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8th Graders Recognized for Letters About Literature
Sherri Bergman

Humanities Tennessee's Letters About Literature Contest invites students to write a letter to the author of a book that has left a significant impression on the reader and has changed the way that he or she sees the world. This year, SAS 8th graders Genevieve Rogers and Ryan Toomey received Honorable Mentions for their letters to Rainbow Rowell, author of Fangirl and J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit, respectively. Their composition will advance to the state round of judging.

Each year in the eighth grade, students participate in the Letters About Literature Contest sponsored by Humanities Tennessee. The assignment invites students to write a letter to the author of a book that has left a significant impression on the reader and has changed the way that he or she sees the world.

This year, two St. Andrew’s-Sewanee students were recognized with Honorable Mentions, and their compositions will advance to the next round for state judging. These students are Genevieve Rogers, for her letter to Rainbow Rowell, author of Fangirl, and Ryan Toomey, for his letter to J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit.

Genevieve is the daughter of Clayton Rogers and Linda Heck of Sewanee, Tenn. Ryan Toomey is the son of Mitch and Sarah Toomey of Monteagle, Tenn.