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Student Writing Selected for Publication on Award-Winning Website

Student Writing Selected for Publication on Award-Winning Website

(L-R) Front row: Ava Hatcher, Caroline Lopez, Ellie Poindexter, Lola Ashinger, Clare Hunter. Second row: Jillian Teeters, Shannon Renner, Elizabeth Bonnell, Lauren Barrett. Third row: Zach McClorey

A few Mariemont Junior High School 8th grade students' personal narratives were selected to be published with Amazing-Kids.org in February and April 2016. 

The personal narratives were written in 8th grade language arts classes as part of the project-based learning project "The Power of Story." Students wrote about a person or a time in their life that made a big impact on them personally.  The students were given a choice to share the narrative with that person, write a reflection or submit the narrative to Amazing-Kids.org.  

"This is our first year submitting to this site and we're so proud of how many of the narratives were selected for publication on the site," said Leslie Jordan, Mariemont Junior High teacher. "We are always looking for ways for our kids to share their voice and experiences, and this was a great opportunity for them to do just that." 

Below is the list of students and their selected narratives.

FEBRUARY
Elizabeth Bonnell - “A New Adventure”
Lauren Barrett - "Earning Snickers" 
Lola Ashinger - “Clear Skies”
Ethan Trester  - "My Dad" 
Clare Hunter - “Life’s Endless Thoughts”
Charlotte Coates - "The Fall That Made Me" 
Zach McClorey - ‘The Power of Story”
Shannon Renner - “The Monstrous Red Cast”
Reagan Keiser - "A Very Happy Birthday" 
Ava Hatcher - “Adventures in the Gorge”
Jillian Teeters - “A Glimmer of Hope”
Ellie Poindexter - “My Mission Trip to Haiti”
Caroline Lopez - “Proving Them Wrong”
Deacon McCarley - "My Dad" 
Gabrielle Tollefsen - "A Helping Hand" 
Lucas Wilner - “Life on the Edge”

APRIL
Johnny Carroll - “My First Swim”
Maddie Hartman - “Pitch Fever”
Wesley Adams - “Elementary Friend”
Abbie Kapcar- “Virtuous”
Clare Hunter - “The Power of Story”

MAY
Joe Elkahla - “The Mesmerizing Canyon”
Oliver Peterman - “A Walk in the Woods”
Bryce Kennedy- "Warning Labels" 
Olivia Pullen - "Moving Chairs"

And Bates Gall's “Hayo-Went-HA” will be in the September edition of “Teachable Moments” as will Lola Ashinger's article. 

The Amazing Kids! website is used around the world by educators in their classrooms, as well as educational textbooks publishers who publish our content in their textbooks and other media. The award-winning, kid-created Amazing Kids! online magazine is one of Amazing Kids!’ many educational programs featured on their website. The online publication is known for featuring quality, creative, thoughtful and often thought-provoking written and artistic work written and edited by kids and teens. As a result, the Amazing Kids! website was recently recognized as one of the Top 24 “Great Web Sites for Kids” by the American Library Association specifically in the content area of “writing by kids.”