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Moundsville Girl Wins State Writing Contest

9-year-old plans to ‘just keep writing’

August 10, 2012
By BETSY BETHEL - Associate Life Editor , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Ever wonder what happened after the tortoise beat the hare in the classic children's tale? Zara Zervos, a 9-year-old Moundsville girl, got to thinking about it, too, and decided to write a story featuring the tortoise daydreaming about how fast he would have been if he hadn't had that burdensome shell.

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