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Students write to authors

Students from Galata, Bozeman and Hysham captured top honors in this year’s Montana Letters About Literature writing contest. Judges selected the winning entries from 334 submissions statewide in three separate age categories.

Letters About Literature is a reading and writing promotion program of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and is sponsored at the state level by Humanities Montana and the Montana Center for the Book.

To enter, young readers write personal letters to authors explaining how their work changed their views of the world or themselves. Readers selected authors from any genre.

The state winners are:

Grades 4-6: Caitlyn Harbin from Galata wrote to Susan E. Harris, author of “The United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship.”

Grades 7-8: Clara Stroh from Bozeman wrote to Theodore Taylor, author of “The Bomb.”

Grades 9-10: Shiloh Skillen-Robison from Hysham wrote to Stanley Gordon West, author of “Blind Your Ponies.”

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