Once again, Lowville Academy Middle School applauds sixth graders for their outstanding writing. Anna Exford and Kyra Reali placed first and second place respectively at the sixth-grade level of the 2017 Annual Greater Thousand’s Literacy Council Young Writers’ Contest. The annual contest required students to write about a theme: If I were invisible I would…and why. Nine school districts from the region participated in the competition. Winners were selected at each grade level, kindergarten through twelfth grade.
Anna is a gifted writer who has the ability to succinctly articulate her ideas. She has a way of capturing people and the world from a surprising perspective. Anna uses sentence structures to create engaging stories like musicians use notes to play different tunes. We are proud of her hard work.
Kyra, too, is a gifted writer with a distinctive voice, revealing bits of her soul with each story she tells. She uses words to take readers on an engaging journey beyond their imaginations. Kyra, aspires to be a published author, a dream that will very likely become reality. We are proud of her dedication to writing.
Participants, winners, and teachers are invited to attend a celebratory author’s reading at Case Middle School in Watertown on April 11, 2017. First place winners will participate in an author’s reading. During the celebration, the participants will receive ribbons and gifts.
Anna's journey was not easy. There were 24 participants in the Spelling Bee at Lowville Academy Middle School on Friday, February 10, 2017. Anna competed against many gifted speller, including Colden Pyke (grade 7, #7), our 2015 spelling bee winner who represented Lowville Academy at the 2016 regional competitions. Anna claimed victory after 13 nail-biting rounds of back-to-back battles between her and Deon Rollock (grade 8, #18), becoming the Lowville Middle School champion speller on round 21. We are proud of all the sixth through eighth grade participants who worked extremely hard to participate, and in the process, make our school shine.