2023 high school writers’ competition winners

Jadyn Matson. Submitted Photo

Isabel Menna. Submitted Photo

Jada Wood. Submitted Photo

Write on the River and NCW Libraries are happy to announce the three winners of the 12th Annual High School Writers Competition. Jadyn Matson, of Chelan, won first-place for her fiction entry, “At the Edge of the World.” Honorable mentions went to Jada Wood of Cashmere for “Helios” and Isabel Menna of Leavenworth for “Lost Princess Found: A Story of Resurrection.”

The winners will share $200 in cash awards and will be featured readers at Write on the River’s next Four Minutes of Fame open mic event. Learn more about the winners and read their entries at writeontheriver.org.

The competition is open to high school students, including public school, private school, home school, and running start students, in 9th-12th grade. Students must reside in Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant, or Ferry counties.

New York Times best-selling author Chelsea Cain, who visited Wenatchee as a 2011 WOTR conference speaker, founded and continues to sponsor the annual competition.

Write on the River (WOTR) is dedicated to nurturing and inspiring local writers, whether in fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. WOTR supports traditional and indie publishing and local sharing of the written word. Learn more or become a member at www.writeontheriver.org.

NCW Libraries’ mission is to connect the people of North Central Washington to vital resources and opportunities that foster individual growth and strengthen communities. To learn more about NCW Libraries and find your local library location visit www.ncwlibraries.org.


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