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Rising Young Authors – Bursting with Brilliance!

Community to Celebrate 12 Talented Student Authors at Oct. 5, 2016, Rising Young Authors Event. Guest Speaker is Nationally Acclaimed Author Dr. Francisco Jimenez.

Nationally acclaimed local author Dr. Francisco Jimenez will join the Campbell Union School District community in celebrating 12 talented student authors at the District’s 14th Annual Rising Young Authors awards, October 5, 2016, at 7 p.m., at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore on Stevens Creek Blvd., in San Jose.

The Rising Young Authors are a select group of students, in grades 3 through 7, whose short stories, essays, research papers and poems were among hundreds entered in the District’s annual Writing Faire last May. After the Writing Faire, judges review eligible entries to select one Author of the Year per school to receive the Rising Young Author award in the fall.

Dr. Jimenez, who is also chairman of the Modern Languages and Literature Department at Santa Clara University, will talk about being an author and encourage the students to continue with their writing. The student authors will speak to the audience about their award-winning books and, later, autograph copies for fans who bring copies with them to the event. 

Rising Young Authors Bursting with Brilliance Meet the authors.  See their work.

Watch the Video Read/Buy the Publication School the Author Represents
Natasha Huerta Zoos are Harmful to Animals Blackford Elementary
Zachary King Childhood Obesity
Campbell Middle
Kaylie Montoya Crawdads Capri Elementary
Evelin Guzman The Warm Polar Bear
Castlemont Elementary
Vivian Mitchell Lady Ninja Forest Hill Elementary
Simone Schwartz Home Lynhaven Elementary
Allie Wen The Adventure of Pigger Marshall Lane Elementary
Angelica Nicolacoudis A Poem by a Person Who’s Related to a Stranger Monroe Middle
Cara Juan Lost and Found Again Rolling Hills Middle
Tuyet Tran Kangaroos Rosemary Elementary
Joaquín Jáuregui Escapando de la Guerra Sherman Oaks Elementary
Amanda Schwarz Firefighters Village Elementary

Support from our co-sponsors makes this event possible.

Special thanks to Assistance League of Los Gatos-Saratoga, Barnes & Noble – Stevens Creek, and School Innovations & Achievement.
Interested in becoming a co-sponsor? Please email Marla Sanchez, or call 408-341-7254.