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Literature letter contest success by Diman students

L-R: Ben Ramos, Marcus Banoub, Andre Leger, Emma Plante, Kylie Rancour, Lauren Silvia, and Rosalina Resendes
L-R: Ben Ramos, Marcus Banoub, Andrew Leger, Emma Plante, Kylee Rancour, Rosalina Resendes, and Lauren Silvia 

by Jaime Rebello

Congratulations to the following students, who were recognized for their submissions to the 2017 Letters About Literature Writing Contest, sponsored by the United States Library of Congress. Each year, tens of thousands of students from across the United States enter the contest. Open to students in grades 4-12, the contest asks students to read a book, poem, or speech, and write a personal letter to an author. The following students were recognized by The Massachusetts Center for the Book for their submissions:
Honorable Mention:
  • Marcus Banoub, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Grade 10 Semi-Finalists:

  • Andrew Leger, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  • Emma Plante, Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  • Benjamin Ramos, The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort
  • Kylee Rancour, To This Day by Shane Koyczan

Grade 9 Semi-Finalists:

  • Rosalina Resendes, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Lauren Silvia, My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
For more information or to get your students involved in next year’s contest, please visit
Nathan Byrnes, Media Services Coordinator