2021 Six Word Story Contest Winners

Each year, the Homewood Public Library challenges our local 6th-12th graders to an annual Six Word Story Contest. Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway placed a bet that he could write a story in just six words. If the legend is true, he won with “For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn.” Each year, our teens can submit two original stories. Our judges select winners from the 6th-8th grade and 9th-12th grade categories. Thank you to everyone who entered. The Library received over 300 submissions for this year’s Six Word Story Contest. Below are the selected entries for the 2021. Each winner will receive a prize pack that can be picked up via curbside.

Before unveiling our 2021 winners, be sure read our past list of selected stories:
2020 Selected Stories
2019 Selected Stories
2018 Selected Stories – October 2018
2018 Selected Stories – February 2018

2021 Selected Entries:
6th-8th Grade:
1st Place: Owens Cordell, 6th Grade, Homewood Middle School
2nd Place: Hallie Harchelroad, 6th Grade, Homewood Middle School
3rd Place: Elianna Martin, 8th Grade, Homewood Middle School
Honorable Mention: Hartley Owen, 6th Grade, Homewood Middle School

9th-12th Grade:
1st Place: Carson Hughes, 12th Grade, Vestavia Hills High School
2nd Place: Malak Abdelhalim, 11th Grade, Homewood High School
3rd Place: Janiylah Stallworth, 9th Grade, P.D. Olin-Jackson High School
Honorable Mention: America Valencia, 10th Grade, Homewood High School
Honorable Mention: Celeste Rico Cataño, 11th Grade, Homewood High School

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