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Carroll County Schools

Four Carroll County Young Georgia Authors Advance to State Competition

Apr 28 2020

Students from the Carroll County School System recently competed in a Regional Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition, and the district had four winners that advanced to state level competition. According to the Regional Education Service Agency (RESA), 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 Language Arts Supervisors (GLAS) and the Georgia RESA Network with support from the Georgia Department of Education.

State level winners will be announced in May on the GLAS website. (

“On behalf of the Carroll County School System, I would like to congratulate each of our four regional winners and all of the students who participated in the Young Georgia Authors Competition. Not only are these students exceptional writers, but they are also premier representatives of our dedicated teachers and leaders who are committed to student success every day,” stated Dr. Jessica Ainsworth, Assistant Superintendent of School Performance.

Carroll County Regional Winners:

Kindergarten – Ithica Elementary School – Elise Brewer – “The Amazing Dragon Story”

Third Grade – Bowdon Elementary – Meg Robinson – “NYC Tarzan”

Ninth Grade – Villa Rica High – Ashley Pritchett – “She Screams”

Twelfth Grade – Villa Rica High – Owen Reece – “A Tale of Sleepy Smith Steel Strings” (Excerpt)