2019 Fort Collins Reads Essay Contest

On the evening of Thursday, November 7, Fort Collins Reads recognized the winners of our 2019 PSD essay contest.  This year’s topic was, “Tell a Story About What Makes Your Family Unique.”  Shawna Jackson’s creative writing students at Front Range Community College were the judges, and this year an audience of 50 met in the West Conference Room at the college.

Read the winning essays below!

Valentino Suarez

Hannah Moffett

Casey McCormac

Hadar Frank

Amanda Harmon

Natalie Anderson

2018 Fort Collins Reads Essay Contest

Six middle school winners of the 2018 Fort Collins Reads essay contest were honored on the evening of Tuesday, October 23 at the Harmony Library at FrontRange Community College. This years essay topic was:

TELL A STORY ABOUT A TIME IN YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU HAD TO OVERCOME AN OBSTACLE AND START OVER TO FIND SUCCESS.

Front Range Community College instructor Shawna Jackson Van’s creative writing students judged the essays, and about 40 family members, friends, and judges helped celebrate the excellent writing of these students. Click on their names below to read their work!

Sofia Michelle Fastabend

Daniel Siemers

Layla Mahmoud

Olivia Redmon

Bodhi Klein-Ames

Zoe Glenn

2018 PSD Essay Contest Photos

About the Essay Contest

Each year, Fort Collins reads involves students from Poudre School District and Front Range Community College in our annual essay contest. Each year, Fort Collins Reads leverages the selected novel’s subject matter as a writing prompt for personal essays, submitted by PSD students. Contributions are judged by a panel of FRCC students based on style, structure and how well the material addresses the prompt.