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Letters About Literature

A national reading-writing contest for grades 4 - 12.

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Leah Kuehn
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(207) 773-5051

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Past Awards

201620152014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 |2009 | 2008

2016

Level I (grades 4-6)

First Place: Austen Turner, Bangor, wrote about Mouseheart
Second Place: Samantha Erb, Bangor, wrote about Wonder
Honorable Mention: *Name Withheld by Request*, Edgecombe, wrote about Lawn Boy

Semifinalists:
Leila Bannon, Brunswick, wrote about I Am Malala
Katie Blouin, Greene, wrote about The Crossover
Kaeleigh Bowen, Bangor, wrote about Stargirl
Grace Carlson, Dover-Foxcroft, wrote about Almost Home
Audrey Day, Windham, wrote about A Wrinkle in Time
Autumn Estabrook, Greene, wrote about Wonder
Maren Cooper, Westport Island, wrote about The House Above the Trees
Ella Tran Izenour, Southwest Harbor, wrote about True…. Sort Of
*Name Withheld by Request*, Edgecombe, wrote about The Thing About Jellyfish
*Name Withheld by Request*, Edgecombe, wrote about Wonder
*Name Withheld by Request*, Edgecombe, wrote about The Thing About Jellyfish
*Name Withheld by Request*, Greene, wrote to about A Pocketful of Kisses
Kaia Wirth, Kennebunk, about Counting By Sevens
Aili Wood, Greene, about Half A World Away

Level II (grades 7-8)

First Place: Jeffrey David Fosgate, East Waterboro, wrote about The Hypnotiser
Second Place: Seraphina Gillman, Seal Harbor, wrote about The Graveyard Book
Honorable Mention: Emma Gallant, Windham, wrote about Peter Pan

Semifinalists:
*Name Withheld by Request*, Wells, wrote about The Road Not Taken
Hannah Batchelder, Glenburn, wrote about The Fault in Our Stars
Piper Charron, Southwest Harbor, wrote about The Book Thief
*Name Witheld by Request* Hartland, wrote about A Child Called It
Bryan Zachary Frost, Newburgh, wrote about the American Patriot’s Almanac.
*Name Withheld by Request*, Auburn, wrote about Thirteen Reasons Why
Sarah Gass, Hampden, wrote about Number the Stars
Brooke Keenan, Windham, wrote about Counting By Sevens
David Kelley, Hampden, wrote about Heat
Austria Morehouse, Mt. Desert Island, wrote about The Time Machine
*Name Withheld by Request*, Hampden, wrote about Matched
Estrella Rogers, Windham, wrote about A Work in Progress
Helen Vaughan, Cape Elizabeth, wrote about The Book Theif
Savanah Wilder, Wells, wrote about It’s Kind of a Funny Story
Mary Isabelle Wisell, Cape Elizabeth, wrote about The Fault in our Stars
Aili Wiseman, Hampden, wrote about Wonder

Level III (grades 9-10) 

First Place: Mei Tan, Bangor, wrote about The Jade Dragon
Second Place: Alexander Nightingale, wrote about Lockdown: Escape from Furnace
Honorable Mention: Sydney Howell, Ludlow, wrote about If I Stay

Semifinalists:
Cora Braunfels, Freeport, wrote about The Book Thief
Carson Fasset, North Yarmouth, wrote about Looking for Alaska
Elora Griswold-Craft, Cumberland, wrote about Heaven is for Real
Jill Rowanne Gough, New Limerick, wrote about Looking for Alaska
Jack Lent, Yarmouth, wrote about War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning
Alex Markonish, Yarmouth, wrote about The Cage
Josh Soucy, Lewiston, wrote about Peak
Alannah Violette, Houlton, wrote about Crank

2015

Level I (grades 4-6)

First Place: Elizabeth (Lacey) Brune, Center for Teaching and Learning, about El Deafo
Second Place: Maxwell White, Hartford Sumner Elementary School, about The Lightning Thief
Honorable Mention: Isabel Kidwell, Mary Snow School, about The Tale of Despereaux

