And the 2017 YAFF winners are...

The 2017 Young Authors Fiction Festival culminated with a celebration event on Friday 2 June 2017 at the American Library in Paris. Over 300 people attended the celebration event, including the young author finalists, parents and teachers. Each finalist was awarded a certificate. YAFF celebration booklets were printed with the full stories of all the 1st to 5th place winners. Honorable Mention stories are also listed along with their authors. Each celebration booklet is available for 15 euros each.

This year we received 500 entries, our biggest intake ever, from more than 25 schools, homeschooling programs and writing classes located in and around Paris. The Library thanks the 60 judges who participated this year, as well as the wonderful YAFF 2017 committee, comprised of Library staff members and volunteers, who took care of all of the details along the way. The 2017 YAFF committee includes Brooke Burns, Heather Bryant, Lauriane Labourel, David Lawrence, Pauline Lemasson, Kirsty McCulloch Reid, and Jan Smith. Special thanks also goes to Tiyamike Phiri and Poeli Bojorquez for the design and layout of the celebration booklet and to director Charles Trueheart for his support and guidance.

The American Library in Paris is proud to be the organizer of the Young Authors Fiction Festival. The Fiction Festival aims to strengthen community among English-speakers in the Paris area through the art and craft of storytelling. The Festival is open to all students ages 5 to 18 in the greater Paris area who write in English.

We look forward to YAFF 2018, so until then...Happy Writing!

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CP / 1st Grade
1st: A Nature Adventure with Ruby List by Aliyah Dunsmore
2nd: Tim and His Velociraptor by Adam Shema
3rd: The Magic Plum by Lily Accioly Menezes
4th: Sun and Star by Margot Leandri
5th: Bee and the Tiger by Yuki Kizu
Honorable Mention
The Scary Day by Asher Lambert

CE1 / 2nd Grade
1st: Little Octopus and the Christmas by Matias Kuosmanen 
2nd: The Boy Who Became the Guardian of Mont St. Michel by Eduard Toma
3rd: Dream World by Reese Rasmussen
4th: The Adventures of Cabbage by Ava Apkarian
5th: The Attack of the Bad Bread Slices by Aaron Dussaucy
Honorable Mention
The Stork by Mathis Coupinot

CE2 / 3rd Grade
1st: The King's Delegate by Edward Bassey-Holmes 
2nd: The Adventure in North Korea by Maria Guilia Larchinese
3rd: Vampires and Vampettes by Chiara Guy Fabiani
4th: John the Weird by Emilien Kofoed
5th: How Henry and the Cheetah Travelled the World by Lucien Tétard

CM1 / 4th Grade
1st: The Path by Perle Hannoyer
2nd: The Case of the Sugar Theft in Cookieville by Charles Lucas
3rd: The Dragon, the Witch, and the Kids by Lily Thébaut
4th: How Heffley Solved His Pyramix by Thomas Ravel
5th: Finding Ariella by Freya Robson
Honorable Mention 
The Quest by Allegra Dorrestein Agam

CM2 / 5th Grade
1st: Ever Altering World by Joana Cabaca
2nd: The Girl That Didn't Pop Her Balloon by Ysé Kofoed
3rd: The Grimm Fiasco by Lucinda Rogers 
4th: Never Say Never by Luisa Peyrusaubes 
5th: The Talking Cheeseburger by Aidan Brennan
Honorable Mention
Mr. Troll Goes to Disneyland by Arthur Le Moigne

6ème / 6th grade
1st: Breaking Free by Saachi Jain
2nd: Acirema by Miloš Bašic-Lyngaas  
3rd: The Birthday Wish by Parker Burgio 
4th: To Kill a Monster by Jillian Naylor
5th: Christmas Tree by Julie Schnoebelen
Honorable Mention
Feather Boy by Ava Monahan

5ème / 7th grade
1st: Johnny? by Aurélie Coop
2nd: Adrenaline by Sophie Brun
3rd: Young Reza's Revolution by Antoine Haghdoust 
4th: Death Can Be Quite Charming by Alba Azzarello
5th: Those Three Words by Caterina Colzi
Honorable Mntion
Space Age by Nectaire Litviakov

