May 27, 2009, Covenant High School student authors read their four winning short stories and one poem and received their monetary prices at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA.
In the Our Own Words thirteenth annual teen writing contest, 816 regional contestants competing for twelve high school prizes in the Our Own Words teen writing contest, five were won by Covenant High School students, pictured at left with English teacher Mr. Douglas Bond (and a peek at the magnificent Paul Fritz organ behind). Congratulations, gentlemen!
First Place ($100) in 9-10 grade fiction writing: Joel Kim (10)
First Place ($100) in 11-12 grade poetry writing: Nate Shelden (11)
First Place ($100) in 11-12 grade fiction writing: Tommy Slack (12)
Second Place ($75) in 11-12 grade fiction writing: Nate Shelden (11)
Third Place ($50) in 11-12 grade fiction writing: Will Firch (12)