Semifinalists:

Grace Dittmer, Scarborough Middle School, about Coraline

Seraphina Gillman, Mount Desert Elementary, about Orchards

Casey Maddock, Scarborough Middle School, about Awake and Dreaming

Jaidyn Negley, Greene Central School, about Into the Wild

Katie Sanborn, Center for Teaching and Learning, about Always and Forever

Aarav Singh, Mary Snow School, about “Alone” by Maya Angelou

Level II (grades 7-8)

First Place (and National Winner): Gabriel Ferris, Waterville Junior High School, about Steve Jobs
Second Place: Julia Ryan, Scarborough Middle School, about I Am Malala
Honorable Mention: Phoebe Allen, D. Mahoney Middle School, about It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Semifinalists:

Jane Fulton, Frank Harrison Middle School, about Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew

Bennet Gies, Camden Rockport Middle School, about The Closer

Audrey Goessling, Frank Harrison Middle School, about Giraffe and Pelly and Me

Jacob Lewis, William S. Cohen Middle School, about Be Different

Morgan Maddock, Scarborough Middle School, about Letters to God

Tory McGrath, Cape Elizabeth Middle School, about Living History

Lauren Paradise, Lyman Moore Middle School, about The Invention of Wings

Sydney Solomon, Veazie Community School, about Divergent

Madeline Tiner, Saint Domenic Academy, about Catalina Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiner

Abby Vigue, Wells Junior High School, about The Giving Tree

Level III (grades 9-10) 

First Place: Rosemary Wood, Gorham High School, about Perks of Being a Wallflower
Second Place: Madison Stover, Mt. Ararat High School, about The Fault in Our Stars
Honorable Mention: Lumin Phan, Lincoln Academy, about Lolita 

Semifinalists:

Evan Eckel, Lincoln Academy, about 2001: A Space Odyssey

Isabel Halperin, Greely High School, about Burned

Emilee McGillicuddy, Greely High School, about A Long Way Gone

Julianna Preston, Lincoln Academy, about Lord of the Flies

Carly Randsdell, Linoln Academy, about Three Lives

Estelle Reardon, Wells High School, about The Chronicles of Narnia

Anna Sirois, Lincoln Academy, about The Great Gatsby

Emily Wood, Bangor High School, about Howl

2014

Level I (grades 4-6)

First Place Winner: Katie Larson, Grade 6, Center for Teaching and Learning, Edgecomb. ish by Peter Reynolds

Second Place Winner: Sydney Sullivan, Center for Teaching and Learning, Edgecomb.

Honorable Mention: Brielle Biehn, Mary Snow School, Bangor.

Level II (grades 7-8)

First Place Winner: Augusta Stockman, Grade 8, Camden-Rockport Middle School, Camden. Stargirlby Jerry Spinelli

Second Place Winners: Rebecca Cox, Camden-Rockport Middle School, Camden

Level III (grades 9-10)

First Place Winner: Isabel Crane, Grade 11, Watershed School, Camden. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Second Place Winner:Nicole Gebhart, Central Aroostook Junior-Senior High School, Mars Hill

Honorable Mention: Level 3: Jennifer Turner, Bonny Eagle High School, Standish.

Complete List of Semi-Finalists (Listed by School)

