Poland student wins second place in local writing contest


Bella Catheline, Staff Writer

Recently, Seminarian Reporter Jonah Spencer won second place in the The Youngstown Public Library’s Ninth Annual Danielle Scott Memorial Six-Word Memoir Contest, which was only for Mahoning County students in grades 7-12.

Most English classes from Poland in grades 9-12 submitted for the contest.

Spencer said, “I didn’t expect to win at all. I was so surprised when I got the phone call saying I has won second place.”

Spencer was alarmed when he saw an unknown number calling him, initially.

He said, “When the lady said it was someone from the library, I thought I had forgotten to return a book.”

Spencer’s memoir read: “I get those chills every time.”

Spencer said, “It was about being a senior in high school.”

He is receiving $35 and said, “You never know what could happen.”