Congratulations to Jay M Robinson Middle School of Charlotte and Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy of Rutherford County (pictured above), our 2019 The Quill State Champions!

Saturday, December 7 marked the 2019 State Finals of The Quill, the state writing competition for middle and high school students in North Carolina.  The event was hosted by Hope School and saw students responding to 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 local editor Bobby Burns speak about his experiences as a writer.

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

 High school

1- Thomas Jefferson Classical

2- Northwood HS

3- The Early College at Guilford

4- South Iredell HS

5- Gray Stone Day

6 - Simon G Atkins HS

7 - Brunswick County Early College HS

8 - Northwest Guilford HS

9 - Northwest Cabarrus HS

10 - Chatham School of Science

Argumentation State Champion:  Bri Thompson of Simon G Atkins HS

Creative Writing State Champion: Lauren Duncan of Simon G Atkins HS

Literary Analysis State Champion: Cole Powell of Thomas Jefferson Classical

Problem/Solution State Champion: Cierra Gutsch of Crossroads Arts and Sciences


Middle School

1- Jay M Robinson MS

2- Hanes Magnet MS

3 - Mount Mourne School

4 - Hope MS

5 - Gray Stone Day

6 - Mount Airy MS

7 - Brown Summit MS

8 - EB Aycock MS

9 - Thomas Jefferson Classical

10 - Falls Lake Academy


Argumentation State Champion: Jackie Fan of Jay M Robinson MS

Narrative State Champion: Rachel Joel of Jay M Robinson MS

Informative/Explanatory State Champion: Anya Morsey of Hope MS

Problem/Solution State Champion: Rohan Deshparde of Jay M Robinson MS