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Hall school district announces winners of writing contest
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The 2016 Hall County Creative Writing Contest poetry and short story winners have been announced.

The contest was started by Michele Hood in 2010, and this year’s coordinator is East Hall Middle School teacher Jennifer Godwin.

• The eighth-grade poetry winners were: 1st place, Andrew Scharmer of Da Vinci Academy for “350oz”; 2nd place, Abby Stanley of East Hall Middle School for “Seasons”; 3rd place, Luke Kane of Da Vinci Academy for “Mayella.”

• The seventh-grade poetry winners were: 1st place, Luke Gaddis of Chestatee Academy for “The School Wall”; 2nd place, Molly Narvil of Chestatee Academy for “Drugs”; 3rd place, Breeza Zamora Aguilar of Chestatee Academy for “The Unknown Cycle.”

• The sixth-grade poetry winners were: 1st place, Brantly Bush of Davis Middle School for “Baseball”; 2nd place, Samuel Westbrook of Davis Middle School for “Mystical Dreams”; 3rd place, Ma’Kylar Morris of Davis Middle School for “The Game.”

• The eighth-grade short story winners were: 1st place, Juliza Abrego of South Hall Middle School for “And Her name was Betsey”; 2nd place, Jake Fernandez of Da Vinci Academy for “Snow Globe”; 3rd place, Trey Grimsley of Da Vinci Academy for “Rock-N-Roller.”

• The seventh-grade short story winners were: 1st place, Marissa Woo of Da Vinci Academy for “The Audition”; 2nd place, Abigail Boyer of Chestatee Academy for “Free”; 3rd place, Ansleigh Campbell of East Hall Middle School for “Bully.”

• The sixth-grade short story winners were: 1st place, Autumn Hollers of Davis Middle School for “Charlie and the Unexpected Adventure”; 2nd place, Ella Hart of Davis Middle School for “The Story of Chloe”; 3rd place, Chloe Smith of South Hall Middle School for “Life in the Amazon.”

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