Congratulations to the Lafayette winners of the Writes of Spring contest! The elementary through high school students were honored for their original works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. They were celebrated at the South Regional Library in two ceremonies. Following the second ceremony on May 6, 2014, winners and attendees were treated to a reading by Louisiana Poet Laureate Ava Leavell Haymon

. Winners received a printed anthology of the winning pieces, generously donated by Touche Printing and Signs.

The complete list of winners is here: LafayettePublicLibrary.org.

Photo: Some of the high school winners of the Writes of Spring contest, with Louisiana Poet Laureate Ava Leavell Haymon. Featured: Back row L to R: David Quiring, Shane Toomey, Ben Mouton, Kailey Broussard, Aaron Tate, Collin Miller, Ally Nguyen, E’lissa George.
Front row L to R: Abby Duplechain, Janine LeBlanc, Ava Leavell Haymon, Margaret Carey, Callie Hoffpauir, Joy Newman, Therese Juneau, Sahana Padumane, Sarah Boustany.