2017-10-04 / Front Page

Spooky Story Contest Extended

The True Citizen’s annual Spooky Story Contest has been extended, so you have some extra time to fine tune your chill bump inducing words and get those stories turned in. The contest is open to fourth- and fifth-graders enrolled in either public or private school in Burke County. We are looking for original stories, ones with a great plot and horror that makes us want to crawl under the sheets and hide. Students should avoid graphic violence and narratives already found in movies and books. Stories can be entered one of two ways: mail or drop them off at our office, located at 629 Shadrack St. in Waynesboro, or email submissions to truecitizennews@live.com. Entries must be typed or neatly written and should be no more than 500 words. They must also include the author’s first and last name, grade, the teacher’s first and last name and the school the child attends. The deadline for hard copy submissions is Thursday, Oct. 12, by 5 p.m., and emailed entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19. Finalists’ stories will be printed in the Oct. 25 edition and readers may go online to vote for their favorites through Monday, Oct. 30. The winner will be announced in the Nov. 1 edition, and will receive a pizza party for his or her whole class, thanks to Papa’s Pizza to Go.

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