The Anne Arundel County Reading Council recognized 54 students for their talents as storytellers, poets and essayists, including a number from the Crofton and Gambrills area.
The council received more than 1,000 entries.
The 22 first- and second-place entries will go on to be judged at the state level.
Anne Arundel County will honor the high school writers at a reception on Feb. 21, and the younger writers will be honored in April.
Here is a list of the county winners by grade:
- Erin McCulloch, Four Seasons Elementary, Second Place short story
- Anagha Chundury, Crofton Meadows Elementary, First Place poetry
- Camden Buckley, Four Seasons Elementary, Second Place poetry
- Chris Cooley, Crofton Middle, Second Place poetry
- Rachel Heller, Crofton Middle, First Place short story
- Catherine Sigler, Crofton Middle, Third Place poetry
- Catherine Supko, Arundel Middle, Third Place short story
For the full list of honorees, check out Anne Arundel Patch.