Kaleidoscope authors celebrated
Kaleidoscope Authors Honored
Posted on 06/05/2018
Students and teachers in rows at Board meetingRecently, young authors, family members, teachers and principals gathered to honor 26 students’
writing submissions to the annual statewide Kaleidoscope Young Authors competition. The
students were honored at the Kaleidoscope Luncheon at the Michigan Reading Association’s
Annual Conference on March 18, 2018 in Detroit.

Collections of these young authors were printed in the 2018 edition of Kaleidoscope published by
the Michigan Reading Association (MRA). Through the Kaleidoscope publication, MRA celebrates
the accomplishment of young authors by highlighting their voices, insights and skills, as they are
welcomed into a statewide community of writers.

Selecting the writing pieces for this publication is a difficult task. Each year, teachers from across
Michigan submit the work of eager writers for review and acceptance by representatives of the
Michigan Reading Association. Students from the Alternative Learning Center, Eisenhower High
School, Heritage Junior High School and twenty-three elementary schools have earned the
prestigious honor of being recognized by the Michigan Reading Association as outstanding young
authors and poets.

The authors were also honored at the May 14 Board of Education meeting. 
 
Congratulations to the following talented young authors. 

Beacon Tree 
Jack Miller
Teacher - Kris Pierfelice

Beck 
Maria Kaci
Teachers -Chantel Baydoun/Dawn Breininger

Burr 
Camille Perez
Teacher - Christine Henry

Collins 
Abigail Bassalious
Teacher - Karen Franks

Crissman 
Graydon Bush 
Teacher - Sean Murphy

Dresden 
Ayden Westercamp
Teacher - Theresa Whitenight

Duncan 
Brooklyn Davidson
Teacher - Jill Erfourth

Ebeling 
Margaret Johnson 
Teacher - Christine Zatell-Holden

Flickinger 
Elizabeth Shimmell 
Teacher - Christine Horwood

Graebner 
Robert Crossen
Teacher - Amy Hunt

Harvey 
Jonathan Brooks 
Teacher - Jeffrey Marchetti

Havel 
Mikayla Booton
Teacher - Candace Gabriel

Messmore 
Victoria Tsiang 
Teacher - Andrea Vedder

Monfort 
Peter Schoenherr 
Teacher - Shelly Semrau

Morgan 
Hailey Theisen 
Teacher - Rose Chodnicki

Oakbrook 
Emily Carter
Teacher - William Mader

Plumbrook 
Matthew Wills 
Teacher - Adrienne Wynarczyk

Roberts 
Mikayla Pietraszkiewicz 
Teacher - Kimberly Giacobbe

Schuchard 
Jessica Barsoum 
Teacher - Jennifer Grover

Schwarzkoff 
Demahri Hull 
Teacher - Ami Tyson

Switzer 
Jacob Scharret 
Teacher - Michelle Bienkowski

West Utica 
Jordan Mangenje 
Teacher - Breanne Werner

Wiley 
Gabriela Bahri 
Teacher - Danielle Guglielmetti

Heritage Junior High 
Elizabeth Lajiness 
Teacher - Michelle Wlodarczyk

Eisenhower High 
Mackenzie Brodzik 
Teacher - Josephine Braun

Alternative Learning Center 
Devin Hassar 
Teacher - Ruth McKelvey