Fulton Mansion State Historic Site Educator Chandler Wahrmund recently announced the winners of the Mansion’s 10th annual Spooky Stories Creative Writing and Art Contest with local schools.

This was the tenth year for fourth and seventh grade contestants from the Aransas County Independent School District to participate in the contest as a class assignment. Fourth and seventh grade English, language arts, and reading instructors were instrumental in drumming up excitement for the contest. High school art teacher Katie Ledbetter also encouraged her students to submit spooky artwork for the contest’s cover page.

The Fulton Mansion announced that Connor Hale was the fourth grade first place winner of this year’s contest with his Spooky Story, “Evening at Oakhurst.” Ella King placed first in seventh grade with her story, “The Scavenger Hunt.” The winning stories, along with second place, third place, and honorable mentions, will be published by the Fulton Mansion in a Spooky Stories 2019 booklet. It will be available for purchase in the Fulton Mansion museum store. Jaqueline Ransom’s artwork will be featured on the cover as the Spooky Art winner.

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