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Jefferson Middle School Student Wins Virginia’s “Letters about Literature” Competition

Fatima M. pictureJefferson Middle School sixth grader Fatima Mouslik won the statewide Letters about Literature competition.

Her work, a letter to Anne Frank, beat out over 1,000 students from across the state. Mouslik won $100 and a chance to read her letter at a festival in Charlottesville later this month. Her letter now goes to the national U.S. Library of Congress competition for national judging.

Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to the author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters are judged on state and national levels. Tens of thousands of students from across the country enter Letters About Literature each year.