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Pictured is Mitchell middle school student Heather Franklin. Franklin was recently awarded an "outstanding writer" award by the National Council of Teachers of English. Franklin submitted a short story and poem in the NCTE's 2010 Promising Young Writer's Program. (Laura Wehde/Republic)

Mitchell student's writing recognized at national level

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For Mitchell Middle School student Heather Franklin, writing is an escape, a necessity and a talent.

"It's cool to know what other people think and what other people are dealing with. It just creates this whole new world for us to go to," she said.


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