On Saturday, March 19th, 11 youth and their instructors from 4 communities traveled to Stuart to participate in the Youth Writing Festival sponsored by the Nebraska Writing Project. Communities represented in the festival were Stuart, Valentine, Lynch, and Wausa.
Students were able to attend sessions presented by Kendra Vanderbeek, Melissa Pilakowski, and Brian Mohr. Following the sessions, participants enjoyed a sack lunch and then headed out for a writing marathon around the town of Stuart led by Jan Knispel. Upon completion, students returned to the school to publish their writing from the day.
The Nebraska Writing Project prides itself on the philosophy of teachers and students writing together. This was a shining example of that philosophy in action.