Floyd County Schools announced the district winners in the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition today. 

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.

Students must make it through the school level, district level, and RESA level competitions in order to advance to the state-level competition. The next stage of the competition will be at the RESA level on Friday, March 7, 2024. 

Congratulations to the 13 Floyd County Schools district winners:

Kindergarten: “How You Get a Pet” by Avalyn Leverett (Model Elementary School)

1st Grade: “Do You Want to Be a Teacher?” by Landry Broome (Armuchee Primary School)

2nd Grade: “Purmaids! A New School” by Greer Bowden (Johnson Elementary School)

3rd Grade: “The Brave and Adventurous Family” by Casey Blythe (Johnson Elementary School)

4th Grade: “Beauty” by Sophia Anglin (Alto Park Elementary School) 

5th Grade: “How to Change the World with Optimism” by Evryn Bollen (Coosa Middle School)

6th Grade: “The Moonstone” by Aria Hancock (Model Middle School)

7th Grade: “Meet Me at My Place” by Ellia McClain (Armuchee High School)

8th Grade: “The Solitude” by Peyton Evans (Coosa High School)

9th Grade: “I am Thankful For” by Ma’Kayla Leach (Armuchee High School)

10th Grade: “Space Debris and How it Impacts Us” by Callie Vreeland (Pepperell High School)

11th Grade: “Don’t Blink” by Sophie Thacker (Armuchee High School)

12th Grade: “The Goat Story” by Kaili Wheeler (Armuchee High School)