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Student Writing Contest

Discover Your Call of the Wild - A Writing Contest for Students

Jack London lived a life of adventure by traveling the world and writing about his exciting experiences. Some of his best stories described the survival of the fittest man or beast in harsh environments. Students in grades 4 through 12 had the chance to write like Jack London and discover their own Call of the Wild. Students entering the contest wrote an original short story about an animal, an adventure, or a quest. Each written entry was judged on originality of thought and creative use of language by a panel of teachers and literary scholars. Winners in each age category received a cash prize and will have their stories posted here on the Jack London Park website (coming soon). See our winner's photo gallery above!

We would like to extend our congratulations to Joe Walsh, Herbert Slater Middle School teacher who had 2 of the winning students, Roberto Navarro and Kayla Del Rosario. See him standing with his student Bobbie Navarro above.

And the Winners Are...

 Elementary School Winners

1st Place:  “Bennet” by Will Schuler, Grade 5, The Presentation School in Sonoma, CA

2nd Place:  “Wind Storm” by Sophie Broderick, Grade 5, John Swett Elementary School in Martinez, CA

3rd Place:  “The Life of a Compy” by Julian Bal, Grade 5, The Cove School in Corte Madera, CA


Middle School Winners

1st Place:  “The Meadow of Hope” by Kayla Del Rosario, Grade 7, Herbert Slater Middle School in Santa Rosa, CA

2nd Place:  “Sharktooth Necklace” by Vivian Cormany, Grade 7, Adele Harrison Middle School in Sonoma, CA

3rd Place tie:  “Home” by Roberto Navarro, Grade 7, Herbert Slater Middle School in Santa Rosa, CA and

    “His World” by Audrey Halloran, Grade 6, Home schooled in Sonoma, CA


High School Winner

1st Place:  “They Sparkled, Red and Gold” by Athena Sullins, Grade 10, Analy High School, Sebastopol, CA


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