Language Arts Festival held recently

OUTSTANDING AUTHORS–These students from area schools were awarded outstanding ribbons and invited to read the story they entered into the Language Arts Festival on Nov. 26. They are: in front: Declan Legendre, Lucy Kuehn, Emma Eckart, Kelton Schnepel, Adriana Vause, Reaghan Tallman, Ellie Hahn and Jack Rabe; in the middle: Amelia Cheek, Dyllan Koudela, Claire Deterding, Helen Hess, Adeline Buchheit and Johnny McClellan; in back: Ethan Hahn, Kylie Deterding and Cosette Woods.

The 36th Annual Red Bud Community Language Arts Festival was held on Nov. 26 at Red Bud Elementary School.

Kindergarten through eighth grade students from RBES, St. John’s Lutheran, St. John’s the Baptist Catholic and Trinity Lutheran Schools submitted a total of 250 stories this year. The books were judged by the teachers and outstanding, first place and participant winners were awarded the night of the festival.

Outstanding winners were asked to read a portion of their story during the festival program. All outstanding and first place winners were put into a drawing for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Jeda Friess from RBES won the gift card to Amazon and several other students received attendance prizes of McDonald’s gift cards.

For more from the Language Arts Festival, please see this week’s print edition.