Eagleville, PA (PRWEB) November 29, 2005
DNA Press announces the winner of the "Ard Righ: The Sword On The Stone" writing competition. The competition, open to all high school-aged students, was for the best interpretive essay about Mr. Ray Cattie's book "Ard Righ: The Sword On The Stone" (ISBN 0-9748765-2-6): students had to write an original interpretive essay entitled ""King Arthur as the archetypal hero: how is he relevant to the 21st century reader?" that addressed the plot of the book "Ard Righ: The Sword On The Stone." The editors at DNA Press judged the essays, with the finalists being judged by Mr. Cattie.
Montour High School (McKees Rocks, PA ) student Alyssa Harrington, sponsored by AP Language and Composition teacher Amy Jarosinski, wrote the first prize-winning essay. Alyssa will be awarded $100 and her essay will be published as an appendix to the second edition of ARD RIGH: THE SWORD ON THE STONE. Alyssa 's essay will also be published at the DNA Press website http://www.dnapress.com and http://www.amazon.com, as well as on the author's website http://www.raycttie.com. In addition, she will also receive an autographed copy of "Ard Righ: The Sword On The Stone," as well as a certificate of achievement signed by the editors and the author himself. “Alyssa wrote a very insightful essay,” explains author Ray Cattie. "Her interpretations of the story were very perceptive. As a writer, I am excited that Alyssa comprehended the intricate relationships and understated metaphors between Arthur and the concept of the "archetypal hero" we so urgently need to revere in today's world. As a teacher, I am thrilled that she expressed her comprehension in such an eloquent way. Nicely done!"
Ray Cattie’s book "Ard Righ: The Sword On The Stone," (ISBN 0-9748765-2-6) is available at http://www.amazon.com and wherever books are sold. Distributor for DNA Press: http://www.ipgbook.com. Book price: $19.95. Binding: Cloth. Pages: 296. Raymond L. Cattie is a freelance writer and a teacher of composition and creative writing. He lives in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
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