4ème / 8th grade
1st: Not Just Another Brick in the Wall by Nirali Jain
2nd: The Flower Market by Juliette Mounier 
3rd: Red River by Ayanna Rhodes
4th: The Diamond Master by Elena Sofia Massacesi
5th: The Are Coming by Victoire Elkaim
Honorable Mention
Graves and Flowers by Madeleine Eyzat

3ème / 9th grade
1st: Pariah by Laure Depaty
2nd: The Last Day by Sarah Cros
3rd: Pink Sparkly Shoes by Stefan Morales 
4th: People Are Strange by David Hannoyer
5th: The Jump by Alexander Gliott
Honorable Mention
The Race of a Lifetime by Theodore McDougall

Seconde / 10th grade
1st: ELI: Choking on Daisies by Zoe Marsaly
2nd: Praise Letter for My Friends by Julia Brahy
3rd: Human Behavior by Veronika Lassi
4th: One Cannot Be a Wordless Wooer by Magali O'Brien
5th: The Moor by Sakia Giraud

Première et Terminale / 11th  and 12th grade
1st: Behind the Glass Wall by Olivine Silier
2nd: Allegro con Fuoco by Lucca Stagno
3rd: The Last Pill by Lenoy Christy
4th: The Potter by Sophie Lemmerman
5th: Sophisticated Lady by Ito Choho
Honorable Mention
Chez Nous by Emilie Shagrin

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And the 2016 YAFF winners are...

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The 2016 Young Authors Fiction Festival culminated with a celebration event on Friday 3 June 2016 at the American Church in Paris. Over 300 people attended the celebration event, including the young author finalists, parents and teachers. Each finalist was awarded a certificate. YAFF celebration booklets were printed with the full stories of all the 1st to 5th place winners. Honorable Mention stories are also listed along with their authors. Each celebration booklet is available for 15 euros each.

This year we received 420 entries, our biggest intake ever, from more than 25 schools, homeschooling programs and writing classes located in and around Paris. The Library thanks the forty-four judges participated this year, as well as the small but active YAFF 2016 committee who took care of all of the details along the way. The 2016 YAFF committee include Brooke Burns, Eric Hengesbaugh, David Lawrence, Pauline Lemasson, Celeste Rhoads, Jan Smith. Special thanks also goes to Petra Zehner for the design of the celebration booklet and to director Charles Trueheart for his support and guidance.

The American Library in Paris is proud to be the organizer of the Young Authors Fiction Festival. The Fiction Festival aims to strengthen community among English-speakers in the Paris area through the art and craft of storytelling. The Festival is open to all students ages 5 to 18 in the greater Paris area who write in English.

We look forward to YAFF 2017, so until then...Happy Writing!

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CP / 1st Grade
1st: Bottled House by Sami Merad
2nd: The Flying Cat at the Broken Down Beast by Julie Papin
3rd: Halloween Dark Maze by Aaron Dussaucy
4th: Beyond the Stars by Oskar Lewis
5th: My Grandma's Birthday by Sienna Fawke
5th: My Grandma's Birthday by Sienna Fawke
Honorable Mention
The Cat and the Pigeon by Manolis Diakosavvas
The Family With a Baby by Isaac Hadida
The Rabbit Who Could Not Say Anything by Louis Khan

CE1 / 2nd Grade
1st: Greg's Tiny Secret Toys by Roland Peyrusaubes
2nd: The Unlikely Heroes by Edvard Bassey-Holmes
3rd: Ferragosto's Adventure by Maria Guilia Larcinese
4th: The Shooting Star by April Hanauer
5th: Napoleon's Real Adventure by Emilien Kofoed
Honorable Mention
Friendship by Paloma Estay Hollands
The Volcano by Arabella Loftus

CE2 / 3rd Grade
1st: The Pyjama Boy by Max Lewis 
2nd: Storyworld by Lily Thébaut
3rd: A Cheetah for Christmas by Thomas Ravel
4th: Don't Fly. Swim! by Maureen Shema
5th: Gabriel's Secret by Perle Hannoyer
Honorable mention
The Grocery Delivering Robot by Changhyun Park
Cheese at the Louvre by Charles Lucas 
When My Sister Fell in the Water by Hektor Ferdinand Hyll-Muller

