RHS Brings Home a Top Award at SPC Literary Festival


Faith Jones at the SPC Literary Festival holding her certificate for Critic’s Choice for Dramatic Scene.

RHS students attending the SPC Literary Festival.

On Saturday April 15th, students attended the annual Southwest Prairie Conference Literary Festival at Joliet Central High School.  The festival celebrates the writing talents of students in our local SPC conference. Hundreds of submissions are gathered from the different high schools in the categories of Poetry, Short Story, Drama, Essay, and Descriptive Sketch.  In addition, attendees meet authors and attend writing workshops to learn more about their craft.

When the awards ceremony came around at the end of the day, RHS senior Faith Jones received the top prize of Critic’s choice in the Dramatic Scene category for a section of her original screenplay Blaming You, John Hughes.  The title is a nod to the famous 80’s writer/director of such films as The Breakfast Club and Ferris Buller’s Day Off, and the story features a girl with 80’s nostalgia for teenage rom/coms who ends up as the center of her own love triangle.

Although Faith enjoys many forms of creative writing, this was her first attempt at a screenplay. Not a bad start and maybe we will see her name someday on the big screen.