High School students from across Smithtown were invited to submit original writing pieces on the topic “Smithtown in the year 3000.” The Smithtown Youth Bureau received poetry and short story entries that were presented to judges with backgrounds in creative writing. Judges were not given any information about the applicants or their backgrounds.
Taking first-place in the short story category was Commack HS Junior Eric David. Honorable Mention went to Morgan Schare (Commack HS). First-place in the poetry category went to Alexandria Soldo (Smithtown HSW) and Honorable Mention went to Michaela Olivero (Commack HS). In addition to receiving certificates each of the students received an Amazon gift card. First-place winners Eric David and Alexandria Soldo will have their writings included in Smithtown’s 350th time capsule in 2015.
The contest winners were recognized on Saturday, April 12th at Smithown Youth Bureau’s Global Services Day Event. Over the past five years the Youth Bureau has participated in this global event by recognizing students for their community service projects. This year there were 175 students from various schools being recognized for their seflessness in giving back to their community. 135 countries participate in Global Youth Service Day.
“GYSD is celebrated each year in more than 135 countries, with young people working together—and with schools, youth organizations, nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations, national service programs, government agencies, and adult mentors— to address the world’s most critical issues and change their communities” About Global Youth Service Day
Read the winning entries: