by Alexis Beeler, 04/09/2020, Traverse City, MI
Middle School 6-8 Category
The soft clink of the ceramic onto the glass gave way to the peaceful surroundings of a Monday morning. The sun peaking through the trees, dying the dark sky with oranges and reds. It seemed that it was the only aspect of the day I could grasp. I could rely on the sun rising, showering warmth onto the Earth . . .
by Mae Schillinger, 05/07/2020, Traverse City, MI
Elementary K-5 Category
The deer are running across the backyard.
I am six.
Will this Corona virus ever stop? . .
by Ashley Bursian, May 9th, 2020, traverse city, Mi
Luckily for me, I have some experience with the hardships of quarantine.
There was once a point in my life, while homeless, that myself and two sons lived year round in a 1964 hi-lo camper, for 2 years. This is a camper about the size of an average household bathroom, or small, studio apartment size kitchen, perhaps, to warrant perspective . . .
by Alyssa Masiewicz, 05/07/2020, Traverse City, MI
High School 9-12 Category
Before this global pandemic occurred, I never realized how lucky I was. I had two working parents. I got to go to school and be with my friends. I got to go to class and ask questions to teachers in person . . .