Congratulations to Jay M Robinson Middle School of Charlotte and Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy of Rutherford County (pictured above), our 2021 The Quill State Champions!

Saturday, December 4 marked the 2021 State Finals of The Quill, the state writing competition for middle and high school students in North Carolina.  The event was hosted by Contentnea-Savannah K-8 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 LCPS Public Information Officer Patrick Holmes 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- Simon G Atkins

3- Ardrey Kell

4- The Early College at Guilford

5- Wayne School of Engineering

6 - Gray Stone Day

7 - Northwest Guilford

8 - Northwood

9 - North Lenoir

10 - South Iredell

Argumentation State Champion: Eric Wang of The Early College at Guilford

Creative Writing State Champion: Katrina Shauf of Thomas Jefferson Classical

Literary Analysis State Champion: James Moser of Gray Stone Day

Problem/Solution State Champion: Maylan Maxwell of Thomas Jefferson Classical


Middle School

1- Jay M Robinson

2- Smith

3 - Pollard

4 - Hanes Magnet

5 - Woodington

6 - Horton

7 - Brown Summit MS

8 - Millennium Charter

9 - Frink

10 - Gray Stone Day


Argumentation State Champion: Soren Anderson of Smith MS

Narrative State Champion: Elissa Huettel of Smith MS

Informative/Explanatory State Champion: Ishika Meel of Jay M Robinson MS

Problem/Solution State Champion: Aadarsh Jena of Jay M Robinson MS