The Northeast Alabama Community College chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta, the English honorary for two-year colleges, is proud to announce its winners of the 2019 Writing Competition for students in area middle schools and high schools. NACC’s Epsilon Alpha chapter began sponsoring the high school/middle school competition in 2001. Since then, students from Jackson, DeKalb, Madison, Cherokee, and Marshall counties as well as Dade County, Georgia, have proudly displayed their writing talent. Each year the college asks area teachers to submit poetry, fiction, and essays from students in grades 7-9 and 10-12. These entries are then judged by a panel of Sigma Kappa Delta members and NACC faculty. The top three students in each area of each division are given certificates and are recognized at NACC’s annual awards day program. Additionally, the student’s work will be published in the upcoming edition of the Aurora, the college’s literary magazine.
This year’s competition was quite successful. The college received ninety-two entries from schools in DeKalb County, Jackson County, Cherokee County, Marshall County, Cornerstone Christian Academy, Mountain View Christian Academy, Scottsboro City, and Fort Payne City systems. The winners are as follows: Fiction 7-9—1st Reagan Gatewood (Cornerstone), 2nd Gracie Davis (Boaz Middle School), 3rd Caitlyn Hilley (Cornerstone); Poetry 7-9---1st Brianna Green (Gaylesville High School), 2nd Madison Kilgore (Flat Rock), 3rd Alex Akins (Fort Payne Middle); Essay 7-9---1st Emma Crawford (Fort Payne Middle) 2nd Laurel Shugart (Fort Payne Middle), 3rd Neida Juarez Chun (Fort Payne Middle); Fiction 10-12---1st Garrett Cantrell (Collinsville), 2nd Morgan Crisson (Crossville), 3rd Matthew Ferguson (Cornerstone); Poetry 10-12---1st Morgan Ross (Skyline), 2nd Abram Peek (Cornerstone), 3rd Kennedy Barron (Pisgah); Essay 10-12—1st Will Ashley (Cornerstone), 2nd Allei Ward (Cherokee Co.), 3rd Erin Bush (Crossville).
Congratulations to all these talented students and their teachers. The teachers who are responsible for working with these students are Kathy Henson (Cornerstone Christian), Bonnie Franklin (Skyline), Carey Ellison (Pisgah), Casey Hansard (Cherokee Co.), Pam Gifford (Collinsville), Carla Luther (Crossville), Elisabeth York (Gaylesville), Adam Boozer (Flat Rock), Jeannie Woods (Fort Payne Middle), and Candice Richardson (Boaz Middle).
For more information about the literary competition sponsored by Northeast, please contact Mr. Jeff Hawes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-638-4418 or 256-228-6001, ext. 2278.
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