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Hunt is a Writing Finalist

Norwich Bulletin (Connecticut) May 3, 2005 Tuesday
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Norwich Bulletin (Connecticut)
May 3, 2005 Tuesday

In the news: Georgianna Hunt, a senior at Woodstock Academy, was recently named a finalist for the IMPAC-Connecticut State University Young Writers Trust award. Hunt will represent Windham County in the prose competition. The statewide winners in the prose and poetry competitions will be announced June 5 at the eighth annual Young Writers Dinner at the Litchfield Inn.

Background: Hunt, 17, of Pomfret, is the daughter of Delia and William Hunt. She was named the Windham County winner for her story "The Silence of Love's Conversation." She described the story as a fairy tale. "I was surprised, "Hunt said. "I never heard of the competition. My English teacher told us about it and asked us to submit something." Hunt won $1,000 for being the Windham County winner. She bested 10 other writers representing Windham County, all from Woodstock Academy. For the state competition, she'll go up against writers representing the state's seven other counties. That winner will receive an additional $1,000.

Love to write: Hunt said she likes to write every day in her journal. Her middle school years included classes heavily concentrated on writing, Hunt said. She enjoys writing critical essays rather than creative writing. Although, she said it would be fun to write children's stories.

College plans: Hunt will attend Villanova University in Pennsylvania in the fall, where she plans to major in English.

Quotable: And her winnings? "It's going into the bank for school," she said.

- David Pencek

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