Article by School News Network – Shelby Johnson, a senior at Forest Hills Northern High School, won the Judges’ Choice award in the seventh annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest, for her story, “La Máscara,” (or “The Mask”) written in Spanish. Johnson has been a student in the district’s Spanish language immersion program since kindergarten. “The Mask,” is about a girl living in a dystopian, totalitarian world where everything in her life is controlled by a faceless entity, aka The Mask. When her city is bombed and the electrified fence surrounding it no longer has power, the girl escapes and finds the camp of the revolutionaries.
Johnson’s short story, along with other stories written by this year’s winners, will be published in an anthology by Chapbook Press, soon to be on bookstore and library shelves.
To learn more about Johnson’s writing and the contest, read the complete article online with School News Network.