Something to write home about in St. Rose contest _lowres

Photo provided by St. Rose Elementary -- St. Rose Elementary School winners in the Louisiana Writes! youth writing contest are, from left, Bradley Hubbard, Saniya Abbas and Connor Finell.

Each year volunteer Louisiana teachers with the National Writing Project gather to judge nearly 1,000 entries in the areas of English or French fiction, nonfiction or poetry in the Louisiana Writes! contest.

The contest is open to all students in Louisiana schools. The finalists are judged by Louisiana authors.

St. Rose Elementary School had four winners in the contest. Winners are Bradley Hubbard, second place nonfiction and first-place fiction; Saniya Abbas, second-place fiction; and Connor Finell, third-place nonfiction.