Caroline’s award winning poem I Am A Flower

School of Saint Mary eighth grader Caroline earned third place in a recent Bishop Kelley High School creative writing contest. Here is her entry. I am a flower. Showing off my beautiful petals. Singing for bees to drink my nectar. I tickle the ankles of people around me. I bend in the wind. I dance in the rain. But when the cold comes, I go to sleep to wait for spring. I am a flower.

Katie Musshafen’s first place short story: The Ghosts of the Pueblo Revolt

School of Saint Mary eighth grader Katie Musshafen earned first place in a recent Bishop Kelley High School creative writing contest. Here is her entry. The Ghosts of The Pueblo Revolt     Chloe Davis pulled into the driveway of her great-great-great grandfather’s cabin. She needed a place to stay just for one night. She cut the engine and sat in her car for a while. She opened the door and stepped onto the overgrown grass. Her golden blonde hair bounced Read More …

Braedon Gehring’s essay on the Benefits of Technology

School of Saint Mary eighth grader Braedon Gehring earned second place in a recent Bishop Kelley High School creative writing contest. Here is his entry. Technology in Our Lives Technology grabs us and pulls us in, but it also expands us and allows us to do things that we as humans were once unable to fathom. Technology may seem like a curse to some, but when we look at the big picture we can see just how much of a Read More …

Katie Musshafen’s third place essay on Technology

School of Saint Mary eighth grader Katie Musshafen earned third place in a recent Bishop Kelley High School creative writing contest. Here is her entry. How Technology Hinders Society     According to the website TechCrunch, the addition of meditation apps available to the public has greatly expanded from 2014 to 2018 because people in today’s society are constantly focused on technology that they need to take a step back to focus on themselves. Technology hurts the bond between families and Read More …

Ellie Rocco’s first place essay on medical technology

School of Saint Mary eighth grader Ellie Rocco earned first place in a recent Bishop Kelley High School creative writing contest. Here is her entry. Sitting in St. Jude Children Research Hospital, after being diagnosed with cancer, a patient’s life will be changed forever. But because of technology, the medical field can not only provide better care, but patients are able communicate with family and friends during treatment. Oncologists, doctors specializing in cancer, at Saint Jude are able to provide Read More …

Hanna Do’s “The Withered Forest” takes second place at BK Creative Writing Contest

The Withered Forest “Revenge may be wicked, but it’s natural.” -William Makepeace Thackeray     We were just a couple of normal teens playing in the woods surrounding our small town, but then a wildfire ignited, and he saved us. He lost his life, protecting us. Protecting me. At least, that’s what I wanted to believe…     5 years later…     That night, I dreamt the same nightmare I did every year on that day, but this time was different. I Read More …