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Four students at Pomfret Community School were finalists on the state level for writing. Left to right: Ben Mayo, Sofia Murray, Zachary Roethlein, and Zachary White. Courtesy photo.
POMFRET — In February, seventh grade students reflected on books that matter as part of a national writing contest sponsored by the Library of Congress. All 49 seventh graders wrote letters to authors (living or dead) telling about books that had made a difference to them and how they were impacted. Out of 133 state level finalists (56 at the Middle School level) four are PCS students. The writing of Ben Mayo, Sofia Murray, Zachary Roethlein, and Zachary White will all progress to the next level of judging. According to the CT State Coordinator of the program, Wendy Glenn, the writing of these four, as well as other seventh grader entries, “demonstrate the impressive strength of insight and writing skill that define this program."