Bonny Eagle Middle School, BuxtonMaya Schmidt Hope Elementary School, HopeEvie Bracher
Camden-Rockport Middle School, CamdenGreta Bishop, Elaine Landry, Robyn Walker-Spencer Lynne Moore Middle School, PortlandLauren Paridise
Cape Elizabeth Middle School, Cape ElizabethMyra Diehl, Adeline Hayes, Cullen Sullivan Massabesic Middle School, E. WaterboroBrooke Cox
Center for Teaching and Learning, EdgecombNicco Bartone, Zak Bhe Scarborough Middle School, ScarboroughIvy DiBiase
Center for Teaching and Learning, EdgecombNicco Bartone, Zak Bhe St. Dominic Academy, AuburnJohn Auer
Daniel F. Mahoney Middle School, South PortlandJack Vose-Gimbel Veazie Community School, VeazieSydney Solomon
Frank Harrison Middle School, YarmouthAlexandra Augur, Ashlyn Feeley Wells Junior High School, WellsKiah Holdsworth, Estelle Reardon
Greely Middle School, CumberlandAnnabelle Williams

2013

 Level I (grades 4-6)

First Place Winner: Lauren Paradise, Grade 6, Lyman Moore Middle School, Portland. A Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Second Place Winner: Tristam Sanborn, Grade 6, Center for Teaching and Learning, Edgecomb. All the Broken Pieces by Ann E. Burg

Honorable Mention: Caroline Reed, Grade 6, Veazie Community School, Veazie. Life As We Knew Itby Susan Pfeffer

Sydney Sullivan, Grade 5, Center for Teaching and Learning, Edgecomb. The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

Level II (grades 7-8)

First Place Winner: Emma Sophia Forthofer, Grade 8, Pemetic Elementary School, Southwest Harbor. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Second Place Winners: Saraphina Birtolo, Grade 7, Middle School of the Kennebunks, Kennebunk.Homeless Bird by Gloria Whalen

Tara Carroll, Grade 8, Windham Middle School, Windham. Charlie Howard’s Descent by Mark Doty

Level III (grades 9-10)

Maura Perry, Grade 10, Greely High School, Cumberland. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Second Place Winner: Lena Rich, Grade 9, North Yarmouth Academy, Yarmouth. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

Honorable Mention: Elliot Pressman, Grade 9, Mt. Ararat High School, Topsham. Night by Elie Wiesel

Complete List of Semi-Finalists (Listed by School)

The Brooklin School Ingrid Antonia Peterson, Ava Sealander Lincoln Middle SchoolAnnah Rossvall
Cape Elizabeth Middle SchoolNatalie Gale, Midori Kwan  Lyman Moore Middle SchoolIsabel Hungerford, Lauren Paradise, First Place, Level I
Center for Teaching and LearningAvery Jackson; Tristam Sanborn, Second Place, Level I; Sydney Sullivan, Honorable Mention, Level I  Middle School of the KennebunksSaraphina Birtolo, Second Place, Level II
 Gardiner Regional Middle SchoolNatalie Shea  Mt. Ararat High SchoolSarah Ashey, Mackenzie Dufresne, Elliot Pressman, Honorable Mention, Level III
Greely Middle SchoolJared Merrifield  North Yarmouth AcademySarah Cooper, Elizabeth McIntosh, Acadia Bright, Lena Rich, Second Place, Level III, Emilie Burrill, Emily Taylor
Greely High SchoolBreanna Gari, Maura Perry, First Place, Level III  Pemetic Elementary SchoolEmma Sophia Forthofer
 Green Central SchoolElizabeth Johnson  Se Do Mo Cha Middle SchoolJayden Ferrier, Olivia Wesley
 Greenville Elementary SchoolChristian Trujillov  Veazie Community SchoolJoseph Dagher, Bailey Gifford, Caroline Reed, Honorable Mention, Level I
Hancock Grammar SchoolTrevor Morrison  Waynflete SchoolAlexa Carrington, Quilla Flanagan-Burt
Independent EntryNoelle Shamlianv   Windham Middle SchoolTyra Boucher, Tara Carroll, Second Place, Level II, Samuel Cole, Annie Denbow, Madison Fox
Lewiston Middle SchoolMarlee Anderson, Sarah Daney, Elizabeth McNally

2012

Level I (grades 4-6)

First Place Winner: Leigh Brooks, Grade 6, Brooklin School, Brooklin. Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

