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August 19, 2011 > Writing Contest Winners

Writing Contest Winners

Submitted By Art Carey

Three talented students from elementary, middle and high schools in Fremont and Union City have received awards in the first Young Writers Contest sponsored by Fremont Area Writers, a branch of the California Writers Club.

Prizes of $25 and certificates of recognition went to Harneet Dhillon of Parkmont Elementary School in Fremont, Chitra Jagannathan of Union City and Jennifer Hall of Chinese Christian School in Fremont.

In addition, Chitra Jagannathan was awarded the grand prize of $50.

Students were asked to write about why they liked or disliked living in Fremont, Newark or Union City. All entries - fiction or nonfiction - reflected satisfaction in living in the Tri-City area. Writers cited the cultural diversity and attractions such as Lake Elizabeth, Union Landing and the Niles Canyon Railroad.

Winners had the opportunity to read their entries at Paddy's Coffee House in Union City, where the awards were made.

"All of us at the Fremont branch of the California Writers Club are proud of our contest winners and future writers," said Richard Scott, president of Fremont Area Writers. "We look forward to being able to say 'we were there when they started their writing careers!"

Fremont Area Writers meets from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month in Room 204 at DeVry University, 6600 Dumbarton Circle in Fremont.

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