Isabelle Blank of Cary Academy in Cary and Kathryn Hargrove of Holly Springs High School were recently recognized as the Wade Edwards Foundation & Learning Lab’s 2014 Short Fiction Contest winners.
Isabelle will receive a $5,000 scholarship and the English Department at Cary Academy will receive a $2,000 gift.
In second place, winning a $2,000 scholarship is Drew Finley. Drew attends Charlotte Country Day School in Charlotte.
Kathryn Hargrove of Holly Springs High came in third place, winning a $1,000 scholarship.
The Wade Edwards Short Fiction Scholarship Award is given annually to three North Carolina high school juniors who submit the most outstanding piece of original short fiction. The competition rewards excellence in creative writing and encourages the contemplation of virtues associated with Wade Edwards: humility, strength of convictions, loyalty, honor, charity, determination, the value of family, and the obligations of friendship and community.