Wyoming Center for the Book

A non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation affiliate of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress.


CHEYENNE - Top honors have gone to three Wyoming students in the 2006 Letters About Literature Contest. Letters About Literature encourages students to read, be inspired and write back to their favorite authors.

The Wyoming Center for the Book awarded Worland student Greg Luegering first place in Level III (grades 9-12) for his letter to author David Baldacci about the book, The Simple Truth. Kristi Mingus from Powell placed first in Level II (grades 7-8) with her letter to Mary Hahn about her book, Daphne's Book. Britney Titensor from Thayne placed first in Level I (grades 4-6) with her letter to Deborah Ellis about The Breadwinner.

More than 700 Wyoming students and 47,000 students nationally participated in Letters About Literature. Letters About Literature is a national reading and writing promotion program of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, sponsored in partnership with Target Stores. Target, along with its parent company Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), gives back more than $2 million a week to its local communities through grants and special programs. Since opening its first store in 1962, Target has partnered with nonprofit organizations, guests and team members to help meet community needs.

All three first place winners advanced to national competition. Luegering, Mingus and Tietensor each received a $100 cash award from the Wyoming Center for the Book and a $50 Target gift card. Second place winners received a $50 cash award and third place winners received $25. All semifinalists and those receiving honorable mentions received certificates. (list below)

For more information about Letters About Literature or other Wyoming Center for the Book activities, contact Tina Lyles, Coordinator, at 307-777-6338, tlyles@wyo.gov

For a full list of winners, click here
To see what they were reading this year, click here

Contact us

For more information, or to suggest a link:

Tina Lyles, coordinator
Wyoming Center for the Book
2800 Central Ave.
Cheyenne WY 82002
Fax 307/777-6289

Last Updated 3/31/06