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Islip student-writing published in national anthology

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The writings of eight Islip Middle School students , have been published in the Young Writers Anthology.

The students, who are now ninth graders at Islip High School, wrote original mini-sagas of suspense while in Steven Taff’s eighth grade English class last spring. Inspired by the “hunted theme” presented by the SOS Sagas writing contest, their tales were designed to make the readers’ hearts race and the hairs on the backs of their neck stand up. Juliana Conlon, Isabella Field, Aliannah Madriz, Nicole Matute, Riley O’Malley, Jacob Petelin, Lauren Wade and Jake Urban wrote such tension-filled stories they were selected to be published in the Young Writers Anthology. The students’ “Hunted” collection of stories can be checked out in the Islip Middle School Library.

According to Young Writers, the SOS Sagas writing contest encourages middle school and high school students to write tales of suspense in just 100 words, using one of eight story starters. The purpose of the contest is to inspire students to write, as well as to nurture creativity and showcase talent.

The Islip School District congratulates the students on this outstanding accomplishment.