THE 2019 CURWOOD SAGA WINNERS were introduced during the Curwood Festival board meeting on Wednesday evening, April 10. They include (from left) Lincoln Smith, Ryan Dahl, Connor Norton, Claire Ardelean and Marin Macklin. Denice Grace of the Curwood Board, organizer of the Curwood Saga Contest, is shown in the center.

   Lincoln Smith, 10, attends Corunna Schools. He was awarded $150 for his story, “Lost.” Smith’s mother is Veronica Anderson.

   Ryan Dahl, 12, attends the Owosso Middle School. His parents are Charles and Lauri Dahl and he was awarded $100 for second-place in his age division for his piece, “Sunset on Desor Peak.”

   Connor Norton, 13, also attends the Owosso Middle School. His parents are Aaron Norton and Janelle Nelson. Norton was given $250 for first-place in his division for his story, “Adventures of the Great North.”

   In the high school division, Claire Ardelean, 14, homeschooled, was awarded $300 for her piece, “The Best Places on Earth,” in the 9th through 10th-grade division.

   Lastly, in the high school division for 11th through 12th-graders, the $500 scholarship winner was awarded to Marin Macklin, 17, and homeschooled, for her story, “In the Darkest Places.” Macklin’s parents are Janice Macklin and Chris Macklin.

    The Curwood Festival board remains busy, though they are grateful for the number of service organizations willing to help with the festival. The board is always seeking out more volunteers. More information is available at

(Independent Photo/Karen Mead-Elford)

2019 Curwood Saga winners was last modified: April 19th, 2019 by Karen Elford