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Rindge student semi finalist in letter contest

Cynthia Kectic of Rindge was named a semi-finalist for the 2014 Letters about Literature competition.

Kectic’s letter was one of 47 selected out of 560 received from N.H. students by the Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library, the sponsor of the competition.

Winning letters from three categories — upper elementary, middle school, and high school students — will be selected and announced at the end of April. Each first-place winner will be awarded $100.

State winners will advance to the national competition.

Letters About Literature is a reading and writing promotion program of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, and coordinated in New Hampshire by the Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library. To enter, young readers write a personal letter to an author explaining how his or her work changed their view of the world or themselves. Readers select authors from any genre: fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic. The contest theme encouraged young readers to explore their personal response to a book and then express that response in a creative, original way.

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