Stephen Decatur High School students placed in the 6th Annual State of Maryland International Reading Association Council (SoMIRAC) High School Young Authors contest. Above, from left, are sophomore Jess Maddy, first; senior Holly Thiel, second; Creative Writing teacher Kim Patrick; senior Alexis Adelsberger, third; and sophomore Jonathan Phippin, second.  The contest required a submission of an original story, essay, and/or poem.  Maddy will go on to compete at the state level in late March. Submitted Photos