Second Place Winner: Abigail Hodgkins, Grade 6, Stepping Stones Montessori, Chelsea. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Honorable Mention: Abigail Carson, Grade 6, Hichborn Middle School, Howland. The Lightning Thiefby Rick Riordan

Annika Schmitt, Grade 4, Dora L. Small School, South Portland. Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes

Level II (grades 7-8)

First Place Winner: Patience Rousseau, Grade 7, Lewiston Middle School, Lewiston. Main Street Series by Ann M. Martin

Second Place Winner: Ingrid Peterson, Grade 7, Brooklin School, Brooklin. Uglies by Scott Westerfield

Honorable Mention: Gracie Griffin, Grade 7, Individual Entry. The Gospel According to Larry by Janet Tashjian

Maria Gregor, Grade 7, Cony High School, Augusta. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Skyla Wickett, Grade 7, Dr. Lewis S. Libby School, Milford. The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Anderson

Level III (grades 9-12)

First Place Winner: Sarah Huber, Grade 10, Scarborough High School, Scarborough. A Corner of the Universe by Ann M. Martin

Second Place Winner: Kiana Benner, Grade 12, Bangor High School, Bangor. Discrimination by Kenneth Rexroth

Noah Paradis, Grade 10, Scarborough High School, Scarborough. Loser by Jerry Spinelli

Complete List of Semi-Finalists (Listed by School)

Bangor High School, BangorKiana Benner, Second Place, Level III Lewiston Middle School, LewistonPatience Rousseau, First Place, Level II
Biddeford Middle School, BiddefordAnna Seiler Longfellow Elementary School, PortlandMargaret Fait Dow
Bonny Eagle Middle School, BuxtonGrace Berks, Annabel Winterberg Mary Snow School, BangorBen Cangelosi, Elinor Hunt
Brooklin School, BrooklinLeigh Brooks, First Place, Level I; Ingrid Peterson, Second Place, Level II Minot Consolidated School, MinotMadeleine Tiner
Camden Rockport Middle School, CamdenZoe Zwecker Mt. Arafat High School, TopshamMolly Roberts, Devyn Vermette
Cape Elizabeth Middle School, Cape ElizabethSam Dresser, Tess Haller, Hazel Pine, Gabby Raymond, Madison Sarka Saco Middle School, SacoAbdullah Karim
Center for Teaching and Learning, EdgecombMadyson Geboskie Scarborough High School, ScarboroughCortney Chadborne, Sarah Huber, First Place, Level III, Ian Morris, Noah Paradis, Second Place, Level III, Mitch Rand
Cony High School, AugustaMaria Gregor, Honorable Mention, Level II Scarborough Middle School, ScarboroughBridget Cange, Marielle Smith
Dora L. Small School, South PortlandAnnika Schmitt, Honorable Mention, Level I Spruce Mountain Middle School, JayCamryn Berry, Caitlyn Rollins, Isabella Whitney
Dr. Lewis S. Libby School, MilfordSkyla Wickett, Honorable Mention, Level II Stepping Stones Montessori, ChelseaAbigail Hodgkins, Second Place, Level I
Greely High School, CumberlandMaura Kaminow, Mykaela Twitchell Tripp Middle School, TurnerIsaiah Banks, Victoria DeCoster
Hichborn Middle School, HowlandAbigail Carson, Honorable Mention, Level I  Veazie Community School, VeazieBrinsley Chasse
Individual EntryGracie Griffin, Honorable Mention, Level II  Wells Junior High School, WellsJacob Dunbar
Jefferson Village School, JeffersonAsiah Wilmot Windham Middle School, WindhamRamona Ervin-Dickson, Kristin Farwell, Katie Skvorak

2011

Level I (grades 4-6)

First Place Winner: Charlie Budd, Grade 5, Mary Snow School, Bangor. Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

Second Place Winner: Reilly LeBlanc, Grade 5, Hollis Elementary, Hollis. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Third Place Winner: Kailey Smith, Grade 6, Leonard Middle School, Old Town. Hoot by Carl Hiassen

Honorable Mention: Andrew Vaillancourt, Grade 6, Leonard Middle School, Old Town. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Level II (grades 7-8)

First Place Winner: Libby O’Brien, Grade 8, Cape Elizabeth Middle School, Cape Elizabeth. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Second Place Winner: Lily Jordan, Grade 8, Cape Elizabeth Middle School, Cape Elizabeth. Webster’s Third New International Dictionary by Noah Webster (Merriam-Webster Inc.)

