Student's Christmas Essay Published

Sixth graders recently participated in the Florida Times Union's Holiday Short Story Contest, with the prompt being "It's December 24, and the power goes out."

The entry by Maggie B., was selected for submission in the paper's "Young Student" category and is now published online for readers at

"Maggie choose an unique way to construct her story," said Brandi Akerstrom, sixth grade Language Arts teacher. "The piece is actually written from a Siberian husky's point of view.  It is both creative and heartfelt."  

Winners of the contest will be notified in December and published in the printed paper Christmas week.