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Project Green Goes Prose Writing Contest Winners

The four winners of this fall's Project Green Goes Prose student writing competition were acknowledged at a brief ceremony on Wednesday, November 14, and each received a Patagonia backpack as a prize.

The competition focused on promoting sustainability initiatives on the Island, and the student leaders of Project Green and the Writing Initiatives faculty announced the winners last week.

"We were pleased with the student participation and impressed with the quality of the writing in the competition," remarked English teacher Sally Knight, who is director of Writing Initiatives at Loomis Chaffee.

The competition challenged entrants to write a one-page creative essay about a special place outdoors at Loomis. Entries were read and judged by Project Green leaders senior Mark Valadez and junior Lilith Yu and Writing Initiatives faculty Jessica Hsieh '08 and Sally.

Project Green, the student-led organization concerned with the environment and sustainability at Loomis, plans to team up with Writing Initiatives faculty again in the spring to present a poetry-writing event in recognition of Earth Week and Poetry Month in April.

Connect below to read the winning student submissions for Project Green Goes Prose, and visit the Writing Initiatives page of the Loomis Chaffee website for more about writing on the Island.

Winning Writers:

Gold: Junior Julia Hoffman

Silver:Juniors Eleanor Peters and Jean Shin

Bronze:Senior Fiza Malik