Three Madera 5th Graders in Top 10 – Northern California Writing Contest [el cerrito patch article]

From left teacher Mary Timar and fifth-graders Joonah Park,
Jennifer Mast and Abigail Ilan. Photo by Aaron Ilan

When the top 10 winners of a Northern California creative-writing contest for fifth graders took the stage in San Francisco Wednesday night, three of them were from El Cerrito’s Madera Elementary School.

The Northern California “Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest,” now in its 10th year, challenged fifth graders to write essays or poems on the theme, “Why I Am Glad America Is a Nation of Immigrants.”

The champion writers from Madera were Abigail Ilan in second place, Jennifer Mast in eighth place and Joonah Park in ninth place – all taught by fifth grade teacher Mary Timar.

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