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James Grogan

Congratulations to Mrs. Furphey and students from her Creative Writing class!  Tessa Niznik and Natalie Verga have been recognized by the Morristown Festival of Books 2023 Teen Writing Contest! Tessa Niznik's "Symbiosis" was selected as the 1st Place Winner in Fiction, and Natalie Verga's "To the Moon" received an Honorable Mention in Poetry. Their writing was selected from nearly 170 pieces from students at 46 different schools in twelve counties throughout New Jersey. Tessa and Natalie will also be joining the other winners in their own time slot at the KidFest portion of the festival. Their event is on Saturday, October 7, from 2:00-2:30 pm, during which they'll share their work and discuss writing with each other, the judges, and the larger festival audience. Their poems will also be posted on the festival's website. Join the celebration, and if you see Mrs. Furphey, Tessa, or Natalie, please congratulate them on their outstanding achievement.