Courtesy of Rhinelander School District
James Williams Middle School eighth grader Lily Alsteen was recently honored by the Wisconsin Outdoor News magazine’s annual Youth Writing Contest sponsored by Cabelas.
Lily took first place in the poetry division where she won a cash prize and a plaque. The contest received entries from all over the state of Wisconsin including entries from the 8th grade science and language arts classes at James Williams Middle School.
The writing contest asked students to put their outdoor experiences on paper to share with readers of the Wisconsin Outdoor News magazine in either prose or poetry form. Wisconsin Outdoor News will now enter Lily’s poem in the 2016 Norm Strung Youth Writing Competition, which is sponsored by the Outdoor Writers of America Association, Safari Club International, the Izaak Walton League of America and Delta Waterfowl. Lily will have a chance to win additional cash prizes.
Lily is the daughter of Gary Alsteen and Stacy Nolden of Rhinelander and her sponsoring teachers are Lisa Brunette, Alexis Koshollek and Jeff Skubal.