Congratulations to Hope Middle School of Greenville and Hickory High School (pictured above), our 2017-2018 The Quill State Champions!

Saturday, December 2 marked the 2017-2018 State Finals of The Quill, the state writing competition for middle and high school students in North Carolina.  The event was hosted by Margaret B Pollard Middle School of Chatham County and saw students answering prompts in Argumentation, Problem/Solution, Narrative (middle school), Creative Writing (high school), Informative/Explanatory (middle school), and Literary Analysis (high school).  

 In addition to the 90-minute on-demand writing session, students heard novelist Karen Pullen speak about her experiences as a writer.

 The following are our top ranked schools and individual winners in each event:

 High school

1- Hickory High School

2- High Point Central High School (State Runner-Up)

3- NC School of Science and Mathematics (State Second Runner-Up)

4- Atkins A&T High School of Winston-Salem

5- Providence High School of Charlotte


Argumentation State Champion:  Andrew Blosse of High Point Central High School

Creative Writing State Champion: Riley Shaner of Northwood High School

Literary Analysis State Champion: Sophie Rice of Hickory High School

Problem/Solution State Champion: Daniel Winkleman of Atkins High School


Middle School

1- Hope Middle School of Greenville

2- Horton Middle School of Pittsboro

3 - Jay M Robinson Middle School of Charlotte

4 - Northview IB Middle School of Statesville

5 - Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy of Rutherford County


Argumentation State Champion: Laura Zlan of Jay M Robinson Middle School

Narrative State Champion: Kate Stryker of Valley Springs Middle School

Informative/Explanatory State Champion: Anisha Sadhele of EB Aycock Middle School

Problem/Solution State Champion: Lexi Spivey of Horton Middle School


Congratulations to all participating schools and students for a wonderful job!