AUGUSTA – A Winthrop student is among 13 high school juniors to have been named as a semifinalist for the Maine Community College System’s Journey Into Writing contest.

Alanna Dick of Winthrop High School was selected for her short story, “Rainy Day.”

The contest was announced last spring by Gov. John Baldacci and the panel of judges, celebrated Maine authors Stephen King, Tabitha King and Richard Russo.

Semifinalists will have their entries reviewed by the judges, who will select three winners as Maine’s “Young Writers of the Year.” Baldacci will be joined by the Kings and Russo to honor the 13 semifinalists and announce the three winners at an awards luncheon on May 26. The semifinalists will each receive $100, and the three winners will receive $2,500 each and be named the Governor’s “Young Writers of the Year.”

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