Saturday May 25th, 2024 10:36AM

Hall County students named finalists in Young Georgia Authors competition

By Regan Spinks, AccessWDUN Staff

Several students within the Hall County School District were recognized as finalists in the 2021 Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition.

The Young Georgia Authors competition, sponsored by the Georgia Council of Teachers of English in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Education, is a writing competition open to any student enrolled in Georgia public schools in grades K-12. The purpose of the contest is to encourage students to develop enthusiasm for writing and to recognize student achievement in arts and academics, per a release from the Hall County School District.

Competition entries must fit within a 1900-word limit, but students are not given a prompt or other guidelines to adhere to when writing. Entries may include short stories, poetry, essays/literary criticism/analysis, journalism, academic research reports, personal narratives or other original student writing.

Each school district chooses a winner from each grade level to compete at the regional level through Pioneer RESA. This year’s representatives from the Hall County School District are:

  • Levi Lavender, Riverbend Elementary, Kindergarten
  • Sutton Thomas, Spout Springs Elementary, First Grade
  • Maggie Hall, Mount Vernon Elementary, Second Grade
  • Anthony Allison, Spout Springs Elementary, Third Grade
  • Annalise Williams, Mount Vernon Elementary, Fourth Grade
  • Camille Nix, Mount Vernon Elementary, Fifth Grade
  • Phoebe Owens, North Hall Middle, Sixth Grade
  • Lily Morgan, North Hall Middle, Seventh Grade
  • Athena Vachtsevanos, North Hall Middle, Eighth Grade
  • Jenna Patten, West Hall High, Ninth Grade
  • Tanner Foreman, North Hall High, Tenth Grade
  • Skylar Rose Dillon, Flowery Branch High, Eleventh Grade
  • Ashley Magana, West Hall High, Twelfth Grade
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