Young Writers Project

Congratulations to Fifth Graders, Noah Macauley and Keira Yardley, for having their writing published in the October 9th issue of the Burlington Free Press Young Writers Project. Here are their pieces.

“Feel of the Waves”

by Noah Macauley

I’m in the sea, floating on my board, my best friend beside me. I smell the salty sea air, feel small waves gently rocking my board, water rushing all around me.

Now comes the perfect wave. I start running, my heart pounding. Right as it is about to crash over me, I launch onto the wave on my board. The wave lifts me up and I laugh. I feel as if I can do anything. I experience the feel of the waves.


by Keira Yardley

I’m in the start gate, feeling excited. I have my pole planted in the crunchy snow, feeling my boots airtight around my feet.

My mind is thinking about the path I will take, watching as the skier in front of me swiftly moves into the crowd of cheering people.

I hear the countdown. “Three, two, one, go!”

I push with all my might onto the course, turning around each gate, smiling through my neck warmer, feeling the freezing wind burning my cheeks.

Out of the corner of my eye I see ski tips coming closer. My heart pounds faster; my mind swirls with thoughts.

I push myself harder, crouching into my tuck.

I race to the finish line, stopping with a cloud of snow coming from my skis and blocking my view.