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Four Dawson County students advance to state-level writing competition
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The Board of Education building at 28 Main Street. - photo by Erica Jones

Four Dawson County students recently won the regional level of the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition and will now advance to compete at the state level in early April.

According to Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Nicole Lecave, the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition, which has been an annual occurrence for over 20 years and is open to any Georgia public school student from K-12, is aimed at helping students develop their writing skills and recognizing them for their successes.  

Each year, one student from each grade level in the district is selected to compete at the regional level, and the best pieces of writing go on to be judged at the state level. 

“Dawson County Schools had four students win the RESA Level Competition, which includes the 15 school districts represented by Pioneer RESA,” Lecave said. “The winning entries advanced to state and will be judged at the state level competition in early April. State-level winners will be announced on the Georgia Language Arts Supervisors website and the Georgia Department of Education website.”

The Dawson County students who advance to the state level competition are Black’s Mill Elementary School first-grader Lyla Green with her piece “Batty Scared of Dark”, Black’s Mill second-grader Sophia Taylor with “A Scary Halloween”, Dawson County Middle School sixth-grader Scarlett Duncan with “One Last Goodbye” and Dawson County High School senior Angel Roberts with “Changes”

Lecave said that having four students advance to the state competition is an honor for the school system and that she and the rest of the school administration are proud of the students’ accomplishments. 

“We are very proud of our Young Georgia Author Winners advancing to the state-level competition,” Lecave said. “We are very grateful to our schools and teachers for supporting this academic competition and providing our students with the opportunity to be recognized for their writing successes.”