At a March 19 assembly, Islesboro Central School honored the winners of the school’s 11th annual Creative Writing Contest for grades 6-12. Community members, writers and contest judges honored winning entries by reading them aloud.

The contest’s goal is to encourage students to value the art of written expression through positive feedback and recognition from their peers and teachers for excellence in writing.

At the middle school level, the winning prose piece, “Cheating,” was written by Olivia Boucher. Poetry winners included Les Smith, third place, for “Ode to Gilbert;” Roxanne Pendleton, third place for “My Cat Sassafras;” Skylar Olson, second place for “The Knife’s Edge;” and Olivia Boucher, first place for “Beauty.”

Among the high school winners were Nick Porter, third place prose for “Pain of the Dream,” Ryan Gorham, second place prose for “Truth,” and Natasha Nelson, first place prose for “Awash With Light.” The winning poetry piece was written by T.L. Tutor, titled “See The Sights.”