Two of the four finalists in The Spokesman-Review 2012 High School Outdoor Writing Contest advanced to win national honors and cash rewards on the national level.
Darby Martin, a sophomore at Moscow High School last year, won first place in the senior poetry division of the 2012 Norm Strung Youth Writing Awards sponsored by the Outdoor Writers Association of American and Safari Club International. Her $250 prize was awarded in July.
Martin’s poem, “Memory slope,” detailed an indelible outdoor memory of her late father in action on a winter family outing on a sledding hill.
Tanner Hardy, a junior at Mead HS last year, won third-place in the senior prose division and a check for $50. Hardy’s story, “The detail’s in the Devils,” reflected on the high point of backpacking around Idaho’s Seven Devils Mountains.