Congratulations to our 2018 YGA Hall County Finalists! The works from the students listed below move on to the regional competition for the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition, and the region winners will be announced in mid-April.
|Grade||School||Student Name||Title of Work|
|K||Sardis Elementary||Luke Dudas||The Pig|
|1st||Mt. Vernon Elementary||Annalise Williams||Robin Rescue|
|2nd||Martin Elementary||Petyon Kaufman||The Best Idea Ever|
|3rd||Flowery Branch Elementary||Cameron Jones||Meeting My New Puppy|
|4th||Mt. Vernon Elementary||Aidan Voyles||Into the Night|
|5th||Wauka Mtn. Elementary||Jacelyn Smith||The Treehouse|
|6th||East Hall Middle||Jadyn Christain||Them|
|7th||North Hall Middle||Jake Eaton||Journey|
|8th||Da Vinci Academy||Jocelyn Meza||El Norte|
|9th||North Hall High||Samantha Gay||The Roots of Modern Day Medicine|
|10th||West Hall High||Rachel Brown||The Mask that Hides Us|
|11th||North Hall High||Madison Powers||My Life in a Gaming World|
|12th||North Hall High||Abigail Yori||Something is Rotten in the State of Beauty|
ABOUT THE YOUNG GEORGIA AUTHORS WRITING COMPETITION
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.
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 Council of Teachers of English (GCTE) with support and cooperation from the Georgia Department of Education.
Each school district chooses a winner from each grade level to compete at the region level through Pioneer RESA. The Hall County School District’s representatives are listed above. Unlike many writing competitions, the 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 limit. Entries may include:
- Short Stories
- Essays/Literary Criticism/ Analysis
- Academic Research Reports
- Personal Narratives
- Any Other Original Student Writing