Friday, May 23, 2008

Students Win District and State Writing Competition

AAG Note: Congratulations to this young artist from Fayette County.

One talented young author has won a statewide competition for his original composition.

Liam O’Connell of Huddleston Elementary won the Young Georgia Authors’ Writing Competition, third grade, for his entry titled “The Day I Flew Through the House.” He is the only student from Fayette who won the state competition for grades K-12.

Prior to advancing to the state competition, Liam won at the district level. Also winning at the district level in the seventh grade competition was Taylor Sturdivant of Whitewater Middle for her composition titled, “Bellerella.”

The purpose of the Young Georgia Authors’ Competition is to encourage students to develop writing that represents their best efforts, provide a context for schools to support and celebrate the writing successes of all students and encourage and recognize student achievement in writing throughout Georgia.

Liam will be recognized at the Georgia Board of Education meeting in September.

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