Third Place Winner: Faith Price, Grade 7, Greely Middle School, Cumberland. The Dumb Bunnies by Dav Pilkey

Honorable Mention: Adam Poitras, Grade 8, Windham Middle School, Windham. Totally Joe by James Howe

Level III (grades 9-12)

First Place Winner: Kirsten Page, Grade 10, Scarborough High School, Scarborough. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

Second Place Winner: Kayleigh Cleary, Grade 12, Scarborough High School, Scarborough. She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb

Third Place Winner: Allison Rowe, Grade 11, Bangor. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

Honorable Mention: Nakita K. Floyd, Grade 11, Noble High School, North Berwick. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

 

Complete List of Semi-Finalists (Listed by School)

Cape Elizabeth Middle School, Cape ElizabethSierra Bates, Eva Brydson, Adeline Hayes, Lily Jordan, Second Place Winner, Level II, Rachel Lockwood, Ford Malter, Libby O’Brien, First Place Winner, Level II Medomak Middle School, WaldoboroAriel Haskins
Camden Rockport Middle School, CamdenTyler Bilodeau Mt. Ararat High School, TopshamEloise Melcher
The Center for Teaching and Learning, EdgecombXander Bartone Noble High School, North BerwickRebecca Eddows; Nakita K. Floyd, Honorable Mention, Level III; Ashley Sheedy
Fairmount School, BangorMcKenna Baker Saco Middle School, SacoAnika Chamberlain
Greely Middle School, CumberlandFaith Price, Third Place Winner, Level II Scarborough High School, ScarboroughKayleigh Cleary, Second Place Winner, Level III; Meghan Lynch; Frances Mahoney; Kirsten Page, First Place Winner, Level III
Harrison Middle School, YarmouthJack Amoroso Mary Snow School, BangorCharlie Budd, First Place Winner, Level I; Devin Hagerty
Hollis Elementary, HollisReilly LeBlanc, Second Place Winner, Level I Tripp Middle School, TurnerLexxie Harris, Ashley Kelley, Bailey Paige St. Pierre
Individual EntriesEmily Bosley, Mibridge; Mary McColley, South Berwick; Zoë Onion, Wells; Allison Rowe, Bangor, Third Place Winner, Level III Turner Elementary School, TurnerChloe Veilleux
Jordan-Small Middle School, RaymondKayla Saunders Waterville Junior High School, WatervilleLydia Roy
Leonard Middle School, Old TownJordan Merchant; Kailey Smith, Third Place Winner, Level I; Andrew Vaillancourt, Honorable Mention, Level I Wells Junior High School, WellsSydney Roy
Lewiston Middle School, LewistonGabrielle Barrett Windham Middle School, WindhamElizabeth Mycock; Adam Poitras, Honorable Mention, Level II
Dr. Lewis S. Libby School, MilfordZachary Allen Gibbins Winslow Junior High School, WinslowKierra Lint, Delaney Wood
Massabesic Middle School, East WaterboroEmma Desrochers

2010

Level I (grades 4-6)

First place winner: Ella Reilich Godino, Grade 5, Ella Lewis School, Steuben. Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

Second Place Winner: Natalie Rogers, Grade 6, Pemetic Elementary School, Southwest Harbor. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

Third Place Winners: Xander Bartone, Grade 5, Center for Teaching and Learning, Edgecomb.Operation Yes by Sara Lewis Holmes

