Carroll County High School Students Win 2017 High School Creative Writing Contest

Mar 07 2017

The Cultural Arts Division of the Carrollton Parks and Recreation held the 2017 High School Creative Writing Competition Award Ceremony on March 7, 2017.  The contest is an opportunity for students to share their literary talents and be awarded for their efforts. Out of 250 entries Carroll County students won all seven categories and were awarded cash prizes for their entries. This year the program was sponsored by the Carrollton Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, the Fulford Family Foundation, and Jill Duncan with State Farm.  Albani Berryhill, a senior at Villa Rica High School, was chosen as the first place winner ($300) in the poetry category for her entry entitled “For Those Who Adopt The Good Ones”. Logan Thomas Haynes, a sophomore at Villa Rica High School, was the first place winner ($300) in the short story category for his entry entitled, “Epidemic.”  Lya Hillburn, a freshmen from Bowdon High School, was chosen as the second place winner ($200) in the poetry category for her entry entitled, “Way of Life.”  Stephanie Cook, a senior from Central High School, was chosen as the second place winner ($200) in the short story category for her entry entitled, “The Monster Named Disability”.  Julia Claire Wilkins, a freshmen from Central High School, was chosen as the third place winner ($100) in the poetry category for her entry entitled, “Through the Looking Glass of Truth”.  Sidney Scruggs, a freshmen from Villa Rica High School, was chosen as the third place winner ($100) in the short story category for her entry entitled, “Spider”.  Brittany Shadix, a senior from Mt. Zion High School, received the CWG Choice Award ($150) for her short story entry entitled, “A Beautiful Death”.  

Mrs. Sue Wiygul Lee was the 2017 Creative Writing Guest Author.  Following the award ceremony the winning recipients participated in a workshop conducted by Mrs. Lee.