Simank, Nelms get top award in Lone Star Writing event

Mar ia h Simank and A nna Nelms, ju n ior s at Dr ippi ng Springs High School, earned first place in the 2012 Lone Star Writing Contest, co-sponsored by the Interscholastic Press League Conference and the Texas Press Association.

Simank is the daughter of Stephen and Valerie Simank of Dripping Springs and the granddaughter of Carole and Dennis Simank of the San Gabriel community.

The students wrote a feature article on Gilbert Tuhabonye, a runner who founded Gilbert’s Gazelles, an Austin training group, as well as the Gazelle Foundation which works to build water projects in Burundi.

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