Every year, Western Mountains Reading Council (WMRC) participates with the North Carolina Reading Association to sponsor the Young Author Writing Project. WMRC is allowed to send in 20 of Macon County’s best local entries. The theme of this year's contest was “Dare to Dream.” Last Thursday, both local and state winners were recognized over a spaghetti dinner at Angel Medical Center's cafeteria. The WMRC President Denise West and Diane Cotton, WMRC Young Authors Chairperson, presented the honors.
Brittany Kohlman receives her trophy for the highest honor for her submission of “Inanimate Object with a Dream.” Brittney is a 4th grader at East Franklin Elementary in Joan Yokel’s room. Her entry received the Western Mountain Reading Council honor of being submitted to the North Carolina Reading Association at the WMRC Council Choice Award.