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2021 Winners
Leopold's 11th Annual Creative Writing Challenge

Live Oak Public Libraries appreciates the amazing collaboration with Leopold’s Ice Cream to make this challenge possible every year!  We also thank the dedicated teachers and parents who advocate for this project and the students who share their creativity. Creative writing develops writing skills, cognitive skills, and demonstrates to youth the power of persuasion that words can have.

“For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it,
if only we’re brave enough to be it.”

Amanda Gorman, National Youth Poet Laureate


Grades K – 2

1st Place: “My Family and Friends” by Amay Reddy, Kindergarten, Godley Station School

2nd Place: “Love and Friendship” by Carson Stack , 1st grade, Hesse Elementary School

Grades 3 – 5

1st Place: “Friends and Family Are My Crew” by Kasey Rodgers, 5th grade, Heard Elementary School

2nd Place: “Family and Friends” by Joy Hall, 5th grade, Haven Elementary School

Grades 6 – 8

1st Place: “The Ultimate Gift”  by Hudson Miller, 7th grade, Esther F. Garrison School of the Arts

2nd Place: “The Woods” by Ethan Crowe, 6th grade, Veritas Academy

Grades 9 – 12

1st Place: “Friends and Family” by Julian Wells Deveaux,  9th grade, Homeschooled

2nd Place: “The Sayings” by Krystell Sanchez Romero, 12th grade, Sol C. Johnson High School




All winners will be contacted by Leopold's.