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Tunkhannock Area sixth graders who participated in the after school Readers Meeting Writers workshop included in the front row, from left, Rebecca Thomas, Katelyn Cordes, Ruby Moyer, Ava Wisnosky, Christian Stevens, James O’Neil, Carleigh Scholz, Lillian Kingston, and Lucas Cordes. In the back row are Olivia Sobeck, Quinn Noone, Bella McDonald-Scotti, Eliza Talcott, Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Trinity King, Madison Wagner, Lindsay Greenip, Joey Kaneski, Natalie McGoff, Katelyn Allen, and Ava Hamlett.

The Tunkhannock Area Intermediate Center has once again sponsored its ‘Readers Meeting Writers’ program for interested students.

This year famed author Susan Campbell Bartolletti spoke to 165 sixth grade students and taught a writing workshop for 18 budding writers.

Coinciding with their coverage of World War II and the Nazi Holocaust, students read her book ‘The Boy Who Dared,’ a novel she wrote in 2008 based upon the true story of Helmuth Hübener, the youngest person to be sentenced to death by the Nazis during World War II. He was arrested and killed on Oct. 27, 1942, and sent to a death penalty by guillotine.

After reading her book, the students had the chance to do some of their own writing.

Every writer will tell you the importance of reading for building the skill of writing.

A special thanks goes to the Dietrich Theater which partnered with the district on this project and to M&T Bank for its grant to make it financially happen.

It also would not have been possible without the organization of Sara Ergott, sixth grade teacher.