Honorable Mention(s): Eloise Kelly, Grade 6, Center for Teaching and Learning, Edgecomb. Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

Maureen Lavallee, Grade unknown, Cape Elizabeth Middle School, Cape Elizabeth. Three Cups of Teaby Greg Mortenson

Benjamin McKenna, Grade 6, Appleton Village School, Appleton. Warriors: Forest of Secrets Warriors: Forest of Secrets by Erin Hunter

Level II (grades 7-8)

First Place Winner: Caroline George, Grade 7, Bonny Eagle Middle School, Buxton. “Mending Wall” by Robert Frost

Second Place Winners: Diana Tyutyunnyk, Grade unknown, Orono Middle School, Orono. Our Townby Thornton Wilder

Third Place Winner: Jessica Lynn Correale, Grade 8, Hermon Middle School, Hermon. Fly Away Homeby Eve Bunting

Honorable Mention: Erin Jeters, Grade 8, Wagner Middle School, Wagner. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Holly LeBrecque, Grade unknown, Orono Middle School, Orono. Gertrude McFuzz by Dr. Suess

Brendan Venable, Grade 8, Lewiston Middle School, Lewiston. We Beat the Streets by Davis, Jenkins, Hunt & Draper

Level III (grades 9-12)

First Place Winner: Joshua Elwood, Grade 10, Bangor High School, Bangor. Black Box by Julie Schumacher

Second Place Winner: Alicia Eggleston, Grade 10, Mt. Ararat High School, Thompson. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Third Place Winner: Alana Jeralds, Grade 11, Noble High School, North Berwick. Love the One You’re With by Emily Giffin

Honorable Mention: Amelia Mitchell, Grade 9, Waynflete School, Portland. The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Alex Julia Walter, Grade 9, Mt. Ararat High School, Thompson. The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen

 

Complete List of Semi-Finalists (Listed by School)

Appleton Village SchoolBenjamin McKenna, Honorable Mention Hermon Middle SchoolJessica Lynn Correale, Third Place Winner
Bangor High SchoolRachel Clark; Joshua Elwood, First Place Winner Individual EntryReed Foster
Bonny Eagle Middle SchoolCaroline George, First Place Winner Lewiston Middle SchoolNicholas Burpee; Brittany Hutchins; Brendan Venable, Honorable Mention
Camden – Rockport Middle SchoolAdam Throne Livermore Falls Middle SchoolAmanda Castonguay, Danielle Patrick
Cape Elizabeth Middle SchoolCarter Harvey; Maureen Lavallee, Honorable Mention; Jane Vaughan; Harry Wasserman Mt. Ararat High SchoolBrianna Bishop; Alicia Eggleston, Second Place Winner; Caleb Grant; Brittany Labbe; Julia MacDonald; Alex Julia Walter, Honorable Mention; Emma Wood
Center for Teaching and LearningXander Bartone, Third Place Winnner; Tristan Geboski; Abbie Hinchman; Tess Hinchman; Eloise Kelly, Honorable Mention Noble High SchoolAlana Jeralds, Third Place Winner
Ella Lewis SchoolElla Reilich Godino, First Place Winner; Jacob Rizzitano Orono Middle SchoolHolly LaBrecque, Honorable Mention; Emma Peterson; Diana Tyutyunnyk, Second Place Winner
Etna-Dixmont SchoolRosalie Bowman, Neesha Fatmi Pemetic Elementary SchoolNatalie Rogers, Second Place Winner
Greely Middle SchoolJordan Merrifield Wagner Middle SchoolErin Jeter, Honorable Mention
Greene Central SchoolTy Merrill Waterville Junior High SchoolMia Fairman
Gorham Middle SchoolLaura Turner Wells Junior High SchoolCody O’Brien

2009

Level I (grades 4-6)

First place winner: Lucy Sternbach, Grade 6, Camden Rockport Middle School, Cmaden. Rules by Cynthia Lord

