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  • Outdoor writing contest high school winners announced

    A story by Henry Gregson, a sophomore at Moscow High School, has been judged the best of 131 entries to win The Spokesman-Review’s 2013 Outdoor Writing Contest for high school …

  • Outdoor writing winner: Rapid Recovery

    People say that life flashes before your eyes before you die. Those people are liars. All I could think about was the pain I was in, or that one gulp …

  • Outdoor writing runner-up: Hot Springs

    As indicated by the pristine images of waterfalls and mountain ranges thrown into my health class’ STD PowerPoint, nature is beautiful and provides a pleasant break. But much like the …

  • Outdoor writing runner-up: Bye Best Friend

    I’m so tired. My bones ache. I can’t see well. My nose is dry. My whole body hurts. I started to feel sick months ago. It’s just gotten worse over …

  • Outdoor writing runner-up: Frozen in Time

    A quiet, coarse voice and a hand on my shoulder brought me out of a daydream. “Kyle… Kyle! Have you been listening to me? This is important. We’ll never get …

  • Annual Outdoor Writing Contest open to high schoolers

    It’s time for high schoolers to begin thinking about fame, fortune and the great outdoors. The Spokesman-Review is again joining the Outdoor Writers Association of America in sponsoring a contest …

  • Salute from the writing contest judge

    Judging high-school writing contest entries isn’t easy. The following is an excerpt from an untitled poem submitted by Meagan Anderson, a sophomore at Ferris. While the entire entry did not …

  • Writing contest: Better s’mores

    Kids reveal a lot of their family outdoor secrets and traditions in the stories they submit for the S-R’s youth outdoor writing contest. Here’s a family recipe for alternative s’mores …

  • St. Michael’s student wins High School Outdoor Writing Contest

    A story by Christine Koneazny, a senior at St. Michael’s Academy, has been judged the best of 191 entries to win The Spokesman-Review’s 2009 Outdoor Writing Contest for high school …

  • Answering the call

    I glare down at my walkie talkie. Not working. Again. I groan quietly, and move the compound bow in my hands as I shove the radio back into my pocket.

  • Food for naught

    Lurking in the shade, they grip onto branches of the great maple with their tiny brown talons, staring down upon passersby and sending a hungry vibe. They hunch down, pointing …

  • Hang on

    He looked down at the obstacle. The massive jump stared up at him from a hundred yards away. He stood, motionless. Thinking of a plan, a way out, an exit.

  • Top of the world

    Seen in books as a child stories unreal and fanaticizing



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