Williams Heights' students recently competed in a system-wide Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition for Kindergarten through twelfth grade. We are so pleased to announce our school winners, as well as two students who were named district winners!
Kindergarten: LillyAnne H.
1st: Walt S.
2nd: Blakely V. (School and System Winner)
3rd: Audrey B. (School and System Winner)
4th: Ezrial T.
5th: Cash C.
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. Unlike many writing competitions, YGA does not provide a prompt to which students must respond or provide any other boundaries to their genre choice or creativity beyond a 1900-word maximum length.
This prestigious 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. The competition is sponsored by the Georgia Language Arts Supervisors (GLAS) and the Georgia RESA Network with support from the Georgia Department of Education.
We appreciate the efforts of our teachers for their continued focus on literacy, for encouraging students to develop writing that represents their best efforts, and for providing a context to support and celebrate the writing successes for all students. We wish Blakely and Audrey best of luck as their stories compete at the RESA level. Go Hawks!