2011-10-05 / Front Page

From 4th-5th graders

Spooky Stories wanted

Go ahead ... scare us.

Between now and Oct. 19, fourth- and fifth-graders are invited to give us a good fright in our annual Spooky Story Writing Contest, sponsored by The True Citizen and Papa’s Pizza to Go.

We’ll publish our favorite stories in the Oct. 26 Halloween edition of the newspaper, then readers will go online and choose the winner.

The student with the most votes will win a pizza party for his or her entire class, compliments of Papa’s Pizza.

The contest is open to all fourth- and fifth-graders who live in Burke County or are enrolled in Burke County public, private or home schools.

Stories will be judged on readability, originality, use of suspense and the ability to scare the heebie-jeebies out of us. Graphic violence and movie plots should be avoided.

Entries must be received at The True Citizen office, on East Sixth Street, Waynesboro, no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19. They may also be emailed to truecitizennews@live.com.

Stories should be typed or clearly printed, no more than 500 words, and should include the author’s full name, grade, teacher and school.

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