WriteNow!

Students in grades 9-12 in the Northeast Metro Area are invited to enter original writing in WriteNow!, the annual high school writing contest sponsored by White Bear Center for the Arts. All entries must be submitted electronically. Information for WriteNow! 2020 will be released in fall 2019.

WriteNow! 2019 was supported in part by the Greater White Bear Lake Community Foundation

2019 Award Winners

Poetry (Judges – Mary Kolles, MaryAnn Moenck, Anne Picard)

Grades 9/10

Grades 11/12

Short Story (Judges – Michael Blumer, Maiya Grath, Brian Lutterman)

Grades 9/10

Grades 11/12

Persuasive Essay (Judges – Julie Lundgren, Mark Nicklawske, Anne Swanson)

Grades 9/10

Grades 11/12

Creative Non-Fiction (Judges – Mary Jane LaVigne, Sara Marie Moore, Steve Simmons)

Grades 9/10

Grades 11/12

  • Award of Excellence:  Madeline Lamwers – “Alone”
  • Award of Merit:  Sabrina Brown – “My Anxiety: A Timeline”
  • Honorable Mention:  Ava Schimnowski – “First Job”

Thank you to coordinating teachers:

  • Christine Alexander, Mounds View
  • Tiffany Dittrich, White Bear Lake North Campus
  • Jackie Halverson, Mahtomedi
  • Rachel Steil, Stillwater
  • Kelley Ungerecht, Forest Lake
  • Joshua Lane & Jennifer Kirkham, White Bear Lake South Campus
  • John Forestell, White Bear Lake Area Learning Center

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