Freshman takes second in Arts Council writing contest

Melonie Wright

Melonie Wright

Delavan-Darien High School freshman Melonie Wright received second place and a $200 cash prize in the Walworth County Arts Council’s annual Winning Words writing contest.

The contest is an annual event open to all high school students enrolled in high schools throughout Walworth County.

This is the first time a DDHS student has placed in the contest since 2010, said DDHS English teacher Kelly Dennis.

Melonie will be honored at a special awards dinner Tuesday, June 11, with other award-winners.

Her piece, titled “All Men are Created Equal,” is about Atticus Finch, one of the main character’s in Harper Lee’s timeless novel To Kill a Mockingbird. 

Download and read a copy of her work here.

To learn more about the Walworth County Arts Council, click here.

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