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Arts Council Menifee coordinated a Youth Creative Writing Contest, for students in grades 6-8 in the Menifee area. The theme of the contest was ‘3 Things to Make the World a Better Place and Why’.

Students from the area’s four middle schools were asked to write their ideas and back them up with evidence and examples. All entries were submitted by May 30 and then the Arts Council Menifee Literary Arts Division judged them for originality, opinions and factual backup.

The overall grand prize winner was Abigail Young from Ethan A. Chase Middle School. She received a Galaxy Tab 4 7″ tablet, generously provided by the Menifee Best Buy store at a greatly discounted price. It also has a one year damage warranty. She also received a complete Writers’ Kit.

There were three additional complete Writers’ Kits awarded as a top prize for each school. The kits consist of writing supplies and books in a unique carry-along bag. Those three winners are:

Elizabeth Camarena from Ethan A. Chase Middle School, Kacie Gammill from Hans Christiansen Middle School and Blessin Simpson from Menifee Valley Middle School

Read the winning essays here…

Arts Council Menifee is a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts in our community.  We support the area’s visual arts, music, theater, dance and literary arts by collaborating with local organizations, businesses, school districts, Mt. San Jacinto College, and the City of Menifee to promote local talent.

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    • Menifee’s Got Talent – performers of all ages present their talent
    • Menifee Arts Showcase – artists, musicians, singers, dancers and authors perform for the public outdoors at the Countryside Marketplace
    • Summer Youth Art Institute – we provide FREE art instruction to children in targeted elementary schools through the City of Menifee’s Community Development Block Grant Program and funds from So Cal Edison.  Several local businesses and community members support the program by providing donations and services
    • Art Gallery Receptions –  stop by the Kay Ceniceros Center anytime to see our Gallery of art.  View newly hung art pieces and meet the artists at our Receptions.