Tuesday, April 1, 2014

D'Aquila Wins State Writing Contest

Thomas D'Aquila
Sophomore Thomas D’Aquila was selected as the 2014 alternate winner for the State of Nebraska in the Letters About Literature national writing contest.  The contest asks students to write a personal letter to the author of a book they have read, reflecting on the impact of that book on their own life or way of thinking.  Thomas’s letter to Art Spiegelman about the graphic novel “Maus” was selected from hundreds of letters across the State of Nebraska as the winner for the high school level of the contest.  In recognition of this honor, Thomas has been invited to attend the Governor's Proclamation Signing in Lincoln, and his name will be included in the official National Library Week Proclamation for Nebraska.  Thomas’s letter will now go on to the national competition, where it will be read by a panel of judges at the Library of Congress.  More information about the contest and a list of past winners can be found at http://centerforthebook.nebraska.gov/programs/LAL.html.

Governor Heineman & Thomas D'Aquila