Forty-four Mariners attended the ceremony held at the historic Los Angeles Times building, and MC’d by Raq-C from Latino 96.3 FM. An authors’ panel, including Luis Rodriguez, writer of Always Running, La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A., shared how they got started writing. Kids got snacks, lunch, and a backpack of goodies including a Dodger blanket. Donna won first place in the 6th-8th grade division, and received a laptop, plus four tickets to Disneyland. Congratulations Donna!