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The winners of the Discovering Young Writers Competition 2010 have been announced by Fitchburg State College.

The theme for this year's competition was "The American Dream." The event, sponsored by the English Department at Fitchburg State College, was open to students at Fitchburg High School, Leominster High School, Oakmont Regional High School and Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School.

First, second and third prizes were awarded to outstanding young writers in each participating school. All entrants will receive a certificate of participation from the English Department. First prize is $100, second prize is $75 and third prize is $50.

A reception for the winners, their families and teachers will be held at 3:30 p.m. April 27, at the Miller Oval, Miller Hall, on the FSC campus.

The winners:


First Prize: Nina Alley, teacher Garrett Zecker

Second Prize: Brooke Jacob, teacher Deborah Morand

Third Prize: Vana Xiong, teacher Deborah Morand


First Prize: Michael Driscoll, teacher Ellen Bernard-Myers

Second Prize: Stephanie Buja, teacher Ellen Bernard-Myers

Third Prize: Mackenzie Baxley, teacher Colin Davis

Honorable Mentions: Jamie Chabre, teacher Kevin Grutchfield; William Kammerer, teacher James Freel; Geena Chiumento, teacher James Freel


First Prize: Colin Smith, teacher Mark Nevard

Second Prize: Sarah Steves, teacher Zach Hertel-Thierrien

Third Prize: Ashley White, teacher Mark Nevard

Honorable Mention: Destiny White, teacher Mark Nevard


First Prize: Fong Lor, teacher Kelsey Handstad

Second Prize: Lucas LaRoche, teacher Kirsten Aubuchon

Third Prize: Connor Bailey, teacher Andrew Caouette

Honorable Mentions: Stephanie Braley, teacher Andrew Caouette; Zaccaria Donadio, teacher Holly Gerry; Kendra Payne, teacher Kirsten Aubuchon; Nataly Serratos, teacher Samantha McGuane; Holly Tata, teacher Kirsten Aubuchon; Kiera Hatzidakis, teacher Scott Zibel; Marilina Correa, teacher Scott Zibel.

The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce recently elected J. Paul Gauvin, president of Henri Enterprises, as vice chairman of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Gauvin, whose business ventures include Henri School of Hair Design, has expanded his market coverage throughout New England. This success has helped spawn WS Beauty Supply, a business that provides hair products for professionals.

Mr. Gauvin has been a longtime member of the Fitchburg Rotary Club and...

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