First place on the elementary school level went to Noelle Bailey; second place to Frank Urrutia; and third place to Evan Csech. All are second-graders at Apricot Valley Elementary School.
On the secondary level, Tomas Virgen took first place, Cynthia Boening second and Alex Jones third. All three are eighth-graders at Creekside Middle School.
The young writers received certificates of recognition and Barnes & Noble Booksellers gift cards of $25 for first place, $15 for second place and $10 for third place.
Their writing was submitted to the Apricot Fiesta Prose and Poetry Contest.