CARROLLTON, GA – Six Carrollton City Schools student authors are heading to state competition after winning the region contest in the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition.
Rebekah Mosteller took first grade honors with “The Hidden Door;” fifth grader Liberty Thomaston is representing the district with “How Deep is Our Why;” eighth grader Jayden Kennedy is representing the district with “The Countdown;” ninth grader Niyla Denson is showcasing her work “Where I’m From;” 10th grader Autumn Martin took honors with “Diane Drewitt’s Point of No Return;” and 11th grader Karley Hagan is representing the district with “One Big Enigma.”
The six won top honors in the West Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency regional competition held in March that featured other school district winners from Carroll, Coweta, Harris, Heard, Meriwether, and Troup counties.
According to the state Department of Education, the purpose of the Young Georgia Authors (YGA) writing competition is to encourage students to develop enthusiasm for and expertise in their writing, to provide a context to celebrate their writing successes, and to recognize student achievement in arts and academics.
The competition has been engaging Georgia students for more than two decades and is open to any student currently enrolled in Georgia public schools, grades K-12. It is sponsored by the Georgia Language Arts Supervisors (GLAS) and the Georgia RESA Network with support from the Georgia DOE.
Top row from left are Rebekah Mosteller, Liberty Thomaston, Jayden Kennedy, Niyla Denson, Autumn Martin, and Karley Hagan.