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The Indiana Center for the Book is pleased to announce the results of the 2006 Letters about Literature competition, from a combined field of almost 700 entries across Indiana.

Semifinalists:

From this field of 700 entries, judges chose 81 letters of special merit as semifinalists for the state of Indiana. Of these 81 semifinalists, 34 were for Level I, 26 for Level II, and 21 for Level III.

Arcadia 1 Decatur 2 Marion 2
Avon 5 Dunkirk 1 Martinsville 1
Battle Ground 2 Farmersburg 1 Nappanee 1
Bloomington 1 Fort Wayne 2 Rochester 7
Carmel 12 Goshen 2 Shoals 2
Churubusco 1 Greenwood 3 Spencer 2
Cicero 2 Indianapolis 8 Valparaiso 1
Columbus 2 LaGrange 5 West Lafayette 6
Crawfordsville 4 Ligonier 2 Wheatfield 3

 

Winners:

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

Level I (Grades 4-6)

  1. Megan Dyer, Bloomington
  2. Myranda Bauman, Decatur
  3. Tonya Summerlin, Avon

Level II (Grades 7-8)

  1. Sunny Huang, Carmel
  2. Brooke Truax, Coal City
  3. Samantha Coffman, Coal City

Level III (Grades 9-12)

  1. Dakota Risner, Rochester
  2. James Caraher, Crawfordsville
  3. Sarah Freymiller, Nappanee

First place winners received $100 and a Target GiftCard. Second place winners received $75. Third place winners received $50. All winners also received plaques and personalized bookmarks at a special ceremony at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis on April 29, 2006.