2013 High School Essay Competition Winners Announced

Posted on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 by »

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness received over 50 entries to their 2013 edition of their annual essay competition for high school seniors from Bonner, Sanders and Lincoln Counties. A cash award and certificate were awarded to student writers from Troy, Libby, Thompson Falls and Noxon, Montana, high schools; as well as Sandpoint, Clark Fork and Lake Pend Oreille High Schools in Idaho.

The winners were Alex Walt, Thompson Falls (best overall); Alexandra Kremes, Sandpoint; Brandon Piazzola, Noxon; Makayla Cichosz-King, Libby; Kieri McCommas, Lake Pend Oreille High; Cassidy Smith, Clark Fork; and Michaela Curry, Troy. Analisa Armbruster of Sandpoint received an honorable mention.

Read all the winning essays in out Blog. You will find links to the winning essays here.

About The Author:

Sandy Compton has been program coordinator for Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness since 2009. He is also a storyteller and author of both fiction and non-fiction books, and the publisher at bluecreekpress.com.

In addition to his other duties, he runs the FSPW All Star Trail Team (www.scotchmanpeaks.org/trails), which works on Forest Service trails in the Scotchman Peaks. He is a trail surveyor as well, and a C-Certified Crosscut Bucker/Feller and USFS National Saw Policy OHLEC instructor.

Sandy grew up on a small farm/woodlot at the south end of the proposed wilderness and lives there still. He is also board member of the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance and a planning team member for the Northern Rockies Wilderness Skills Institute.

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