Thomas Wolfe Memorial announces winners of 2022 Student Writing Competition

Press release from Thomas Wolfe Memorial:

The Thomas Wolfe Memorial invited local students grades 4 to 12 to participate in the annual “Telling Our Tales” Student Writing Competition. While best known for his novels, Thomas Wolfe also wrote many short stories. This competition was based on the example of Wolfe’s story, published in The Hills Beyond (1941), “Return of the Prodigal: The Thing Imagined.” Students submitted their own work of fiction inspired by the words of Thomas Wolfe. Cash awards were sponsored by the Friends of Thomas Wolfe for each three age groups.

Congratulations to all who participated, there were many great stories submitted this year. The winners are:

Elementary School
1st – Nayelli Hoelscher, Hendersonville Elementary School, 5th Grade
2nd – Ella Charlotte Oblinsky, Bruce Drysdale Elementary School, 5th Grade.
3rd – River Ruiz, Hendersonville Elementary School, 5th Grade.

Middle School
1st – Laura Hunt, Asheville Christian Academy, 7th Grade.
2nd – Lillie Thompson, Rugby Middle School, 8th Grade.
3rd – Samuel Steed, Rugby Middle School, 8th Grade.

High School
1st – Cheyenne Sherman, East Henderson High School, 12th Grade.
2nd – Graham Neelon, School of Inquiry and Life Sciences, 9th Grade.
3rd – Lola Houston, Hendersonville High School, 11th Grade.

For more information contact the Thomas Wolfe Memorial 52 N. Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 253- 8304 or visit

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