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Cover Story - June 10, 2022

Sofia Lucas: First-place winner, young adult category

Sofia Lucas lives in Menlo Park and is an 11th grader at Woodside Priory School. She loves reading (of course), writing (of course) and learning about the world through books, music, and languages. Ever since reading about the war in Bosnia that took place in the 1990s, Sofia has had a special interest in the topic. "I think this is because of the stark contrast between the enormous amount of tragedy that took place there compared with the little knowledge people tend to have about it," she said. Sofia hopes that through her writing, other people can learn about the war that had happened there. "I thought that forgetting about it risked letting it happen again."

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