Two Peninsula School District students received awards for their artwork in the 27th annual Our Own Expressions Teen Writing and Art Contest presented by the Pierce County Library System May 20.
Abigayel Hone of Key Peninsula Middle School won second place for her photograph, “The Power of Sunsets.”
Maya Holmes of Kopachuck Middle School won second place for her short story, “Give Us Hope.”
More than 740 Pierce County public, private and home-schooled teen artists from grades seven through 12 competed in the contest. The Pierce County Library Foundation awarded the winners with prizes worth up to $150.
All entries were subject to a double-blind judging process. Library staff judges first reviewed anonymized entries. The finalists moved on to a second round of professional judging.
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