This year, 21 Hudson Middle School students celebrated the month of November, not by growing beards or moustaches, but by participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Starting in October, they met once a week before school to review resources, plan their novels, and share ideas. Club advisors Kristy Bjerk and Ashley Hammer-Paakkonen, both eighth grade language arts teachers at HMS, provided the necessary information, a little encouragement, cups of hot chocolate, and the space to meet with fellow writers. NaNoWriMo’s goal for young writers is 10,000 words (50,000 for adult writers). This year, four writers surpassed that goal: Leah Jacobson (nonfiction adventure-10,028 words), Sam Tougas (fantasy-12,233 words), Ella Swarbrick (action-10,451 words) and Taylor Yardley (realistic fiction-31,000 words).
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