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16th Annual Short Story Contest Winners Announced

Annual Short Story Contest Celebrates its "Sweet Sixteen"Youth Winner, Noah Sletten

For the most recent winners of VCWC's annual short story contest, the 16th year was definitely sweet. On January 12, 2016, the winners were announced and honored, with family and guests in attendance. Those who placed in the contest read their stories, and honorable mentions gave visitors a taste of their stories. And what birthday party would be complete without cake?

The winners are:

Youth: The New Generation by Noah Sletten



First Place: Coming Clean by Lee Wade

Second Place: Beyond Measure by Karen Gorback

Third Place: Slaying Dragons by Barbara Piszczek



Barbara Piszczek and Karen Gorback


Honorable Mentions

Stuck Together by Louisa Angeli

The Mother Lode by David Panaro

Going Home by Glenn Rowe

Sound and Motion, Motion and Sound by William Stermer

Contest chair Shelba Cole-Robison emceed the evening, assisted in the certificate presentations by President Rhonda Noda. Cole-Robison announced that after three years of chairing the Short Story and Poetry Contests, she would be stepping down at the end of this year's Poetry Contest.  Thank you, Shelba, for all your hard work!

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