photo from previous event

NCASA is pleased to announce Regional winners and State Final Qualifiers for The Quill!

During the week of October 21, students across North Carolina sat down to computers at their home schools to respond to on-demand writing prompts in regional competitions for the state writing competition, The Quill.  Prompts covered the core curriculum types of Argumentation, Problem/Solution, Narrative Writing (middle school), Creative Writing (high school), Informative/Explanatory (middle school), and Literary Analysis (high school).  

Students competed to move on to the December 2 State Final hosted by MB Pollard Middle School in Chapel Hill. There, after a morning of writing, students will be treated to speaker and published author Karen Pullen of Chapel Hill.

Regionals divided the state into East, Central, and West divisions.  The following schools and individuals advanced to the State Final:

East Regional High Schools:

1 - NC School of Science and Mathematics

2 - Brunswick Early College HS

3 - Wayne School of Engineering

Also advancing - Creative Writing from Southern Wake Academy

Central Regional High Schools:

1 - SG Atkins A&T HS

2 - Concord HS

3 - Northwest Guilford HS

4 - High Point Central HS


Also advancing - Creative Writing from Northwood HS

West Regional High Schools:

1 - Providence HS

2 - Hickory HS

3 - Newton-Conover HS

East Regional Middle Schools:

1 - Hope MS

2 - EB Aycock MS

3 - Wayne School of Engineering

Also advancing - Informational from Highland MS

Central Regional Middle Schools:

1 - JN Fries MS

2 - Horton MS

3 - Silk Hope School

Also advancing - Narrative and Information entries from MB Pollard MS

West Regional Middle Schools:

1 - Thomas Jefferson Classical

2 - Jay M Robinson MS

3 - Newton-Conover MS

4 - Northview MS

Also advancing - Narrative from Valley Springs MS