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Teams of four students must create written products given a prompt from a specific text type. The Quill is an original competition developed in cooperation with the North Carolina Reading Association (NCRA).

The Quill - Overview

The Quill is a writing competition in which teams of four students must create written products given a prompt from each of four text types.The Quill is an original competition developed in cooperation with the North Carolina Reading Association (NCRA). The middle school competition is aligned with the new Common Core Standards.


 

Last Updated (Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:02)

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The Quill State Finals 2015

The North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities held the fifth annual The Quill on demand writing competition today, hosted by Atkins A&T High School. Finishing in first place among high schools with a final score of 87.9 was Northwood High School of Pittsboro.  Team members for Northwood High School are Amanda Peele, Frances Beroset, Hudson Moore, and Rachel Crawford. 

Finishing in second place was Cleveland High School with a score of 84.3 Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy finished in third with a score of 83.3. Compete standings are shown below:

  1. Northwood HS
  2. Cleveland HS
  3. Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy
  4. Lee Early College HS
  5. Atkins A&T HS
  6. Newton Conover HS
  7. Brunswick Early College HS
  8. Lexington Senior HS
  9. Surry Early College HS

The following winners were also recognized in the individual events:

  • Garrett Lee of Cleveland HS in the Argumentation category.
  • Rachel Crawford of Northwood HS in the Creative Writing category.
  • Carrie Sauder of Myers Park HS in the Problem / Solution category.
  • David Advent of Cleveland HS in the Literary Analysis category.

This was the third consecutive NCASA State Title for Northwood HS in The Quill.

Finishing in first place among middle schools with a final score of 92.5 was JN Fries Middle School of Concord.  Team members for JN Fries were Simone McFarlan, Liam Custer, Charlotte Alcon, and Melia Eaton.

Finishing in second place was Jay M Robinson MS of Charlotte with 81.7 points. Finishing in third place with 80.9 points was Carrington MS of Durham. Compete standings are shown below:

  1. JN Fries MS
  2. Jay M Robinson MS
  3. Carrington MS
  4. Lucas MS
  5. Mount Mourne MS
  6. Wayne School of Engineering
  7. Lakeshore MS
  8. Chowan MS
  9. Lexington MS

The following winners were also recognized in the individual events:

  • Simone McFarlan of JN Fries MS in the Argumentation category.
  • Charlotte Alcon of JN Fries MS in the Narrative category.
  • Melia Eaton of JN Fries MS in the Informational category.
  • Alexis Haig of Jay M Robinson in the Problem / Solution category

This was the first ever State Title for JN Fries MS and the first time ever we have had three individual winners from the same school.

A State Champion trophy was presented to both winning schools. Second and third place trophies were also presented to schools. Trophies were also presented to each individual event winner.  Medallions were awarded to each student from the first, second, and third place schools.

Last Updated (Monday, 04 May 2015 07:35)

 

The Quill - Registered Schools

The following schools have registered for The Quill. Submissions from schools in each Regional will be scored and compared against other schools in their Regional.

Middle Schools

East Regional:

  • Central MS (Gates)
  • Chowan MS
  • Davie MS
  • Elizabeth City MS
  • Enfield MS
  • Perquimans County MS
  • Wayne School of Engineering

Central Regional:

  • Carrington MS
  • JN Fries MS
  • Lexington MS
  • Mount Airy MS
  • Lucas MS
  • Neal MS
  • Rogers-Herr MS

West Regional:

  • Jay M Robinson MS
  • Lakeshore MS
  • Mount Mourne School
  • Newton Conover MS
  • Northview IB MS (ISS)
  • Randolph MS
  • River Bend MS
  • West Iredell MS

High Schools:

East Regional

  • Brunswick EC HS
  • Cleveland HS
  • Gates County HS
  • High Point Central HS
  • Lee Early College
  • Northwest Guilford HS
  • Northwest Halifax HS
  • Northwood HS
  • Southeast Halifax HS

West Regional

  • Alexander Central HS
  • Ardrey Kell HS
  • Atkins A&T HS
  • CCTL
  • Lexington Senior HS
  • Myers Park HS
  • Newton Conover HS
  • Surry Early College HS
  • Thomas Jefferson Classical

 

Last Updated (Tuesday, 24 March 2015 06:50)

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The Quill Regional Results

The Regionals of The Quill were held in early April and results were recently broadcast to participating schools. Shown below are the results from Regionals. Schools shown in bold italics advanced to the State Final.

Middle School Results

West Regional:

1 - Jay M Robinson MS
2 - Mount Mourne School
3 - Lakeshore MS
4 - Randolph MS
5 - Northview IB MS (ISS)
6 - West Iredell MS
Central Regional:
1 - JN Fries MS
2 - Lucas MS
3 - Carrington MS
4 - Neal MS
5 - Lexington MS
6 - Mount Airy MS
7 - Rogers-Herr MS
East Regional
1 - Wayne School of Engineering
2 - Chowan MS
3 - Perquimans MS
4t - Davie MS
4t - Elizabeth City MS
6 - Enfield MS
7 - Central MS
High School Results
West Regional
1 - Newton Conver MS
2 - Thomas Jefferson CA
3 - Lexington Senior HS
4 - Atkins A&T HS
5 - Surry EC HS
6 - Alexander Central HS
7 - Ardrey Kell HS
8 - CCTL
9 - Myers Park HS
East Regional
1 - Northwood HS
2 - Brunswick Early College HS
3 - Cleveland HS
4 - Northwest Guilford HS
5 - Gates County HS
6 - Lee Early College HS
7 - High Point Central HS
8 - Northwest Halifax HS
9 - Southeast Halifax HS

Last Updated (Sunday, 26 April 2015 18:05)

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