Past Awards

 

Top Honors 2015

Level I (Grades 4 through 6)
Andy D., Grade 6, Wellesley, wrote to Jerry Spinelli about Jake and Lily

Level II (Grades 7 through 8)
Isabelle T., Grade 7, Marblehead, wrote to Rick Riordan about The Red Pyramid

Level III (Grades 9 through 12)
Tara P., Grade 12, Revere, wrote to Malcolm X about The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Elizabeth W., Grade 12, Northborough, wrote to Jack Prelutsky about “The Moth”

Top Honors 2014

Level I (Grades 4 through 6)
Becky M., Grade 6, Wellesley, wrote to Dr. Seuss about One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish  **NATIONAL WINNER

Level II (Grades 7 through 8)
Layla N., Grade 7, Worcester, wrote to Markus Zusak about The Book Thief

Level III (Grades 9 through 12)
Sally Y., Grade 12, East Longmeadow, wrote to Markus Zusak about I Am the Messenger

Top Honors 2013

Level I (Grades 4 through 6)
Dalton V., Grade 6, Hingham, wrote to Jerry Spinelli about Stargirl  *National Honorable Mention

Level II (Grades 7 through 8)
Rebecca H., Grade 8, Sharon, wrote to John Green about The Fault in Our Stars

Level III (Grades 9 through 12)
Matt H., Grade 10, Harwich Port, wrote to Harper Lee about To Kill a Mockingbird

Top Honors 2012

Level I (Grades 4 through 6)
Mira P., Grade 4, Middleton, wrote to Rick Riordan about The Lightning Thief

Level II (Grades 7 through 8)
Javon T., Grade 8, Cambridge, wrote to Rick Riordan about The Lightning Thief

Level III (Grades 9 through 12)
Annie S., Grade 10, Boston, wrote to Elie Wiesel about Night

Top Honors 2011

Level I (Grades 4 through 6)
Maryam S., Grade 6, Shrewsbury, wrote to Jerry Spinelli about Maniac McGee  **NATIONAL WINNER

Level II (Grades 7 through 8)
Shane G., Grade 8, Methuen,  wrote to Dustin Pedroia about Born to Play

Level III (Grades 9 through 12)
Marcus C., Grade 12, Pittsfield, wrote to Shel Silverstein about The Giving Tree

Top Honors 2010

Level I (Grades 4 through 6)
Eliana K., Grade 6, Needham, wrote to Anne Frank about The Diary of a Young Girl

Level II (Grades 7 through 8)
Saed S., Grade 7, Shrewsbury, wrote to Elizabeth George Speare about The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Level III (Grades 9 through 12)
Nicole S., Grade 12, Northborough, wrote to J.D. Salinger about The Catcher in the Rye

Top Honors 2009

Level I (Grades 4 through 6)
Dianne L., Grade 5, Newton, wrote to Trenton Lee Stewart about The Mysterious Benedict Society

Level II (Grades 7 through 8)
Sara B., Grade 8, Hampden, wrote to Anne Frank about The Diary of Anne Frank

Level III (Grades 9 through 12)
Kelly C., Grade 10, Harwich, wrote to James Frey about A Million Little Pieces

Top Honors 2008

Level I (Grades 4 through 6)
Michael H., Grade 5, East Longmeadow, wrote to Greg Mortenson about Three Cups of Tea  *National Honorable Mention

Level II (Grades 7 through 8)
Ja-Lene S., Grade 8, Somerville, wrote to Sharon Draper about Copper Sun

Level III (Grades 9 through 12)
Ryan H., Grade 11, Marblehead, wrote to Jodi Picoult about Nineteen Minutes  *National Honorable Mention

Top Honors 2007

Level I (Grades 4 through 6)
Madison S., Grade 5, Marlboro, wrote to E. L. Konigsburg about From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Level II (Grades 7 through 8)
Adriano L., Grade 8, Boston, wrote to Louis Sachar about Holes

Level III (Grades 9 through 12)
Ali U., Grade 11, Millers Falls, wrote to L.M. Montgomery about Anne of Green Gables

Top Honors 2006

Level I (Grades 4 through 6)
Bruno A., Grade 6, Brockton, wrote to David Pelzer about A Child Called It

Level II (Grades 7 through 8)
Janelle G., Grade 7, Salisbury, wrote to Elie Wiesel about Night

Level III (Grades 9 through 12)
Jessenia G., Grade 11, Worcester, wrote to Sandra Cisneros about Woman Hollering Creek

Top Honors 2005

Level I (Grades 4 through 6)
Karlee S., Grade 5, Ayer, wrote to Shel Silverstein about “The Voice”

Level II (Grades 7 through 8)
Katharine H., Grade 8, Melrose, wrote to Frances Hodgson Burnett about The Secret Garden

Level III (Grades 9 through 12)
Karen W., Grade 12, wrote to Katherine Mansfield about Miss Brill

Top Honors 2004

Level I (Grades 4 through 6)
Brya S. G., Grade 5, Bolton, wrote to Anne McCaffrey about Dragonflight

Level II (Grades 7 through 8)
Emily L., Grade 7, Holliston, wrote to Andrew Clements about The School Story

Level III (Grades 9 through 12)
Gregory T., Grade 10, Westminster, wrote to Valerie Tripp about Kit Learns a Lesson  **NATIONAL WINNER

Top Honors 2003

Level I (Grades 4 through 6)
Taylor S., Grade 6, Framingham, wrote to Emily Bronte about Jane Eyre

Level II (Grades 7 through 8)
Andrea N., Grade 8, Melrose, wrote to John Hersey about Hiroshima

Level III (Grades 9 through 12)
Kate P., Grade 9, East Harwich, wrote to Cynthia Voigt about Dicey’s Song  *National Honorable Mention

Top Honors 2002

Level I (Grades 4 through 7)
Lauren T., Grade 7, Worcester, wrote to Douglas Wood about Grandad’s Prayers of the Earth

Level II (Grades 8 through 12)
Jamie L. B., Grade 10, Harwich, wrote to Sara Shandler about Ophelia Speaks

Top Honors 2001

Level I (Grades 4 through 7)
Alison P., Grade 7, North Brookfield, wrote to Katherine Paterson about Bridge to Terabithia

Level II (Grades 8 through 12)
Zoe P., Grade 8, Newton, wrote to James Hurst about The Scarlet Ibis
Jane P., Grade 11, Waltham, wrote to Andrew Marvell about “To His Coy Mistress”

 

 

 

 

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