Mars students bring home awards from English Festival competitions

May 1, 2019 Cranberry Living

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Mars Middle School students competed in the 2018 Youngstown State University English Festival last month.

ADAMS TWP — Several Mars Middle School students participated in the 2019 Youngstown State University English Festival, held April 11 and 12.

Seventh-grader Lillian Wolf earned third place in the limericks contest. Eighth-grader Danielle Snyman took sixth place; eighth-grader Naiya Patel, ninth place; and seventh-grader Kaden Gratton, an honorable mention in the impromptu writing contest.

Eighth-grader Frances Huffman received and honorable mention in the journalism contest. In the writing games contest, the team that included eighth-grader Madeline Wolf and seventh-grader Cecelia Crowley earned an honorable mention.

In the not-so-Trivial Pursuit contest, eighth-grader Madeline Wolf and seventh-grader Declan Abbey were members of the second place team and seventh-grader Addison Girdwood was a member of third place team.

Other participants were eighth-graders Piper Empey, Ava Lockette, Zachary Long, Megan McSwain, Madelyn Ostapchenko, Willow Starkey, Jeremy Stevenson and Molly Suppo; and seventh-graders Declan Abbey, Brooke Franklin, Adam Julian, Kylie Lavelle, Emma MacDonald and Brian Yurek.

The annual event, open to students in grades seven to 12, welcomes thousands of students from schools in Butler, Mercer and Lawrence counties as well as several Ohio counties and is meant to promote and cultivate reading and writing.

For more information, contact Sue Pizer, librarian/media specialist, at 724-625-3145 or visit

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