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Rudich wins award for best prose

Grey Cloud Elementary student Rick Rudich was awarded the Lillian Wright Award for Best Prose in Grades K-4 for his story, "The Hundred Billionth Time."

The story was selected for publication in the annual COMPAS anthology of student writing, and he read it at the publication event for the book Saturday, Dec. 9. Rudich received a $100 U.S. Savings Bond and the school will receive a $100 contribution from the Wright Foundation to purchase library books.

His parents, Joe and Margaret Rudich, and his grandparents, Carl and Mary Rudich of St. Paul Park, and Bob and Helen Marrier of Cottage Grove, attended the event with him.