The Chattooga County School System recognized the 2018 Young Georgia Authors’ district winners on April 12, 2018 at the Young Georgia Authors’ Banquet.

Young Georgia Authors is a state-wide writing competition to encourage the creative and academic efforts of the students in grades K through 12 in any genre of writing, including poetry, short stories, essays, journalism, research, personal narratives, and any other student writings.

Each submission is judged at the local level to determine a winning writing piece from each grade level within the Chattooga County School System. These winning pieces become the school system’s district winners. Afterwards, district winner’s writing submissions are sent to the Northwest Georgia RESA office to be judged for a chance to win at the Northwest Georgia regional level. Chattooga County Schools are proud to announce the following students were district winners in this year’s Young Georgia Author’ competition:

* Sawyer Mowry was recognized as Chattooga County’s Kindergarten winner for his story entitled “Chattooga Wrestler”. Sawyer also went on to win 1st place at the regional level for Kindergarten submissions. As the regional winner, his story advanced to the state level competition.

* Emma Murdock was recognized as Chattooga County’s first grade winner for her story, “My Family”.

* Xaylon Rollins was recognized as Chattooga County’s second grade winner for his story, “Nabi”.

* Alex Durham was recognized as Chattooga County’s third grade winner for his story, “Favorite Vehicles”.

* Kendal Zuniga was recognized as Chattooga County’s fourth grade winner for her story, “The Beagle”.

* Jayla Rich was recognized as Chattooga County’s fifth grade winner for her story, “The Broken Memory”.

* Cheyanne Blackmon was recognized as Chattooga County’s sixth grade winner for her story, “Goodbye Dixie”.

* Chloe Bass was recognized as Chattooga County’s seventh grade winner for her story, “Who Fired the Shot?”

* Kobi Farmer was recognized as Chattooga County’s eighth grade winner for his story, “The Drums of War”.

* Eli Hosmer was recognized as Chattooga County’s ninth grade winner for his story, “The Alt-Right Movement”.

* Grace Hill was recognized as Chattooga County’s tenth grade winner for her story, “Shieva”.

* Kaelei Woodall was recognized as Chattooga County’s eleventh grade winner for her poem, “Battles with Depression”.

* Abby Hosmer was recognized as Chattooga County’s twelfth grade winner for her poem, “Where I’m From”.

We are so proud of each of these students and their accomplishments. We would also like to thank the amazing teachers who stand behind our students day by day and help them reach their goals. Writing is

such a vital part of life, and the students and teachers at Chattooga County Schools should be commended for their dedication and success in this area.