CM1 / 4th Grade
1st: The Life Key by Maho Katsumura
2nd: Madame Voiture by Naho Katsumura
3rd: Snake in a Box by Ryan Taoutaou
4th: The Cat's Revenge by Luisa Peyrusaubes
5th: Simon and the Stressful Spelling Test by Rose Dawson
Honorable mention 
The Accidental Memory Loss by Theodore Paulin-Elgar 
The Fire Dragon by Colman Delarozière
Knights of the Square Table by Sacha Zabotto Devitt

CM2 / 5th Grade
1st: Isabella and the Haunted House by Tamara Bafi
2nd: The Legend of the Prickles by Saachi Jain
3rd: It's An Amazon Life... by Sienna Frederic 
4th: Unconditional Love (The Sequel) by Oscar Merlot-Reynolds
5th: Secret of the Alps by Lauren Lendrevie
Honorable mention
Life Changing Adventure by Claire Ernandes
Dumbfounded by Charlotte Leech
Dog Monologue by Paige Driver

6ème / 6th grade
1st: Lobster for Lunch? by James Taoutaou
2nd: Gus and the Mighty Thunder Bolt by Antoine Haghoust 
3rd: A Not So Short Story by Louise Besnier
4th: Fearless by Caterina Colzi
5th: Missing in Action by Pascale Cartwright
Honorable mention
The Defeater by Laura Marquez
The True Cost by Isabel Montalvan
A New Beginning by Alba Azzarello

5ème / 7th grade
1st: The Masterpiece by Nirali Jain
2nd: Upgrade by Ciara Balhi
3rd: Black and White by Matteo Mastrangelo 
4th: The Plank by Elena Sofia Massacesi
5th: Violet by Alix Levet
Honorable mention
I Saw Her by Clotilde Pedron
Get Out by Laurent Tarabout
The Library by Maia Lundy

4ème / 8th grade
1st: The Tracks by Jack Wessels
2nd: A Belated Thank You by Mana Katsuno
3rd: Hope Flowing Down the Amnok River by Jeongwoo (Brian) Park
4th: Introvert by Lachlan McAloon
5th: Identity by Sara Park
Honorable mention
The Old Lady in the Hijab by Christine Hodgson
Nothing in Sight by Daisy Bachofen

3ème / 9th grade
1st: The Race by Lydie Hua
2nd: Agent X and the Not-So-Terrible-But-Still-Kinda-Evil Laser by George Hellouin de Menibus
3rd: S is for Suspicion, and Sisters, and a Potential Murderer-to-be (Which Doesn't Start with an S But Was Worth Mentioning) by Olivia Vaaranmaa 
4th: Seizure by Philine Rouwers
5th: Incubus in the Sky by Sophie Kane
Honorable mention
The Spirits Board by Ugo Sandrin

Seconde / 10th grade
1st: Stranger by Pauline Delarue
2nd: My Maze by Victoria Koch
3rd: Balance Boy by Ito Choho
4th: The Miscarriage by Grace Baghdadi
5th: Revival by Delphine Victoria Chiffaudel
Honorable mention
Dream Becoming Reality by Mina Kim
What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger by Marine Coispeau
Orange Juice by Zola Mooney

Première et Terminale / 11th  and 12th grade
1st: The Sands See All As Equal by Andrei (Ricky) Longley
2nd: Life & Its Inconveniences by Victoria Tefra
3rd: Lisa's Many Mornings by Polly Dellière-Moor
4th: The Faulty Part by Ada Enesco
5th: Confined by Gabriel Di Lullo
Honorable mention
Drastic Times Calls For Drastic Measures by Christopher Corrigan 
The Needle by Kennan Penner

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Wednesday, 03 June 2015 22:37

And the winners of the 2015 YAFF are...

And the 2015 YAFF winners are...

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The 2015 Young Authors Fiction Festival culminated with a celebration event on Friday 5 June 2015. Over 220 people attended the celebration event, including the young author finalists, parents and teachers. Each finalist was awarded a certificate and many of them also received a bookmark with some comments from the judges about their stories. YAFF celebration booklets were printed that include the full stories of all the 1st to 5th place winners. Honorable Mention stories are also listed along with their authors. Each celebration booklet is available for 10 euros each.

