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Taylor school celebrates a decade of creative writing

Student authors event returns for the first time since pandemic began.

Residents, parents, and teachers enjoyed an afternoon of youth creativity at Taylor Elementary yestersay, celebrating their 10th annual Meet the Authors event.

It’s the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began that it's been able to be held, with students gathering in the school’s gymnasium to read their best poems, short stories, and prose.

Classes from Grades 1 to 5 took part, with their creative works being collected into small books that will be printed and published through the school.

School District 60 Superintendent Stephen Petrucci said the event is a good way to encourage students to write and stay engaged in creative pursuits.

“The nice thing about becoming an author, even though it’s self-published, is that it raises that level of interests for the students, they become more engaged because they know they’re going to be published,” he said.

Tom Summer, Alaska Highway News, Local Journalism Initiative.

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