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In the schools: Students succeed in MAC writing contest

Lily Fahnestock

Reese Satori

From staff reports

PARK HILLS — One current and one former Ste. Genevieve High School student were recognized as winners for their submissions in Mineral Area College’s creative writing contest.

Juniors Lily Fahnestock and Reese Satori both wrote and submitted a literary piece for the Mineral Area Council of the Arts’ (MACOA) second annual writing contest.

The theme was Freedom, open to two groups: high school students from 10th through 12th grade — and adults.

Submissions could be entered in one of three categories: poetry, essay and short story. 

Entries were judged anonymously by both authors and educators in the fields of English and communications.

Fahnestock and Satori were both invited to attend a creative writing workshop on Oct. 23 at the MAC Fine Art Gallery. The two students read aloud their pieces. 

Both students received cash prize and certificate, and their entries will be published on the MACOA website:

FCCLA attends conference

Members of the Ste. Genevieve High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders (FCCLA) attended the Region VI conference in Cape Girardeau.

At the meeting, students networked with members from chapters across Missouri’s Region 6, and learned of new opportunities available as FCCLA members.

The group also raised more than $340 to donate to the Southeast Missouri Violence Council, and the same amount to the Women’s Safe House based in Cape Girardeau.

FFCLA members include: Drew Newman, Tessa Wright, Hannah Ahrens, Carlie Smith, Kristen Wittu, Lana Kemper, Sophie Vogt, Trey Bloom, Alyssa Whitener, Natalie St. Clair and Elaina Schemel.