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Gainesville earns Region 8 AAAAA literary championship
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Gainesville High School won the 8 AAAAA Literary Championship recently at Apalachee High School.

Andrew Kelley placed first place in the essay and advanced to State AAAAA. Gabriella Diaz won the region and later captured the state title in the girls essay.

Braz Jackson won first in extemporaneous speaking and advanced to the state contest. Emilie Gille placed third.

In the music events, Cameron Drake placed second in boys solo.

Representing the school in other categories were: Carrie Franklin in girl’s solo; Londra Irias, Liliana Esqueda and Dulce Elvira Mata-Garcia D. in girls trio; and David Israel Camargo, Cameron Drake, Victor Rosa and Cristian Mejia in boys quartet.

In dramatic interpretation, Lauren Carter placed first. Triston Wimpye placed fourth.

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