Students feted by Kansas Authors Club judges

From left: Emersyn Funk, fourth-grade daughter of Jeff and Carisa Funk.
From left: Emersyn Funk, fourth-grade daughter of Jeff and Carisa Funk.
Four Hillsboro students were feted Oct. 4 by the Kansas Authors Club during the organization’s annual convention and writing conference in Wichita. The four girls submitted literary entries for a writing contest that may appear in a book printed for the KAC by Mennonite Press in Newton. The girls are (from left): Emersyn Funk, fourth-grade daughter of Jeff and Carisa Funk, who received third place for a nonfiction piece titled “My Gluten-Free Life;” Abigail Driggers, seventh-grade daughter of Brent and Jamie Driggers, who wrote a poem titled “Kite”; MaryElena Heyen, fifth-grade daughter of Bruce and Janelle Heyen, who received honorable mention for a fiction piece titled “The Crystal Tears”; and Jessi Dalke, fifth-grade daughter of Dale and Jana Dalke, who received honorable mention for a nonfiction piece titled “Little Blue Penguins.”

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