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NESA student wins top prize in San Antonio writing contest

The talented students at North East School of the Arts (NESA) at Lee High School have proven their creativity in the inaugural San Antonio Book Festival Fiction Writing Contest.

Of the 20 winners and finalists, ten are NESA students.

Rhyanne Saul, 9th grader at NESA, took home the top prize for the 9-10 grade category with her story "Going Down" about how an elderly man spends his last day. Rhyanne was surprised by the San Antonio Public Library Foundation and the Texas Cavaliers in class Monday, February 3. They presented her with a $150 award. The school was also presented with a $500 check.

Rhyanne's essay will be presented at the San Antonio Book Festival April 5.

Here are the other NESA winners and finalists: Margaret Stephens, Holly Rice, Daniela Sandoval, Madeline Carrola, Rhiannon Greer, Carly Thornton, Megan Chandler, Dominique Coleman, and Annika Gloade

NESA Student Rhyanne presented with $150 check

(l to r) Lee High School Principal Rick Canales, San Antonio Public Library Foundation President Tracey Ramsey Bennett, NESA student Rhyanne Saul, Texas Cavaliers Publicity Chairman Clint Hennessey

Rhyanne with her family

Rhyanne pictured with her family

SAPLF presents NESA with $500 award(l to r) Lee High School Principal Rick Canales, Creative Writing Teacher Amy Stengal, San Antonio Public Library Foundation President Tracey Ramsey Bennett, Texas Cavaliers Publicity Chairman Clint Hennessey

Posted on February 3, 2014