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Flowery Branch literary team wins pair of state titles
Flowery Branch High School’s literary team won state titles in Boys Quartet and Girls Solo. Pictured standing in the center is Girls Solo state champion Brooke Blackwell. The Boys Quartet team standing, from left, are Darius Bailey, Tyler Truelove, Daniel Kiningham and Will Venson. Literary team coordinator Stacie Mavis is shown seated.

The literary team from Flowery Branch High School scored a pair of state championships on March 18 at Buford High.

Darius Bailey, Will Venson, Tyler Truelove and Daniel Kiningham teamed up for a Boys Quartet state title to add to their region championship earlier this month.

Brooke Blackwell won the Girls Solo state title to follow up her region championship. Blackwell also won the local Kiwanis Club Scholarship Competition earlier this month to advance to state in that competition, which will be held April 29.

Stacie Mavis is the literary coordinator for Flowery Branch.

Here is how Flowery Branch’s competitors placed at region:

Girls Solo: 1st, Brooke Blackwell

Boys Quartet: 1st, Darius Bailey, Will Venson, Tyler Truelove, Daniel Kiningham

Girls Trio: 2nd, Brooke Blackwell, Ali Winiesdorffer, Bailey MacPherson

Boys Solo: 2nd, Daniel Kiningham

Extemporaneous Speaking, International: 2nd, Thomas Childers

Extemporaneous Speaking, Domestic: 2nd, Gussy Inman

Dramatic Interpretation, Duo: 2nd, Bella Lunt, Julia Veiga

Dramatic Interpretation, Dramatic: 2nd, Julia Veiga

Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous: 3rd, Breeze Tipton

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