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Slinger Students Awarded for Great Writing

posted Feb 9, 2017, 4:50 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Abbie Schmidt, Co Editor-in-Chief

Posted February 9th, 2017

Last December, a group of authors worked feverishly to finish editing pieces they wrote to send off to the Scholastic Art and Writing competition. Mr. Walter, a Slinger Middle School Social Studies and English teacher, helped the students to perfect their works. On February 3rd, 2017, this grading scale was released along with the results.

  • Gold Keys are awarded to the top 5-7% of all entries;

  • Silver Keys are awarded to the top 7-10% of all entries;

  • Honorable Mention is awarded to the top 10-15% of all entries.

The Slinger School District can claim responsibility for 13 award winners (10 honorable mentions, 2 silvers, and one gold) throughout six categories!

Flash Fiction

Lucia Breuer, 7th grade (Honorable Mention)

Lukas Schmidt, 7th grade (Honorable Mention)


Abigael Walter, 6th grade (Honorable Mention)

Personal Essay/Memoir

Adam Wojtasiak, 7th grade (Silver)


Abbie Schmidt, 11th grade (Honorable Mention)

Madisyn Wolf, 8th grade (Honorable Mention)

Chloe Schmidt, 10th grade (Silver)

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Katherine Alder, 9th grade (Honorable Mention)

Sarah Labinski, 8th grade (Honorable Mention)

Scarlet Macha, 8th grade (Honorable Mention)

Short Story

Nicole Carlson, 11th grade (Honorable Mention)

Julia Gueller, 12th grade (Honorable Mention) (entered with Mr. Acker of the high school, not Mr. Walter)

Korey Alder, 11th grade (Gold)

Those who won awards are invited to attend a ceremony at the University of Iowa on March 11th. Korey Alder’s piece will now be judged on a national level. Congratulations authors!