blooms-cover-jpgThe WITS 25th Anniversary Young Writers Reading was held May 3, 2009, at Discovery Green Park in Houston. The reading featured a group of 80 talented young writers, grades pre-kindergarten – 12th, who were selected from the 20,000 students who participated in WITS classrooms, community centers, and hospital sites in the past school year. Winners were featured in our yearly anthology, Blooms, and received special gift bags and certificates of achievement. Congratulations once again to the following students:

Yesi Acosta
Kadijah Adams
Jessica Aguilar
Juan Aguilar
Fariha Ahmed
Joseph Al-Ali
Linleigh Alford
Jason Amaya
Addison Barrett
Jalen Bell
Jakeline Borja
Genesis Caballero
Ariel Callen
Miguel Castillo
Maria Fernanda Chavez
Catherine Cocke
Alyssa Cohen
Kirsten Covington
Chesney Devote
Nina Diaz
Ramiro Dominguez
Hanna Doughtie
Jonathan Downing
Abby Eastman
Joshua Fan
Fadila Hany Farag
Alejandro Flores
Kemberlly Flores
Sydney Gallant
Rita Garcia
Ashley Garza
Brie Elise Glapion
Rudy Gonzales
Ana Karen González
Kara Grandmaiter
Sarah Haugland
Raymundo Hernández
Bryce Hollingsworth
Laura Huang
Lorenzo Jara
Eric Jasso
Armon Jones
Laila Kaniche
Amelia Kester
Maali LaFrance
Cyrus Lee
Elan Leonard
Jainny Leos
Israel Ligon
Gan Liu
Deonna London
Angel Lopez
Zoe Lovelace
Adrian Luna
Alec Marmon
Ryann Marquez
April Martinez
Eduardo Martinez
Matt Melody
Philip Mentz
Shanon Merino
Maxwell Metyko
Lorena Montoya
John Moore
Magdalena Morales
Maria Moreno
Alejandro Noriega
Re’Yannah Norton
Jacqueline Orellana
Rebecca Polasek
Osman Quinteros
Connie Romero
Jesus A. Saenz
Bryan Sanchez
Olivia Schultz
Amy Serratos
Ashley Tavera
Daazmen Thompson
Devon Tibbs
Keyon Tolbert
Marissa Torres
Elizabeth Tzul
Joel Valdes
Carolina Vasquez
Jennifer Watts
Olivia Wehrung
Sara Wells
Imani Wintz
Jaylan Wright
Megan Zelaya Ramos

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