Throughout the month of November, the 7th grade class at East Forest joined over 450,000 people worldwide in attempting to write an entire novel in just thirty days. They participated in the Young Writers Program (YWP) through the National Novel Writing Month event. The YWP defines a novel as a long work of fiction. In late October, the students set a personal word count goal for their novels ranging from 10,000 to 30,0000 words. They win the event by meeting their word count goal by midnight on November 30. A third of the 7th graders met their word count goals. Collectively, the 7th grade class wrote 93,219 words in November.
In the photo are the 7th grade winners of the NaNoWriMo event. From left: Brody Hartle, Johnathen Lindig, and Jacob Glass.