Parrott students win variety of writing contests
Arendell Parrott Academy writing award winners are, front row, from left, Sydney Golding-Fort, Kaitlyn Iannace, Rachel Norris and Ele Elden; back row, Caroline Hort, Jackson McCarren, A.W. Tribula, Joah Briley, Isha Omer, Ellen Jones and Will Joyner. Not pictured: Grace Blair, Daksh Gahlot and Henri Paris. Submitted photo
Arendell Parrott Academy middle school students have been busily penning essays, speeches, and poems that have won recognition in a variety of contests.
In the Daughters of the American Revolution research essay contest, seventh-grader Grace Blair and eighth-grader Isha Omer each won first place and will compete at the district level. Their essays explored the effects of the 19th Amendment.
In the Soil and Water Conservation Speech Competition, Omer and Rachel Norris each won at the local level, with Norris also winning at the district level. Sixth-graders Will Joyner and Joah Briley won the district competition for PowerPoint and poster, respectively. All district winners move forward to state competition.
School winners for the Grannie Annie essay contest were Caroline Hort, A.W. Tribula, Sydney Golding-Fort and Kaitlyn Iannace. This competition encourages students to write memoirs about their family, many of which are published on the Grannie Annie website.
Just in time for April’s Poetry Month celebration, five Parrott students had their work selected for publication in the 2018 Creative Communications Poetry Contest: Jackson McCarren, Ellen Jones, Ele Elden, Daksh Gahlot and Henri Paris.
Parrott eighth-grade English teacher Carol Edwards said, “Our students work hard on their writing, and we’re always delighted when their work receives recognition.”