STUDENTS from the Center for Teaching and Learning in Edgecomb won a number of scholastic writing awards in a recent competition. They’ll be honored Friday along with other winners at the University of Southern Maine. Standing from left, are Nancie Atwell, grade 7-8 humanities teacher, Lilly Richardson, Abraham Steinberger and Xander Bartone; in the chair, Eloise Kelly and Gabrielle Nuki; and sitting, Josephine Cotton, Samantha Herter, Morganne Elkins, Emily Sanborn and Avery Genus.

STUDENTS from the Center for Teaching and Learning in Edgecomb won a number of scholastic writing awards in a recent competition. They’ll be honored Friday along with other winners at the University of Southern Maine. Standing from left, are Nancie Atwell, grade 7-8 humanities teacher, Lilly Richardson, Abraham Steinberger and Xander Bartone; in the chair, Eloise Kelly and Gabrielle Nuki; and sitting, Josephine Cotton, Samantha Herter, Morganne Elkins, Emily Sanborn and Avery Genus.

EDGECOMB — The Maine Region of the Scholastic Writing Competition has named 10 middle-school students from the Center for Teaching and Learning as recipients of its 2012 awards for excellence in writing.

Many of the students won multiple prizes for submissions in different genres. They are Xander Bartone of Bath ( poetry and personal essay), Josephine Cotton of Bremen (poetry), Morganne Elkins of Edgecomb ( personal essay, fiction and poetry), Avery Genus of Edgecomb ( poetry), Samantha Herter of Brunswick (fiction, personal essay, science fiction and poetry), Eloise Kelly of Alna (poetry), Gabrielle Nuki of Brunswick ( personal essay and poetry), Lilly Richardson of Whitefield ( poetry and fiction), Emily Sanborn of Alna (poetry), and Abraham Steinberger of Nobleboro (poetry).

The work of two of the students, Gold Key winners Samantha Herter and Morganne Elkins, has been submitted for judging at the national level; in addition, Elkins is a candidate for the prestigious American Voices Award, according to a release from the school.

The writers and their teacher, Nancie Atwell, will be among those honored at a reception at the University of Southern Maine, sponsor of the state level of the Scholastic competition, on Friday.

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