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Students Pen Winning Essays

Teacher Tonya Bess-Hodges with Kyla Culver, Miller Croke, and Asia Cofield.

Three Southampton High School creative writing students earned top honors in the East Hampton Independent newspaper’s annual Boo! Short & Scary Contest. The students’ works were selected out of a pool of 600 entries from across the east end of Long Island and were published in the Oct. 30 issue of the publication. From left, creative writing teacher Tonya Bess-Hodges is pictured with winning students Asia Cofield, Miller Croke and Kyla Culver.