Southport Young Author finalists and their families celebrated their hard work with a get-together in the Media Center. Guest author, Jessica Warren, came by to talk about her book Prime Time Kid, and inspired Southport’s top writers with her advice on the writing process. The top winners, announced during the celebration, will go on to district competition on May 9th, and include Porcelain Beauty by Anastacia Kastis, I Think I Love You by Alina Fuentes,  and Operation Ransom by Jason Thomaselli. Good Luck Southport Students!!  Thank you to all the participants and their families who came out to support Southport’s young authors!  Pictured here are: Christian Oravec, Conner Smith, Michael Melara, Jason Thomaselli, Jacob Bartoli, Tristan Greene, Derek Curry, Jessica Warren, Alexandra Rogers, Candyse Minniefield, Jaynell Pittman, Brittany Vonstein, Alina Fuentes, Anastacia Kastis, Janelys M. Ojeda, Raisa Asim, Josephine Debiase, Jaycie Tate, Brodie Leonard and Hannah Norman.