This year we received 400 entries, our biggest intake in many years, from more than 25 schools, homeschooling programs and writing classes located in and around Paris. The Library thanks the forty-four judges participated this year, as well as the small but active YAFF 2015 committee who took care of all of the details along the way. The 2015 YAFF committee include Brooke Burns, Eric Hengesbaugh, Pauline Lemasson, Celeste Rhoads, and Jan Smith. Special thanks also goes to Poeli Bojorquez for the design of the celebration booklet and to director Charles Trueheart for his support and guidance.

The American Library in Paris is proud to be the organizer of the Young Authors Fiction Festival. The Fiction Festival aims to strengthen community among English-speakers in the Paris area through the art and craft of storytelling. The Festival is open to all students ages 5 to 18 in the greater Paris area who write in English.

We look forward to YAFF 2016, so until then...Happy Writing!

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Photos above: Winners of CP/1st Grade (left) and winners of Seconde-Terminale/11th Grade-12th Grade. 
Photo credits: Esther Chavannes
More photos of the 2015 Young Authors Fiction Festival Celebration Event can be viewed on the Library Flickr

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CP / 1st Grade
1st: Mischa, Sasha and the Ribbon by Faye Pilpoul
2nd: The Little Bird Becoming Strong by Agathe Younes
3rd: The Pigs Without a Name by Christian Vambenepe-Undseth
4th: A Pencil and Lisa by Mette Klaas
5th: The Museum and the Thief Emperor by Lorenzo Capra
Honorable Mention
A World of Wonders by Edie Rose Lyons
Dinny the Diplocdocus by Roland Peyrusaubes

CE1 / 2nd Grade
1st: The Magic Milkshake by Max Lewis
2nd: How my Boyfriend and I Built the First Time Machine by Lily Thébaut
3rd: The Cursed Sword by Hector Salathe
4th: John and Andre by Thomas Ravel
5th: The Awesome Shooting Star by Ekam Sharma
Honorable Mention
Sammy the Fish by Maximilien Poitier
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Roli Oseragbaje

CE2 / 3rd Grade
1st: Hot Music by Luisa Peyrusaubes
2nd: Stone Couscous by Kaitlyn Jouin
3rd: Adventures in Time by Aidan Brennan
4th: The Mystery of the Missing Child by Emily Shelley
5th: The Perfect Color by Roman Blanco
Honorable mention
King of the World by Maho Katsumura
Mr Fluffy by Ryan Taoutaou

CM1 / 4th Grade
1st: Unconditional Love by Oscar Merlot-Reynolds
2nd: A New Way With Words by Ava Monahan
3rd: The Dream by Akina Viruega Minagawa
4th: Rocky’s Roar by Cole Frost
5th: A Ride to Planet Savanna by Venise Hannoyer
Honorable mention 
Ladder Ahoy by Saachi Jain
An Invitation for Mischief by Lauren Lendrevie

CM2 / 5th Grade
1st: On Polar Ice by Pascale Cartwright
2nd: Heart Breaking Island by Eve Dudoignon Valade
3rd: Portals by Jaya Docker
4th: Volcano Expedition by Alexandre Ravel
5th: The Secret by James Taoutaou
Honorable mention
How Cat's got Nine Lives by Andrew Andrew Sung
A Magical Secret by Annabelle Griffin

6ème / 6th grade
1st: When East Meets West by Nirali Jain
2nd: Reflections of a Wise Cat While Facing Danger by Pallas Aleta
3rd: Liberated by Elena Sofia Massacesi
4th: The gummy bear march by Alexandre Krantz
5th: Monster Plants by John Renaud
Honorable mention
Mystery of the Missing Necklace by Hunter Brooke
Bob the Cab Driver by Louis Stephens

5ème / 7th grade
1st: Troglodytic by Else Nye
2nd: Dying and Dead by Laure Depaty
3rd: The Dreamkeeper by Olivia Thomas
4th: A pigeon at my Window by David Hannoyer
5th: Monochromia by Phoebe Wilson
Honorable mention
The River's Secret by Daisy Bachofen
Venezia by Anaya Matthews

