Local girl places in play contest
Chloe Rust gets third place
A 13-year-old Lake Oswego girl earned a top spot in a two-state writing contest.
Lakeridge Junior High School seventh-grader Chloe Rust won third place in Oregon Childrens Theatres The Bully Project, a playwrighting competition for fifth- to eighth-graders in Oregon and Washington. Entrants works must convey an anti-bullying message.
Chloe is really passionate about both acting and writing, so combining the two made a lot of sense, and the result was this play, said her mother, Elissa Minor Rust. I am so proud of her not just for winning this contest, but for the quality of the play she has written and the potential it has to impact people.
Chloe received a $25 gift for Once More From the Top. The top six playwrights will present their written creations during a free community reading at 7 p.m. May 30 in the OCTs Black Box Theatre, 1939 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland. There were more than 65 submissions for the OCT contest.
OCT is a nonprofit professional childrens theater company serving more than 120,000 children each year with educational services.
In addition to her OCT competition win, Chloe took first place two years ago in a national writing contest called The Legacy Project, receiving $25,000 worth of computer software for Hallinan Elementary School as well as a desktop computer for herself.Add a comment