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Lafayette Youth
Arts Society
​Elsa Braunstein
Sophie Hendrickson
Cassidy Keely
Emily McDonald
Ella Thompson

Writing Honorable Mentions
​Elsa Braunstein is in seventh grade at Stanley Middle School. She lives with her two brothers, her sister, and her parents. She likes to play volleyball, ride her horses and hang out with friends. 

​My name is Sophie Hendrickson and I attend Stanley Middle School in the 7th grade. In my free time, I love to read. My favorite series is Keeper of the Lost Cities. I love to swim, play softball, curl, and hang out with my friends. 
Cassidy Keely is a seventh grader at Stanley Middle School. Writing has always been a hobby of Cassidy’s and she enjoys reading a good story that pulls you into the pages of the book. Cassidy does her best to create vivid images in her own stories and attempts to draw the reader into the narrative. Away from school Cassidy is an aspiring ballerina who attends classes six days a week. She has an older sister Kendall, a younger sister Chloe and a younger brother Cameron. Cassidy lives in Lafayette and is honored to receive this award!  
​Emily is in 8th grade at Stanley Middle School. She enjoys playing softball and loves to ride horses. She enjoys both writing and reading, especially in the fantasy genre. Emily hikes in her free time and is always ready for a walk around the reservoir.
​Ella Thomason is in 7th grade at Stanley Middle School. She is in a family of 5 with her mom, dad, older brother Kyle, and her cat Dune. She loves to play competitive soccer. She also enjoys participating in swim team and track & field. Her hobbies are reading, writing, and playing the guitar, which she does in her free time. Some of her favorite books include The Selection, by Kiera Cass, and The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins.

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