Woodbridge High School excels in VHSL Creative Writing Contest
Posted on 05/16/2019
WSHS Creative Writing Students, Cathy Hailey, and Heather Abney with the First place trophy for the VHSL Creative Writing Contest

In high school creative writing courses, students study the practice of producing poems, stories, and essays. The Virginia High School League’s (VHSL) creative writing contest gives students a chance to submit their work for adjudication against their peers around the state. Woodbridge High School’s creative writing students earned three awards in this year’s VHSL Creative Writing Contest:

  • In the Poetry category “Letter to Abuela” by Yareli Sosa took first place;
  • In the Essay category, “Lights in the Night” by Anthony Marovelli received an honorable mention;
  • Led by creative writing teacher, Cathy Hailey, Woodbridge High School’s entire group of submissions earned first place in the overall Folder category.

The VHSL rates student-produced work based on a point system of the students’ submissions. All submitted creative writing pieces are evaluated; the very best earn first through third place, or honorable mention awards.

Congratulations to these PWCS winners!