Students who are taking Italian at Bellaire High School and Pin Oak Middle School entered projects in a literary contest organized and sponsored by the Italian Consulate and the Committee of Italian Residents Abroad. Italian journalist and archeologist Valerio Massimo Manfredi presented the winners with certificates during the 10th Conference of Italian Researchers in the World, which was held at the Italian Consulate on Dec. 6.
The title of the contest was “Writing the New Europe: Italian Publishers, Authors, and Readers in the Digital Era.” In their entries, the students wrote about their favorite books and literary characters, as well as the influence reading has had on their lives.
Bellaire first-place winners were Macias Angelica, Luz Rodriguez, Martina Khurana, Anna Jorgensen, Sara Sdringola, Jasmine Repreza, and José Muñiz. Juan Torres, Giulio Patriarchi, Agor Huynh, Edylizette Orozco, Neva Cermola, and Chelsea Pulido won special prizes.
Pin Oak first-place winners were Giulia Sdringola, Claudia Patriarchi, Alex Geis, and Anthony Rao, and Sophia Casetta won a special prize.
Consolation prizes were awarded to a number of students as well.