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The Center for the Book at New Hampshire State Library

For Immediate Release
Contact: Mary Russell, 603-271-2866, mary.russell@dcr.nh.gov
For Immediate Release: April 14, 2014

‘Letters About Literature’ New Hampshire Semi-finalists Have Been Selected


The Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library has announced semi-finalists for the 2014 Letters about Literature competition.

This year, forty-seven semi-finalist letters were selected out of 560 letters received from New Hampshire students. Winning letters from three categories - upper elementary, middle school, and high school students - will be selected and announced at the end of April. The Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library will award $100 to each first place winner. State winners will advance to the national competition.

Letters About Literature is a reading and writing promotion program of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, and coordinated in New Hampshire by the Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library. To enter, young readers wrote a personal letter to an author explaining how his or her work changed their view of the world or themselves. Readers selected authors from any genre: fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic. The contest theme encouraged young readers to explore their personal response to a book and then express that response in a creative, original way.

Congratulations to all the 2014 Letters About Literature New Hampshire semi-finalists!

  • Adam Cataldo, North Haverhill
  • Adam Hamel, Milford
  • Andrew McNeil, Milford
  • Anna Meldrum, Milford
  • Arya Patel, Nashua
  • Cameron Magari, Meriden
  • Caroline Fischer, Nashua
  • Chiara Cross, Brookline
  • Chris Cashman, Exeter
  • Claire Emily Reynolds, Nashua
  • Cynthia Kectic, Rindge
  • Dylan Shedd, Dunbarton
  • Elizabeth Hunter, Bow
  • Elizabeth Jones, Meriden
  • Ella French, Rindge
  • Erica Kneeland, Exeter
  • Erin Farley, Exeter
  • Gavin McGough, Meriden
  • Hannah Cloonen, Pembroke
  • Justin Carbone, Exeter
  • Kylie Greska, Milford
  • Lindsay Kendall Anikis, Meriden
  • Luke M. Sandmann, Meriden
  • Madison Bailey, Pembroke
  • Marley Mailloux, Hampstead
  • Matthew Stollstorff, Exeter
  • Megan Hutar, Durham
  • Rebecca Durham, Milford
  • Riley Matthews, Milford
  • Robert S. Cornett, Milford
  • Ryan Fischer, Nashua
  • Salina Chadbourne, Pembroke
  • Sierah Miles, Milford
  • Sydnie Breton, Pembroke
  • Thomas M. Herner, Milford
  • Timothy Bilik, Milford
  • Timothy Faulkner, Exeter
  • Tristan Thompson, Exeter
  • Tyler Boudreau, Exeter

Please note that in addition to the students listed here, there were eight additional; students honored as semi-finalists who had not given us permission to announce their names as of today.

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