4th-grader wins writing award
Remembering every detail of a family camping trip to Lake Perry has earned a writing award for Lansing Intermediate School fourth-grader Karisa Garber.
Karisa's essay "Camping" won third place in the third- and fourth-grade division of the Kansas Authors Club 2006 Youth Writing Contest's prose category.
Entrants in the statewide contest were instructed to create prose with "words that convey rich visual detail, in addition to taste, touch, sound and smell."
That she did.
A picture that accompanied the prose brought Karisa honorable mention.
In addition to two certificates and medals, the essay earned a spot in a book of the top entries of all age divisions.
Karisa, 10, said she didn't enter the contest to win but was curious to see what others thought of her writing. She said she was pleased with the outcome.
"I was surprised because it was the whole state of Kansas," she said. "I didn't think I was going to win."
Karisa's favorite subjects are physical education and science. And she's active in Boling 4-H Club.
She is the daughter of Lisa and Neal Findeisen, Lansing.