The 2016 Seton Summer Quarter Story Contest

The 2016 Seton Summer Quarter Story Contest

The Judging is over!

We have our winners! Congratulations to the top four, one from each grade level. The judges did not find enough entries of note for a second place, but we may have some honorable mentions published here online. Each winning entry will be showcased in the Fall edition of the Bayley Bulletin. Coming soon!

Contest Details

How to Enter

Register for free to enter the contest. All registrants will be part of a special emailing list to keep you updated and informed about the contest.

Prizes:

All submissions will be judged by grade level, with the potential for first and second place finalists for each grade.

  • 1st place: $50
  • 2nd place: $35

Contest Rules

Open to Seton high school students, grades 9-12.

Select one of the novels you are reading this year  for your high school curriculum, and create a short story around one of the characters.

If you are between years, you can pick the grade you are most comfortable with, and either write about a book you have already read or will be reading in the coming year.

The content must be sourced from the books you are reading in your curriculum, i.e.: Robinson Crusoe, Pygmalion, Jane Eyre, Perelandra, etc.

The challenge is to become one of the characters, and either pretend to be in the original time period or transpose the story into a modern setting while remaining true to the intent of the tale.

It’s a special contest, you are being creative in helping spark interest and fun for yourself and other high schoolers,  so that they can better understand and enjoy the books that they are studying.

Maximum Length: 5000 words

Any questions? Ask away!

Guide to Writing a Short Story

Seton counselors have crafted a multi-part guide to help you write a short story. Take special note of the introduction, and read carefully through the 3 parts before sending in  your story.

Only submissions of the highest quality and care will make it into the contest.

Contest Finalists

Charles Foyle

Charles Foyle

Grade 12

Wormwood’s Excuse

Margaret Caffery

Margaret Caffery

Grade 11

The Monster of St. Petersburg

Eleanor Fisher

Eleanor Fisher

Grade 10

A Worthy Cause

Addison Heffron

Addison Heffron

Grade 9

Martha Cratchitt

Round 2 | Grade 12 Finalists

Katelyn Daniels

Katelyn Daniels

The Noble Baby's Dress

Charles Foyle

Charles Foyle

Wormwood's Excuse

Round 2 | Grade 11 Finalists

Juliana Silva

Juliana Silva

The Bright, Red Balloon

Margaret Caffery

Margaret Caffery

The Monster of St. Petersburg

Zoe Krauskopf

Zoe Krauskopf

Manuel and Esteban

Round 2 | Grade 10 Finalists

Eleanor Fisher

Eleanor Fisher

A Worthy Cause

Luke Foyle

Luke Foyle

The Consensus

Emily McKinnon

Emily McKinnon

Misunderstandings

Rebekah Johnson

Rebekah Johnson

Across These Waters

Kaitlin Merlino

Kaitlin Merlino

The Deliverance

Round 2 | Grade 9 Finalists

Dakota Fleming

Dakota Fleming

Only Halfway

Addison Heffron

Addison Heffron

Martha Cratchit

Margaret Orsinger

Margaret Orsinger

An Old-Fashioned Girl

Round 1 | Grade 12 Finalists

Katelyn Daniels

Katelyn Daniels

The Noble Baby's Dress

Charles Foyle

Charles Foyle

Wormwood's Excuse

Round 1 | Grade 11 Finalists

Juliana Silva

Juliana Silva

The Bright, Red Balloon

Kyle Indelicato

Kyle Indelicato

Mighty Fine Love

Zoe Krauskopf

Zoe Krauskopf

Manuel and Esteban

Immanuel Portus

Immanuel Portus

Between Angels and Wild Boys

Margaret Caffery

Margaret Caffery

The Monster of St. Petersburg

Round 1 | Grade 10 Finalists

Luke Foyle

Luke Foyle

The Consensus

Emily Jesson

Emily Jesson

The "Good Samaritan" Farmer

Rebekah Johnson

Rebekah Johnson

Across These Waters

Kaitlin Merlino

Kaitlin Merlino

The Deliverance

Eleanor Fisher

Eleanor Fisher

A Worthy Cause

Emily McKinnon

Emily McKinnon

Misunderstandings

Round 1 | Grade 9 Finalists

Gemma Miller

Gemma Miller

The Silver Pocket Watch

Sonja Hiserman

Sonja Hiserman

Margaret's Triumph

Addison Heffron

Addison Heffron

Martha Cratchit

Hailey Dodson

Hailey Dodson

All That Mattered

Dakota Fleming

Dakota Fleming

Only Halfway

Sophia Burkhardt

Sophia Burkhardt

The Adventure of Half Arrow

Margaret Orsinger

Margaret Orsinger

An Old-Fashioned Girl

Sophia Burkhardt

Sophia Burkhardt

The Adventure of Half Arrow

Seton High School

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