Fredrick takes first in writing contest
James Williams Middle School (JWMS) eighth grader Tyler Fredrick was recently honored by the Wisconsin Outdoor News magazine.
Tyler’s poem entitled “The Message of Winter” was selected as the first-place winner in the magazine’s annual Youth Writing Contest sponsored by Cabela’s. The contest received entries from all over the state of Wisconsin including entries selected from the 8th grade science and language arts classes at JWMS.
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 Tyler’s poem in the 2014 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.
Tyler will have a chance to win additional cash prizes. Tyler is the son of Tom and Tara Fredrick of Rhinelander and his sponsoring teachers are Karie Blemke and Jeff Skubal.