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The Winners!

We are excited to announce the winners of the LeRoy Dais Young Writers Challenge. 

In first place, and published in the Nov-Dec issue, is a tie that goes to the brother and sister duo of Elise (14) and Micah Keim (16). They are the children of Jason and Amanda Keim of the Hammondville, Alabama Church of God (Seventh Day). 

In second place is Shelby Harris (17), daughter of James and Misty Harris of the Fort Smith, Arkansas church. 

We have another tie for third place — and these young ladies attend the same church: Kassidy Hinds (14) and Layne Ling (16). Kassidy is the daughter of Tim and Lisa Hinds. Layne is the daughter of Tony and Marinda Ling. Both attend the Marion, Oregon church. 

We also have an honorable mention for Lizette Ramirez (17), daughter of Leonides and Martha Ramirez of the Madera, California church. 

A special thanks to the anonymous sponsor of this contest. The three youth groups representing these writers will be sharing the award money.

We thank our participants for their bravery in submitting their work. Everyone did a great job. The scores were so close. Congratulations to them, their families, and their churches. 

See the Contest section to read all of their fine articles. We hope to see these young writers in the pages of the Bible Advocate in the future. 

Jason Overman, Editor

Sherri Langton, Associate Editor

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Jason Overman is Editor of Publications of the Bible Advocate Press. After 24 years in the publishing industry (in sales and management) with the Harrison Daily Times, Jason left his general manager’s position to join the BAP family in 2015. He has served in ministry for 30 years and currently pastors the Church of God (Seventh Day) in Jasper, Arkansas, with his wife, Stephanie, and two children, Tabitha and Isaac. Jason enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading theology, playing his guitar, and taking in the beautiful Ozark Mountains he calls home.