Destrehan students receive writing awards _lowres

Photo provided by Harry Hurst Middle School—Louisiana Writes winners from Harry Hurst Middle School include, from left, Leann Hovis, Sean Simoneaux and Jacob Carter.

Two students from Harry Hurst Middle School in Destrehan took first-place awards in the Louisiana Writes youth writing contest, judged by volunteer teachers representing the National Writing Project. Three others came in second in their categories.

First-place winners were Madisyn Arnold, now a student at Destrehan High School, for “Trips to Texas,” in the category of seventh- and eighth-grade nonfiction; and Jacob Carter for “First Deer,” in the category of fifth- and sixth-grade nonfiction.

Second-place winners were Judah Wolf, now a student at Destrehan High School, for “Scuba Diving in Destin,” in the category of seventh- and eighth-grade nonfiction; Sean Simoneaux for “Break Free,” in the category of fifth- and sixth-grade fiction; and Leeann Hovis for “I Miss You,” in the category of fifth- and sixth-grade nonfiction.