CCS eighth grader Kathryn Kielbasinski recently won first place for fiction in the category of “Short Story, Ages 11-14” in the Rebecca Eddy Memorial Writing Contest sponsored by the Canastota Library for her short story “A Step in the Sand.” Kathryn won $25.00, and a certificate of achievement. According to the Madison County Courier, “The contest was organized by Joan and Doug Eddy as a memorial to their daughter, Rebecca Eddy, a local Canastota woman who died at a young age in an automobile accident. Ms. Eddy was a graduate of Canastota High School as well as a graduate of John Hopkins University. She was an athlete, an artist, a thespian and a scholar. “Eddy felt a passion towards writing and also towards her community. Joan and Doug Eddy were on hand to congratulate the winners and to encourage them to continue writing,” the article continues. Other contest entrants from Mrs. Everard’s class were Andrew Ryan, Kaitlyn Puffer, Leah Rossiter, Jackie Gamlen, Justin Gagnon, Allison Raymond, Meg Seeley, and Courtney Holt. Each received a certificate of participation and a gift for entering.
In the back row on the far left are Cazenovia’s Andrew Ryan and Allison Raymond.