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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).

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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.


 

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The Quill State Finals 2014

NCASA held the fourth annual The Quill on demand writing competition this past Saturday, March 22, hosted by Atkins A&T High School. Finishing in first place among high schools with a final score of 91.3 was Northwood High School of Pittsboro.  Team members for Northwood High School are James Calhoun, Frances Beroset, Jacob Friedman, and Rachel Crawford. 

Finishing in second place was Atkins A&T High School of Winston-Salem with 83.3 points. Finishing in third place with 81.6 points was Cleveland High School. Compete standings are shown below:

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

The following winners were also recognized in the individual events:

  • Meredith Hemphill (3-time champion) of Atkins A&T HS in the Argumentation category.
  • Erika Grandstaff of Cleveland HS in the Creative Writing category.
  • James Calhoun (2-time champion) of Northwood HS in the Problem / Solution category.
  • Jacob Friedman of Northwood HS in the Literary Analysis category.

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

Finishing in first place among middle schools with a final score of 87.3 was Lucas Middle School of Durham (pictured above).  Team members for Lucas were Miranda Straubel, Hannah Fogel, and Mary Johnson.

Finishing in second place was Jay M Robinson MS of Charlotte with 84.0 points. Finishing in third place with 74.3 points was Hickory Ridge MS of Harrisburg. Compete standings are shown below:

  1. Lucas MS
  2. Jay M Robinson MS
  3. Hickory Ridge MS
  4. Mount Mourne School
  5. (tie) JN Fries Magnet, Lakeshore MS
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  7. 71st Classical MS
  8. North Iredell MS
  9. Ligon GT Magnet MS
  10. Shepard Magnet MS

The following winners were also recognized in the individual events:

  • Miranda Straubel of Lucas MS in the Argumentation category.
  • Hannah Fogel of Lucas MS in the Narrative category.
  • Sydney Isom of Lakeshore MS in the Informational category.

Last Updated (Sunday, 30 March 2014 11:14)

 
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