3rd Grade Writing Contest Winner, Yours Truly

Article from when I won the third grade short story competition at the Orange County Fair.

First place winners in the Orange County Fair’s writer-illustrator competition for two or more persons aged eight and nine are Damien Riley, right, and Michael Pierce, both of Mission Viejo. Damien Penned the story while Michael supplied the illustrations for Swimmy the Turtle. Both youths share other interests, Damien in the third grade string class of the 1978 honors orchestra playing his violin and Michael playing baseball hitting for the highest average on his team, the Mesa Verde Giants.

Author: Damien Riley

I'm an online diarist, blog film critic, & podcaster. My views on films and life are often 'left of center' on, but I have respect for other viewpoints. I married my high-desert princess (now my queen). We have 3 children.

2 thoughts on “3rd Grade Writing Contest Winner, Yours Truly”

    1. Mike hi! Long time no see. Yeah, I’d say these are quite the “dudes” winning this competition and all. Hope you are doing great my old friend.

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