Van Buren eighth grader Maria Trusty was notified in April that she was selected as a semi-finalist in the state Letters about Literature competition for her letter to J.K Rowling.
Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to that author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters are judged on state and national levels. Tens of thousands of students from across the country enter Letters About Literature each year.
Maria has been invited to attend the Letters About Literature awards ceremony and luncheon to be held on Saturday, May 3rd at the Main Branch of the Cleveland Public Library. Maria is the daughter of Alvin and Anjie Trusty.