Second Place Winner: Tess Hinchman, Grade 6, Center for teaching and Learning, Edgecomb. Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Third Place Winners: Ashley Burr, Grade 6, Appleton Village School, Appleton. Thank You, Mr. Falkerby Patricia Polacco

Jenny Herrman, Grade 6, Scarborough Middle School, Scarborough. Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pies by Jordan Sonnenblick

Level II (grades 7-8)

First Place Winner: Elyce Oliver, Grade 8, Biddeford Middle School, Biddeford. Night by Elie Wiesel

Second Place Winners: Clarice Diebold, Grade 8, Cape Elizabeth Middle School, Cape Elizabeth. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Emily Carter, Grade 7, Scarborough Middle School, Scarborough. That Girl Lucy Moon by Amy Timberlake

Third Place Winner: Blake Huerfano, Grade 8, Waterville Junior High School, Waterville. The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

Honorable Mention: Calvin Butler, Grade 7, Marshwood Middle School, Eliot. Facing the Lion by Joseph Lekuton

Level III (grades 9-12)

First Place Winner: Kenyon Fraser, Grade 9, Oak Hill High School, Wales. Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen

Second Place Winner: Una Huand, Grade 11, Maine School of Science and Mathematics, Limestone.Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Third Place Winner: Nick Moore, Grade 11, Noble High School, North Berwick. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Honorable Mention: Hina Hashmi, Grade 10, Bangor High School, Bangor. The Lives of a Cell by Dr. Lewis Thomas

Caleb Shortt, Grade 10, Bangor High School, Bangor. Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

Nora Willauer, Grade 9, Watershed School, Rockland. The Glass Harmonica by Louise Marley

 

Complete List of Semi-Finalists (Listed by School)

Appleton Village SchoolAshley Burr, third place Livermore Falls Middle SchoolMelissa Woodcock
Bangor High SchoolHina Hashmi, honorable mention; Leila Musavi; Caleb Shortt, honorable mention; Keji Xu Maine School of Science and MathematicsUna Huang, second place
Biddeford Middle SchoolElyce Oliver, first place Mahoney Middle SchoolKeirstan Field
Brewer High SchoolSara Chavari, Jillian Kitchen, Ambureen Rana, Shawn Williams Marshwood Middle SchoolGeorgia Barlow; Calvin Butler, honorable mention
Camden Rockport Middle SchoolLucy Sternbach, first place Noble High SchoolNick Moore, third place
Cape Elizabeth Middle SchoolJane Coffrin; Alex Cooley; Clarice Diebold, second place; Courtney Guerette  Orono Middle SchoolJennie Michaels
Center for Teaching and LearningSamantha Herter; Tess Hinchman, second place; Patrick Jackson; Graydon Nuki  Pemetic Elementary SchoolErin Connery, Mica Sophia Perruzzi
Fairmount SchoolJenna Bishop Penobscot Community SchoolCedar Slagle, Clover Slagle
George E. Jack SchoolAnnabel Winterberg Saco Middle SchoolMyra Boissonneault, Quinn Campbell, Peyton Dill, Mitchell Jacques
Kennebunk High SchoolMolly Eaton Scarborough Middle SchoolOwen Anderson; Emily Carter, second place; Jenny Herrman, third place
Greeley Middle SchoolMikayla Martin Watershed SchoolDevin Fletcher; Brenda Reddy; Nora Wilaver, honorable mention
IndividualLaura Alvarez; Kenyon Fraser, first place; Taren McGray; Peter O’Brien Waterville Junior High SchoolBlake Huerfamo, third place
Lawrence Junior High SchoolJosie Champagne Wells-Ogunquit C. S. D.Dante Fanning
Leavitt Area High SchoolMeagan Maguire Wentworth IntermediateBrielle Hardy
Lewiston Middle SchoolMadeline Blaisdell, Emily Craft, Fatuma Haji, Klass Pruiksma

