Southern Lakes Anthology Project

Students that are in grades 3-8 had the opportunity to participate in the Southern Lakes Anthology Project. This project offers the chance for young authors and artists to have their work published.  Students are encouraged to create works of prose, poetry, art, cartoon, or illustrated writing connected to the year’s theme. This year’s theme was…ACTION. Under the direction of Lyndsi Braunschweig, Lyndsay Scheibel and Lyssa Lauersdorf, more than 100 students placed entries at our district! From there, only 24 students were selected to have their pieces move on to the final judging. Those students include: Luke Hartz, Alyssa Hucke, Simon Loesing-Turks, Karah Butler, Kiya Imig, William Mattert, Chloe Mellenberger, Lia Nicholson, Faith van de Baan, Elizabeth Barganz, Olivia Prange, Ramiya Siewert, Tyler Yanke, Mathew Yanke, Sarah Seaborn, Madalyne Thorman, Bailey Wagner, Sam Buetow, Josh Mielke, Ashlee Walk, Jack Dotzler, Bella Herman, Minnie Hintz and Howie Olszewski.

On January 24, representatives from 35 other districts joined together to select the final pieces to be published in the Southern Lakes Anthology book. It is so exciting to share that 9 students from the Johnson Creek School District were were selected to have their work published in this year’s anthology. Below includes a list of each student that was selected, their grade level, the genre of their work and the title. Congratulations!


Luke Hartz, grade 3, art, Taking Flight

Simon Loesing-Turks, grade 3, art, One-on-One

William Mattert, grade 4, art, Growing

Faith van de Baan, grade 4, art, Prancing Horse

Lia Nicholson, grade 4, illustrated writing, The Day I was Late!

Elizabeth Barganz, grade 5, poetry, The Boat on the Sea

Ramiya Siewert, grade 5, art, A Tiger Song

Sarah Seaborn, grade 6, illustrated writing, The Hunt

Howie Olszewski, grade 8, art, Big Bass


Elementary Anthology Winners
Elementary Anthology Winners
Middle School Anthology Winners
Middle School Anthology Winners

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