NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Department of English, Foreign Languages and Cultural Studies organized two writing contests for youngsters this spring. A St. Patrick’s Day writing contest for junior high students throughout Natchitoches Parish took place in March followed by an Easter writing and coloring contest for kindergardeners-third graders and fourth-fifth graders in April.
St. Pat’s winners were all NSU Middle Lab Schools students. They were Alison Key, first place; Sienna Henderson, second place, and Nevaeh Silk, third place. Best in School winners were Cameron Jordan, Marthaville; Keegan Schaan, Provencal; Piper Down, Fairview-Alpha; Kelis Edmonson, Natchitoches Junior High, and Zaine Choate, Goldonna.
Easter writing and coloring winners in kindergarten-third grade were Audrey Rachal, NSU Elementary Lab, first place; Jasiah Grayson, Goldonna, second place, and Makenzey Bolton, Weaver Elementary, third place. Winners from fourth-fifth grades were Lily Ivy, Provencal, first place; Grace Day, Goldonna, second place, and Brenyn Wilson, NSU Elementary Lab, third place.
Winners received NSU swag bags, presented by Scarlett Vascocu representing the Department. Junior high winners also won free registration to the Department’s Summer Writing Camp.
“The contests are annual and intended to get students excited about NSU and writing,” Vascocu said.
Brenyn Wilson of NSU Elementary Lab won third place in the Easter writing and coloring competition. Scarlett Vascocu represented NSU’s Department of English, Foreign Languages and Cultural Studies in congratulating winners.
Audrey Rachal won first place in the Easter writing and coloring contest hosted by NSU’s Department of English, Foreign Languages and Cultural Studies. Scarlett Vascocu presented the award.
Fairview Alpha teacher Shelly Franks, left, and Scarlett Vascocu, right, congratulated Piper Downs, Best in School winner of the Easter writing and coloring contest presented by NSUs’ Department English Foreign Languages and Cultural Studies.
Goldonna Elementary winners of the Easter writing and coloring contest were Grace Day and Jasiah Grayson. Offering prizes and congratulations were Scarlett Vascocu, left, and teacher Angie Johnson, right.
Zaine Choate of Goldonna Elementary won the St. Patricks’ Day writing contest for junior high students. From left are teacher Angie Johnson, Choate, teacher Gracie Choate and Scarlett Vascocu.
NSU Middle Lab School winners of the St. Patrick’s Day writing contest were, front row from left, Nevaeh Silk, Alison Key, Sienna Henderson and teacher Paula Keppinger. On the back row are Alex Crowell, assistant director, teacher Jennifer Hudson and NSU EFLCS representative Scarlett Vascocu.
Kelis Edmonson was Natchitoches Junior High’s All School Winner of the St. Patrick’s Day writing contest presented by NSU’s Department of English, Foreign Languages and Cultural Studies. From left area teacher Shuydae Hammond, Edmonson, Scarlett Vascocu and Principal Alexa Bernard.
Lily Ivy was Provencal Elementary’s first place winner in the Easter coloring and writing contest presented by NSU’s Department of English, Foreign Languages and Cultural Studies.
Makenzey Bolton of Weaver Elementary was third place winner of the parish-wide Easter writing and coloring contest. From left are Heather Burrell, Bolton and Scarlett Vascocu representing NSU’s Department of English, Foreign Languages and Cultural Studies, contest sponsor.