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November 19, 2015 - 1 comment(s)

Christmas Carol Writing Contest: See How They Grow!

This year, we have TWO previous grand prize winners in Great Lakes Theater’s annual “A Christmas Carol” Writing Contest!

The Christmas Carol Writing Contest is a literacy program open to all Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) students in grades six, seven and eight. Every year since 1989 students participate by writing original stories, songs and poems inspired by the timeless themes in Dickens classic tale.

Donovan Reed (Whitney M. Young Talented & Gift Academy, 7th Grade) was a 2014 winner. Donovan’s  entry this year, The Misbehaved Christmas, introduces an intolerable boy named Jack, who has never known the consequences of his selfish actions.

Brenda Gomez (Douglas MacArthur Girl’s Leadership Academy, 8th Grade) was a 2013 winner. With this year’s entry, The Winter Storm, Brenda spins a fantastic story where Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by a girl with burning green eyes.

These two and the other four of this year’s grand prize winning stories will be read by GLT’s “A Christmas Carol” acting company members for broadcast on WCPN’s “Sound of Applause” hosted by Dee Perry on Monday, December 7 at 2:00 PM and 10:00 PM. Listen in to 90.3 FM ideastream or!

Please join Great Lakes Theater in congratulating all six grand prize winning entries of Great Lakes Theater's 27th annual A Christmas Carol Writing Contest:
Eighth Grade:
Nayeli Cruz (Scranton K-8 School)
Brenda Gomez (Douglas MacArthur Girls' Leadership Academy)
Seventh Grade:
Alana Johns (Douglas MacArthur Girls' Leadership Academy)
Donovan Reed (Whitney M. Young Gifted & Talented Leadership Academy)
Sixth Grade:
Shakee-Ra Durham (Newton D. Baker School of Arts)
Dean Iannaggi (Riverside K-8 School)

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Nina - 4 years ago

Congrats Donovan for winning again. You have been my friend for three years and i did see you grow! Though i am sad I did not get the chance of winning this year, it is great to see someone from my school be able to win such a high honor. I am very proud of you and so is everyone else at school. Continuing writing and drawing as you've always had, and that'll get you somewhere. Maybe writing is not my thing, but i'm glad it is someone else's. Again congrats and keep doing what you are doing!

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