Monday, February 09, 2009

Fayette County Students Win Awards at Regional Literacy Competition

After months of rehearsing and winning school and county-level competitions, students from Bennett’s Mill Middle, Fayette Middle, Oak Grove Elementary and Rising Starr Middle brought home awards from the 2009 Griffin RESA Regional Literacy Days Festival.

A total of five students placed in the poetry recitation portion of the festival. They are Ethan Scheper, Oak Grove Elementary, third grade, first place; Abby Scheper, Oak Grove Elementary, fifth grade, third place; TaNia Nash, Fayette Middle, sixth grade, first place; Diana Ricketts, Rising Starr Middle, seventh grade, third place; and Lexus White, Bennett’s Mill Middle, eighth grade, third place.

In addition to the poetry recitation winners, Livi Cote’, a seventh grader at Rising Starr Middle, took second place in the ready writing portion of the competition.

The Griffin RESA Regional Literacy Days Festival is a regional competition among elementary and middle schools in the Griffin RESA region which consists of Butts, Fayette, Henry, Lamar, Newton, Pike, Spalding and Upson counties.

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