McAllen High sophomore, Estefani Carrasquedo, won first place in the Abydos Dana K. Barber Student Writing Awards in the grades 9-12 prose category for her writing titled “One Last Look” it was announced Feb. 24. This is a writing contest done by the New Jersey Writing Project of Texas now named Abydos Learning International. In order to enter, students must have a current teacher who has been to the three-week institute. Her teacher is Jennifer Rodriguez. Carrasquedo will attend an awards ceremony March 29 in Dallas.