Youth writing top finishers

Three Knox County teens were selected as winners of a writing contest inspired by the Knoxville appearance of best-selling young adult author Kerri Maniscalco in September.

Kelsey Craighead, left, Knoxville Catholic High School junior, took first place ($100); Kathryn White, center, Hardin Valley Academy junior, second place ($75), and Pierce Gentry, Central High freshman, third place ($50).