4ème / 8th grade
1st: Blackbird by Juliette Odolant
2nd: The Time Capsule by Sophie Kane
3rd: Clouds From Above by Matthias Hesselmann
4th: Crying For a Killer by Sophie Manning
5th: Life of Bob by Ronan Steensprang
Honorable mention
Penciled by Bruna Bobanovic
Where Reality Begins by Leanna Maharaj

3ème / 9th grade
1st: The Inner Workings of Coffee Drinkers by Anne Lee
2nd: Mr Merry by Luka Perkins
3rd: The Writer by Eliask Khait
4th: Chi's Revenge by Alessandro Colosio
5th: The Fat Bird by Yedam Lee
Honorable mention
What the Sewer Brought In by Jasmine McBright
The Tree by Alessandra Messeri

Seconde / 10th grade
1st: The Beach by Umay Ayan
2nd: Eddie Came Back Home by Hugo Doisy
3rd: Play Me by Marion Brunet-Parrott
4th: A Ghostly Holiday by Kate Védrenne
5th: Intruder! by Polly Dellière-Moor
Honorable mention
A Picture Worth A Thousand Words by Grace Manning
The Pencil by Mari Katsuno

Première et Terminale / 11th  and 12th grade
1st: Reconnaissance by Max Heudebourg
2nd: Betty Crocker Cookin' by Claire Dakhlia
3rd: The trees felt it by Felix Keane
4th: Convicted by Lili Pandolfi
5th: Monsters and Mirrors by Paula Danne
Honorable mention
Suicide by Anne-Sophie Fayet
The Unfortunate Flirt by Auguste Voulton

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Tuesday, 10 June 2014 17:21

And the winners of the 2014 YAFF are...

And the 2014 YAFF winners are...

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The 2014 Young Authors Fiction Festival culminated with a celebration event on Friday 6 June 2014. Over 240 people attended the celebration event, including the young author finalists, parents and teachers. Each finalist was awarded a certificate and many of them also received a bookmark with some comments from the judges about their stories. YAFF celebration booklets were printed that include the full stories of all the 1st to 5th place winners. Honorable Mention stories are also listed along with their authors. Each celebration booklet is available for 10 euros each.

This year we had over 340 entries coming from more than 25 schools, homeschooling programs and writing classes located in and around Paris. The Library thanks the forty-four judges participated this year, as well as the small but active YAFF 2014 committee who took care of all of the details along the way. The 2014 YAFF committee include Elizabeth Fay, Eric Hengesbaugh, Pauline Lemasson, Olympia MacKendree, Robin Motheral, Celeste Rhoads, Sarah Towle and Sarah Woolley. Special thanks also goes to Claire Livingston for the design of the celebration booklet and to Charles Trueheart, Naida Kendrick Culshaw, and Hadley Seward for their support and guidance.

The American Library in Paris is proud to be the organizer of the Young Authors Fiction Festival, in collaboration with Time Traveler Tours. The Fiction Festival aims to strengthen community among English-speakers in the Paris area through the art and craft of storytelling. The Festival is open to all students ages 5 to 18 in the greater Paris area who write in English.

We look forward to YAFF 2015, so until then .... Happy Writing!

Photos: Winners of CP/1st Grade (left) and winners of Seconde-Terminale/11th Grade-12th Grade. 
Photo credits: Eric Hengesbaugh

CP / Grade 1
1st: The Boy Who Hypnotized the Monster by Max Watrous-Schumaker
2nd: Bear Business by Marcus Scales
3rd: Super's Birthday Party by Thomas Ravel
4th: The Friends of the Dolphins by Simon Gjone
5th: John the Groundhog by Zachary Vaughn
5th: The three kids and the horse by Chloe Garcia-Pelayo
5th: The Lizard by Cyrus Brumm-Zavosh
Honorable Mention
The Sun and the Moon by Caspar Jennings
Amusement Park by Maxime Houel
Superhero Rescue by Max Lewis

CE1 / Grade 2
1st: Dorothy Gets a Job by Luisa Peyrusaubes
2nd: Adventures of a Jellyfish by Roman Blanco
2nd: The Little Worm by Sorcha McAllister
4th: Nick gets lost in Paris by Toby Loftus
5th: Mark and the Slave Owners by Dorian Echasseriau
Honorable Mention
The Flying Ship by Clarisse Farkas

