Creative Writing Contest Elementary
Austin, Texas, 5/12/2011- FosterQuan, LLP, with the assistance of the American Immigration Council (AIC), is proud to announce the winners of the fourth annual Austin area “Celebrate America” Creative Writing Contest. This national competition asks area fifth graders to compose a written work on the theme: “Why I Am Glad America is a Nation of Immigrants.”
The top three essayists, all 5th grade students at Clayton Elementary, are as follows: Avery Oh (first place), Lindsey Cottle (second place) and Pranathi Bingi (third place).
As the first place winner, Ms. Oh’s essay was entered in the American Immigration Council’s regional competition. Winners from the regional competition have been entered in the National Contest where they will compete with entries submitted by students in AIC-sponsored Creative Writing Contests from around the country.
The Austin area received 207 entries from eight Austin area schools. The entries were screened first by members of the FosterQuan, LLP Creative Writing team and then by a panel of judges from the community, including two Texas District Judges, writers and broadcasters from National Public Radio and KXAN News (NBC affiliate), as well as administrators from the International Student & Scholar Services at the University of Texas at Austin.
Our Austin winners were honored at a Naturalization Ceremony at Austin Delco Activity Center on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. The Contest winners were presented with their awards, and had the opportunity to read their winning entries in front of 984 new U.S. citizens from 105 different countries taking the oath of citizenship before District Judge Lee Yeakel.
The FosterQuan Creative Writing team also honored Joslin Elementary, who won the participation award for a second year in a row with a 100 percent submission rate.
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