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Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Four Young Georgia Authors Win First Place at RESA Competition


HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – Four Houston County students won first-place at the Young Georgia Authors’ Writing Competition sponsored by the Middle Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) competition.  They now advance to the RESA state competition.


The young authors submitted original essays, stories or poems on any subject matter.  The first-place winners are listed by grade, along with the title of their essay or story and school. 

« Kindergarten – Allie Hutto, Dear Mr. Trump, Kings Chapel Elementary

« 6th grade – Kyra Teal, Art Competition, Feagin Mill Middle

« 9th grade – Nicole Morales, Artistic Sunset, Northside High

« 12th grade – Andrew Utter, The Ghost Ship Incident, Perry High


Middle Georgia RESA consists of the following counties:  Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Monroe, Peach and Twiggs.  The purpose of the Young Georgia Authors writing competition is to encourage students to develop enthusiasm for and expertise in their writing, to provide a context to celebrate their writing successes, and to recognize student achievement in arts and academics.


This prestigious competition has been engaging Georgia students for more than two decades and is open to any student currently enrolled in Georgia publicschools, grades K -12. The competition is offered by the Georgia Council of Teachers of English (GCTE) with support and cooperation from the Georgia Department of Education.


For more information, please contact Amanda Yoh, Language Arts (K-5) Coordinator at 478-988-6224, ext. 10236, or Amanda.Yoh@hcbe.net, or Amy Fouse, Language Arts (6-12) Coordinator, at ext. 10238, or Amy.Fouse@hcbe.net.


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