Five students from Gainesville High School finished strong at the state literary competition. The competition is sponsored annually by the Georgia High School Association and consists of 11 events ranging from humorous to dramatic interpretations.
Pramoda Karnati was state runner-up in rhetorical essay with scores of 94 and 90.
Logan Harr (boys solo with scores of 88 and 83), Sam Terray (humorous interpretation with scores of 89 and 95), Lauren Mauney (personal essay with scores of 94 and 91, all ranked fourth.
David Davenport was fifth in the state in domestic extemporaneous speaking with scores of 88 and 85.
The GHS team A won the first round of Moody’s mega math challenge. GHS is one of the top 16 percent of mathematically inclined schools. If they win the second round, they get to go to Washington, D.C., for an all-expenses-paid trip for the finals.
Team A members are Pramoda Karnati, Max Sumner, Mayra Razo, Julia Tang and Pratyusha Karnati.
Julie Truelove placed first in the Kiwanas Showcase and received a $2,500 scholarship.