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Congratulations to Chelan's Jadyn Matson, who took home a first-place award at the 12th Annual High School Writers Competition during the recent Write on the River conference in Wenatchee.

Matson, a homeschooled sophomore, won first-place for her fiction entry, “At the Edge of the World.” Honorable mentions went to Jada Wood of Cashmere for “Helios” and Isabel Menna of Leavenworth for “Lost Princess Found: A Story of Resurrection.”

The winners will share $200 in cash awards and will be featured readers at Write on the River’s next Four Minutes of Fame open mic event.

New York Times best-selling author Chelsea Cain, who visited Wenatchee as a 2011 WOTR conference speaker, founded and continues to sponsor the annual competition, which is open to high school students (including public school, private school, home school, and running start students) in 9th through 12th grade. Students must reside in Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant, or Ferry counties.

Learn more about the winners and read their entries at

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