The NCASA Quill writing competition was held at Lexington High School on Saturday March 2, 2013. Seventeen schools, ten high schools and seven middle schools, competed in the state finals. LSHS senior, Aliyah Wright, won her state title in the Creative Writing category. Wright chose the fiction work The Color of Red as the topic for her winning composition. The Lexington team consisted of three additional writers, all seniors: Colin Beamer, Mary Caroline Sharpe, and Katelyn Dezego. They also had a stellar showing beating out 6 other teams ultimately finishing in 4th place.
The Lexington Middle School team finished in sixth place, but managed to attain an individual state championship. Simone-Elise Honeycutt's story about a shape-shifting creature earned her a state title in the Narrative category. As a stand in for an absent team member, Honeycutt seized the opportunity to show off her writing abilities and it paid off with a championship!
The Quill is an on-demand writing competition created by NCASA in which each student team member from a school writes on a different prompt. For more information about the Quill competition or NCASA, visit http://ncscholastic.org.
A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL PARTICIPANTS!!