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In our community: Hall has 3 regional winners in Young Georgia Authors contest
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Mount Vernon Exploratory School Principal Jennifer Westbrook is pictured with Young Georgia Authors regional winner Annalise Williams and first-grade teacher Kaitlin Smith. - photo by For The Times

Out of 13 grade-level contests, Hall County Schools had three regional winners in the Young Georgia Authors competition.

The Hall regional winners were Annalise Williams, first grade, Mount Vernon Exploratory School, “Robin Rescue”; Jake Eaton, seventh grade, North Hall Middle School, “Journey”; and Jocelyn Meza, eighth grade, Da Vinci Academy/South Hall Middle School, “El Norte.” 

Each of these students won the grade-level district competition and then competed with grade-level winners from the 15 school systems in the Pioneer Regional Educational Service Agency Region: Banks, Dawson, Fannin, Franklin, Gainesville City, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Mountain Education Charter High School, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White County.

Student submissions can be short stories, poetry, essays, journals, personal narratives, reports or other original student writing, and they are judged on the four domains in the Georgia Performance Standards: ideas, organization, cohesiveness and language. 

Hall County’s regional winning writing entries moved on to the state-level competition for the final round of judging. 

Information from Hall County Schools news release

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