of the Bayou Writer’s Group. I met Pat Fox, our publicist, armed with her camera, Beth Savoie, this year’s Young Writers Contest coordinator, and we descended on Sam Houston High school to award Ashley Petry, a junior, 1st place in the 2013 BWG’s Young Writers Contest.
An exciting contest with winners scores only fractions of a point different, the sixteen entries were terrific examples of student writers from the Southwest Louisiana area. Open to public, private and home schooled students, the contest definitely lived up to our creed to Encourage, Educate and Inspire. In Ashley’s honor, BWG also awarded $100.00 in books to her school library.
With smiles all around Beth gave Ashley her 1st place award certificate, but the young junior, also received the award for 3rd place as well. SHH librarians proudly hold the library’s new books.
- Chris Baldauf, BWG President