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The Indiana Center for the Book is pleased to announce the results of the 2005 Letters about Literature competition, from a combined field of over 1,000 entries across Indiana.

Semifinalists:

From this field of 1,000 entries, judges chose 83 letters of special merit as semifinalists for the state of Indiana. Of these 83 semifinalists, 20 were for Level I, 40 for Level II, and 23 for Level III.

Arcadia 3 Evansville 3 Kokomo 2 Peru 1
Braunsburg 1 Fishers 1 Lafayette 2 Petersburg 1
Brookville 1 Fort Wayne 1 Lake Village 1 Shoals 3
Cambridge City 3 Franklin 1 Lizton 3 South Bend 1
Carmel 7 French Lick 1 Martinsville 1 Speedway 1
Charlestown 4 Goshen 1 Middlebury 3 Valparaiso 4
Crawfordsville 6 Greenwood 4 Muncie 1 West Lafayette 2
Ellettsville 1 Indianapolis 14 Munster 3 Westfield 2

 

Winners:

From these semifinalist letters, judges chose 9 letters as the winners for Indiana.

Level I (Grades 4-6)

  1. Logan Rassel, Valparaiso
  2. Mackenzie Rosenberger, Brookville
  3. Nandita Chittajallu, Indianapolis

Level II (Grades 7-8)

  1. Christina Goggin, Cambridge City
  2. Lynsey Sell, Valparaiso
  3. Liz Wyman, Carmel

Level III (Grades 9-12)

  1. Shannon O'Halloran, Muncie
  2. John M. Kelsey, Crawfordsville
  3. Sarah Howland, Crawfordsville

First place winners received $100 and a Target GiftCard. Second place winners received $75. Third place winners received $50. All winners also received plaques at a special ceremony at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis in April 2005.