Best Midwestern High School Writing 2013 Winners

Wrestling the Differences

Melissa S. Janecke

This piece by Melissa Janecke shows her dedication to detail. Even though she is not planning on becoming a sports writer, she looks at a story as a puzzle which has to be put together for the reader to understand. She carefully places each piece in its rightful place so that the final draft becomes a clear picture of the story.

To be answered by the student

I really loved this piece because I put a lot into it. It was difficult to get good quotes from some of the very uncooperative interviewees and even setting up some of the interviews was a challenge. I also had to do some research because I did not know exactly what wrestling involved.