Creative Writing Project
Altrusa Club members have worked very hard to develop and promote their original Creative Writing Project, "Finding My Voice, Telling My Story."
In 2014, Anaheim Puablic Library and Altrusa International of Anaheim, whose mission includes promoting literacy in their communities, brought a creative writing contest to Ponderosa Elementary School. In 2018, the contest was expanded to included Olive St. and Lincoln Elementary Schools. This served as the inspiration for the Creative Writing Project which this year was introduced to Anaheim Elementary School District's 4th grade students at all 23 schools.
The project presentation students with the Finding My Voice, Telling My Story prompt and provided them with an avenue to self-reflect and use their voices while developing their creative writing skills. A panel of judges consisting of school administrators, parents and representatives from Altrusa and the Anaheim Public LIbrary chose the top essay for each school that is included in this 2019 Finding my Voice, Telling My Story zine. The zine will be a part of the Anaheim Central Libary'scollection and will be available forcheck out. The zine will also be featured at the annual Orange County Zine Festival hosted by the Anaheim Public Library in August 2020.
Altrusan Carol Latham congratuates Versa the 2019 first place winner for Horace Mann Elementary School.