Mustang eighth grader wins writing contest

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MUSTANG, Okla. – Published authors selected an eighth grade Mustang student’s story as the winner of a local fiction writing contest.

Bridgett McGill, who is an eighth grader at Mustang Middle School, won the 2013 Carolyn A. Klepper Youth Fiction Writing Contest.

The contest was sponsored by the Friends of the Mustang Public Library and received entries from across the world, including Canada and Indonesia.

McGill submitted her story “At a Loss,” which is a modern military story that takes place in Iraq.

On Thursday, organizers will give her a plaque and $500.

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