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Celebrate Campbell Union School District's 


Wednesday, November 20, 2013 @ 7 p.m.

Campbell Union School District's 11th Annual Rising Young Authors awards and book-signing event is slated for Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at 7 p.m.

NEW LOCATION: Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 3600 Stevens Creek Blvd. (corner of Stevens Creek Blvd. and San Tomas Expwy.), in San Jose.

The Rising Young Authors are a select group of students whose exemplary short stories and poems were among hundreds entered in the District’s annual Writing Faire. Judges review the eligible entries for technical excellence, focus, structure, use of creative expression, vocabulary, word combinations, and originality in ideas and/or presentation of ideas. Only one author is chosen per school per year in grades 3 through 7.

Sponsors of the awards program include Campbell Union School District, Barnes & Noble, and the Assistance League of Los Gatos-Saratoga.

To read and buy the Young Authors books, please click on the book titles listed below. 
(Purchase of these publications supports district writing programs.)

2013 Rising Young Authors – First Place Winners

Alexis Lopez
Blackford School


Taryn Leger
Campbell Middle School


Haley Tran
Capri School


Avery Tomlin
Castlemont School


Phoebe Chou
Forest Hill School


Mason Cazalet
Home School


Jaery Marlene Mendez
Lynhaven School


Annie Vertin
Marshall Lane School


Maya Sjoblom-Powell
Monroe Middle School


Anna Kondratyeva
Rolling Hills Middle School


Arely Ceja
Rosemary School


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Ruth Melton
Sherman Oaks Community Charter School


Emma Griffin
Village School





2012 Rising Young Authors

Author of the Year at Blackford Maritza Campos - My Solar System Trip

Author of the Year at Capri Benjamin Wolter-Bousquet - TT the Robot Saves the World

Author of the Year at Castlemont Amanda Silva - The Hollywood Blast

Author of the Year at Forest Hill Alexis Weisend - The Missing Treasure

Author of the Year at Lynhaven Serendipity Tinsley - Cheetah Girl

Author of the Year at Marshall Lane Callie Fitch - POSTER:  My Family Metaphor Poem

Author of the Year at Monroe Middle Jennifer Bueno - Amara's Web

Author of the Year at Rolling Hills Middle Megan Tobias - The Window in the Wall



Author of the Year at Rosemary Miguel Gonzales Aguirre - POSTER:  Hawk Warrior

Author of the Year at Sherman Oaks Bryceida Valencia - La Pequeña Araña Problemática

Author of the Year at Village Kassidy Tolbert - The Real Me


Prior years - Rising Young Authors











The first-place Rising Young Authors participate in an awards ceremony followed by a book-signing event where they autograph their award-winning books for fans.
















2013 Rising
Young Authors -
Second Place Winners

Congratulations to these accomplished writers!

Blackford: Elizabeth Butler

Jennifer “Rosy” Baker

Safareh Jafiri and Amanda Silva

Forest Hill:
Sadie Crome

Marshall Lane: Hana Tobias

Rolling Hills Middle:
Janice Teoh

Madina Traeva

Sherman Oaks:
Bryceida Valencia

Clara Walter























Be a part of the celebration!

There are many ways to be a part of the Rising Young Authors program.

  • Help teachers publish student books.
  • Be a guest judge of the student's written works.
  • Donate prizes to the students or their school's library.
  • Assist with the Writing Faire.

Contact Marla Sanchez @ 408-341-7254 / msanchez[at]campbellusd[dot]org


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