CE2 / Grade 3
1st: An Easter Mate by Olivia Hadley
2nd: Emily's Diary by Sienna Frederic
3rd: Tulips in February by Venise Hannoyer
4th: The Princess and the Pineapple by Lauren Lendrevie
5th: The Tail of the Great and Almighty Sugar by Rose Thomas
Honorable Mention
The Magic Stick by Sarah Darzacq
The Invincible Fireman by Vardhana Wu
The Story of Frankie by Eli Goldsztejn and Gaspard Millner

CM1 / Grade 4
1st: Beyond the Sea by Pascale Cartwright
2nd: "Fresh" Tomatoes by Lillian Leblanc
3rd: Emmet and The Magic of His Bunny Rabbit by Alexandre Ravel
4th: Hope by Jessica Amselem
5th: The Tail of Gigi by Jacob Faulise
Honorable Mention
How I got a Pet by Katie Tenaillon
The Tale of Hobbs the White Rabbit by Charlie Scales
The Pocket Squirrel by Max Wilson
Mudkip of Minecraft by Kay Evans

CM2 / Grade 5
1st: The Fish in the Dress by Orane Bloch
2nd: Frozen in Time by Martin Personnaz
3rd: The Time Machine by Sian Mcallister
4th: Summer Love by Sophie Salvetti
5th: Breaking the Ice by Alon Haas
Honorable Mention
S.O.S. Ghost by Madeleine English
Sleeping Zoe by Sarah Gonzalez Pepe
The Princes, the Jellybeans and the Bee by Nirali Jain

6ème / 6th grade
1st: Beyond Oliver by Ella Titterington
2nd: Steps from the Past by Anaelle de Serres
3rd: My First Real Valentine's Day by Rosa Silberztein
4th: A Move to the City by Robert Moleni-Jere
5th: Soul Bound in a Rising Storm by Jacqueline Faulise
Honorable Mention
I Give You My Hat by Rio Monier
Swanwings by Kate Souami
Ice Cream Boy by David Hannoyer

5ème / 7th grade
1st: Caged by Trixie Willems
2nd: Stone and Ashes by Juliette Odolant
3rd: 2267 by Ronan Steensprang
4th: The Other Rachel by Sarah Amselem
5th: The Masai and the Lion by Victor Pailloux
Honorable Mention
The Word Lords by Anatoly Grablevsky

4ème / 8th grade
1st: Elijah by Nicholas Julian
2nd: Feelings by Emily Shagrin
3rd: Deemed Unfit for Man by Max Simon
4th: Salt by Mosa Molapo
5th: The abyss down below... the stars above by Morgane Ropion
Honorable Mention
Locked up by Elise du Crest
Bucket List by Anne Lee
To Draw a Dragon by Chloe Erny

3ème / 9th grade
1st: The Life, Times and Moustache of Peter S. Thomas by Emma Black
2nd: Trips and Falters by Anne-Laure Razat
3rd: Metro Story by Ilana Amselem
4th: Innocence. By Mira Martini
5th: Code by Sia Zizliauskas
Honorable Mention
hangman's hill by Louis Dunbar-Johnson
Untitled by Camille Hamant
Code Breaker by Carla Laure

Seconde / 10th grade
1st: No Man's Land by Sarah Nocquet
2nd: Disabled for a day by Thibaut Benefice
3rd: The Escape by Caroline Reynier
4th: The Crush by Eunho Kim
5th: The Monster by Ada Naiman
Honorable Mention
The Blue Daisy by Paula Danne
Rose and the golden lady by Thibaud Kegels
Treacherous Knowledge in the Hands of a Disillusioned Autodidact by Violine Silier
Stones by Aline Messi

Première et Terminale / 11th  and 12th grade
1st: Come On by Sophie Benson
2nd: The Saving by Rebecca Lafon
3rd: Gaia by Rachel Picard
4th: Ray of Light by Candice Dela Cruz
5th: Waiting to breathe by Irène La Fay
Honorable Mention
The Christopher Project by Molly Griffiths
Two Flowers by Philippe O'Malley
A wide new world by Liam Morse

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