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TREASURE COAST -- Excellence in writing earned first and second-place high school seniors two-year scholarships to Indian River State College and top honors in the College's annual Creative Writing Contest.
Saint Edward's Upper School seniors and Vero Beach residents, Caroline Petty and Elliot Jaffe, were the first and second-place winners. Caroline Petty received first place for her play, "Colorless Meaning;" and Elliot Jaffe received second place for his poem, "?."
Port St. Lucie resident, Joseph Sabbagh, a senior at Port St. Lucie High School, received third place in the contest for his short story, "The Pain of Loss."
Junior winners were Cody Walker, Okeechobee High School, first place for poetry; Danese Williams, Fort Pierce Central High School, second place for "Moments;" and Joseph Cain, Sebastian River High School, third place for "Through the Eyes of a Hero."
Sophomore winners were Ryan Tedders, Okeechobee High School, first place for a short story; Jamie Wade, Lincoln Park Academy, second place for "Seeds of Anxiety;" and Karina Sotolongo, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, third place for "Our Silent Friends."
Freshman winners were Nishanth Chalasani, Saint Edward's School, first place for poetry; Kyle R. Owen, Lincoln Park Academy, second place for poetry; and Valerie Burke, Saint Edward's School, third place for poetry.
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