Received votes for first place:
Courtney Calvert, who had two votes for first
Received votes for second:
Received votes for third:
As promised, here are some samples of the winning entries and the comments of the judges:
By Courtney Calvert
With a name like his, there was no hope of going unnoticed. But Phillip Screwdriver had never been sent to the principal’s office because of his name before. Consequently, he was wary as he sat on the not so comfy chair in the principal’s stifling hot office. When Mr. Aldrich finally came in, Phillip’s hair was sticking to the back of his neck and he was convinced that he wouldn’t last the whole year in this Arizona heat. As he saw Mr. Aldrich raise the gun however, he realized he might not survive the next few minutes.