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Appalachia Through My Eyes – Young Writers

Encouraging our youth to write is a good thing. Two trophies for this young girl-from a county wide writing contest which was judged blindly by local writers-not bad uh?


Appalachia Through My Eyes – A series of photographs from my life in Southern Appalachia.


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    June 8, 2011 at 1:29 am

    That is awesome. Happy for the young lady!

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    June 7, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Jim-every other day I show a photo-Appalachia Through My Eyes is the name of the series.

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    Uncle Al
    June 7, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    What is even greater is that you’ve posted her recognition! Encouragement is one of the most important things in life we can do for others!

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    June 7, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Stories like this one give me hope for future generations. In these days of instant messages and texting, it’s reassuring to know that some children still WRITE. Best of luck to that gifted girl.

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    June 7, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Congratulations to the young girl. Our writer’s conference is this weekend. We will find out who the winners of the Spring writing competition were and there were categories for youth writers, too. It is great to start writing when you are young and to get encouragement from organizations.

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    June 7, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Maybe she could write a post for you?

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    David Templeton
    June 7, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    She has a God-given talent and ability. She is blessed to have those who have encouraged her, including you, Tipper.

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    B. Ruth
    June 7, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Wonderful for her…The awards will, I think, encourage her to keep writing…next prize could be a scholarship somewhere…
    Thanks Tipper,

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    June 7, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Wonderful and so very important!

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    Dana - Old Red Barn Co.
    June 7, 2011 at 10:19 am

    I like it! 🙂

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    Sheryl Paul
    June 7, 2011 at 9:21 am

    That is great, good for her!

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    petra michelle
    June 7, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Seems everyone has the need to express, even a youngin’! Am very happy for her! :))
    p.s. It’s been a long while, Tipper, hasn’t it? It’s difficult to make the rounds since my parents’ health is declining; unpredictable from one day to the next.
    Also, I noticed that your playlist isn’t going on automatically as is the case with mine and another blogger. It must be playlist. I’ve e-mailed them about it. I assumed that the playlist automatically went on. But the music stopped on Friday, the 8th.
    Anyway, it was nice to see you, dear friend! :))

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    Jim Casada
    June 7, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Tipper–Having been fortunate enough to be in attendance at this event, I know the delight in seeing the glow of achievement shining in the eyes of aspiring young writers.
    One question–you mention a series of photos and I only found one. Has my technological ineptitude reared its ugly head once more?
    Also, there’s a passel of turnips in the garden here in Bryson City just awaiting the right appetites. Make sure Don brings you a mess (well, several messes) when you folks hike on Saturday.
    Jim Casada

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    June 7, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Yea! For that young writer and big
    congradulations to her. This is
    great to see our young folks follow their heart’s dream and be
    able to express themselves through
    their eyes…Ken

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    June 7, 2011 at 8:28 am

    That is great! Congratulations to her!!

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    June 7, 2011 at 8:14 am

    That’s fantastic! I bet someday she will be a best seller author!! It’s wonderful to see young people be able to express themselves through writing, most don’t… they spend too much time with their video games or watching television….

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    June 7, 2011 at 8:07 am

    I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about this young lady in the future!
    I have always thought it would be nice if the high schools would work with some of the local retirement homes, a sort of tell-me-a-story kind of thing where the young people who want to write can do a bio on some of the older citizens in their community. The seniors would get to tell their part of history, the young people would gain some valuable experience, and the rest of us would have some great stories to read!

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    Miss Cindy
    June 7, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Yes, Tipper, that’s great. We hear so much about the kids wild and in gangs, it’s nice to see the other side. There are lots of kids out there doing healthy kid things as they grow up.
    Congratulations to the young writer and thank you for showing us!

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    kat magendie
    June 7, 2011 at 7:23 am

    How wonderful! Congratulations to her and I hope she is encouraged to follow her dreams wherever they take her!

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    June 7, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Right, that ain’t bad; Infact that is great! Everybody has something to say, it’s just that most don’t know how to say it. How nice to see someone that young with that kind of talent and the grit to do something about it.

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