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High School Students Compete in Annual Writers Bowl at JSU

10/30/2014

On Wednesday, October 29, more than 460 high school students from throughout the state gathered at Jacksonville State University’s Leone Cole Auditorium to compete in the 19th Annual JSU Writers Bowl. The purpose of the competition is to promote excellence in and an enthusiasm for writing. Teams of six-- consisting of two sophomores, two juniors, and two seniors-- competed in the areas of poetry and prose. Each team worked together to produce a single work following the same prompt as all other teams. Members of the JSU faculty judged the final written works, and awards were given at the end of the day. Awards were also given to individual team members who competed independently in an essay competition.   

Congratulations to the following winners--

Prose 

First Place: 

The Scheming Demons (Handley High School) 

Mierra Phillips (co-captain); Erin Wise (co-captain); Shay Sprayberry; Katie Farr; Zach Hineman (Kelly Seymour, sponsor)

Second Place:           

Veni—Vidi—Vici  (Sacred Heart Catholic School)

Laurie Beth Beyerle (captain); Anna Kerper; Justine Magadia; Olivia Simmons; Jarece Tillery; Taylor Spence (Kelly Abney, sponsor)

Third Place:   

The Ones Who Shall Not Be Named (Oxford High School)

Sierra Hill (captain); Maia Hamilton; Cecilia McGuffin; Andrew Spears; Savannah Edwards; Luis Lopez (Yevett Word, sponsor)

 

Poetry 

First Place:        

Veni—Vidi—Vici  (Sacred Heart Catholic School)

Laurie Beth Beyerle (captain); Anna Kerper; Justine Magadia; Olivia Simmons; Jarece Tillery; Taylor Spence (Kelly Abney, sponsor)

Second Place: 

The Vicious Vipers (Oxford HS)

Cheyenne Oliver (captain); Xavier Johnson; Ashley Harrison; Olivia Humphrey; Ashleigh Goodwin; Jake Hammond (Yevett Word, sponsor)

Third Place:

Plains Poets (White Plains High School)

Raegan Thompson (captain); Anna Snider; Layne Dyar; Rachel Snider; John David Pace; Jo Morrison (Holly Harmon and Dana Haynes, sponsors)

Overall Team

First Place: 

Veni—Vidi—Vici  (Sacred Heart Catholic School)

Laurie Beth Beyerle (captain); Anna Kerper; Justine Magadia; Olivia Simmons; Jarece Tillery; Taylor Spence (Kelly Abney, sponsor)

Second Place:  

The Scheming Demons (Handley High School) 

Mierra Phillips (co-captain); Erin Wise (co-captain); Shay Sprayberry; Katie Farr; Zach Hineman (Kelly Seymour, sponsor)

Third Place:     

The Vicious Vipers (Oxford HS)

Cheyenne Oliver (captain); Xavier Johnson; Ashley Harrison; Olivia Humphrey; Ashleigh Goodwin; Jake Hammond (Yevett Word, sponsor)

 

Individual Essay

First Place:

Avery Fairbanks (Section High School)  (Darla Owens, sponsor)

Second Place:

Abby McDow (Oxford High School) (Yevett Word, sponsor)

Third Place:     

Carlton Christian (Central Park Christian School)(Ms. Banks, sponsor)

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