2008

Level I (grades 4-6)

First place winner: Benjamin McKenna, Grade 4, Appleton Village School, Appleton. The Voyage of the Frog by Gary Paulson

Second Place Winner: Caroline George, Grade 5, H.B. Emery Junior Elementary School, Limington.The Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Sook Nyul Choi

Honorable Mentions: Emi Perkins, Center for Teaching and Learning, Edgecomb. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Emelia Guthrie, Grade 5, Fairmont School, Bangor. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Level II (grades 7-8)

First Place Winner: Dana Vigue, Grade 7, Lawrence Junior High, Fairfield. Meet Kaya by Janet Shaw

Second Place Winner: Asia Steele, Grade 8, Biddeford Middle School, Biddeford. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Honorable Mentions: Vena Johnson, Grade 7, Saco Middle School, Saco. A Corner of the Universe by Anna Martin

Lucy Knowlton, Grade 8, Tripp Middle School, Turner. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

Level III (grades 9-12)

First Place Winner: Michael Weber, Grade 9, Edward Little High School, Auburn. Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez

Second Place Winner: Nate Fairchild, Grade 9, Edward Little High School, Auburn. Night by Elie Wiesel

Honorable Mention: Katherine Cotter, Grade 10, Searsport District High School, Searsport. Twilightby Stephenie Meyer

 

Complete List of Semi-Finalists (Listed by School)

Appleton Village SchoolBenjamin McKenna, First Placec Greene Central SchoolAlli Woodard. Semi-finalist; Brandyn Dagneau. Semi-finalist
Biddeford Middle SchoolAsia Steele, Second Place; Taylor Reuillard, Semi-finalist Harrison Middle SchoolAli Merrill, Semi-finalist; Mitali Desai, Semi-finalist; Sara Costello, Semi-finalist
Beech Hill SchoolHailee Carter, Semi-finalist H.B. Emery Middle SchoolCaroline George, Second Place; Monica Libby, Semi-finalist
Camden Rockport Middle SchoolWill Conover, Semi-finalist Kennebunk High SchoolRachel Magalski, Semi-finalist
Cape Elizabeth Middle SchoolBailey Jensen, Semi-finalist; Charlotte Rutty, Semi-finalist; Ethan DiNinno, Semi-finalist; Julia Hintlian, Semi-finalist Lawrence Junior HighDana Vigue, First Place
Center for Teaching and LearningEmi Perkins, Honorable Mention; Emma Moorhead, Semi-finalist; Hope Logan, Semi-finalist Lincoln Middle SchoolJoseph Knight, Semi-finalist
Columbia Falls Elementary SchoolTaiya Porter, Semi-finalist Lyman MoorePatrick Ball, Semi-finalist
Conners Emerson SchoolRansom Burgess, Semi-finalist Merriconeag Waldorf SchoolSophie Simmons, Semi-finalist
Edward Little High SchoolMichael Weber, First Place; Mitch Adams, Semi-finalists; Myranda Tichy, Semi-finalists; Nate Fairchild, Second Place Saco Middle SchoolJacqueline Parent, Semi-finalist; Jordan Agger, Semi-finalist; Vena Johnson, Honorable Mention
Ella Lewis SchoolEmery Pickering, Semi-finalist Searsport District High SchoolKatherine Cotter, Honorable Mention
Fairmount SchoolEmelia Gutherie, Honorable Mention; Quinn McKay, Semi-finalist Tripp Middle SchoolCassie Griffin, Semi-finalist; Darby Rose, Semi-finalist; Josh Bunker, Semi-finalist; Lucy Knowlton, Honorable Mention
Falmouth Middle SchoolMadison Tierney, Semi-finalist Washburn District High SchoolLindsey Blackstone, Semi-finalist
Greely Middle SchoolCeleste Young, Semi-finalist; Molly Fitzpatrick, Semi-finalist Waterville Junior High SchoolMay Ye, Semi-finalist