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Riordan & Holmes Win at Regional YGA Writing Competition

The Georgia Council of Teachers of English (GCTE) has a yearly Young Georgia Authors (YGA) competition.  The “competition is to encourage students to develop enthusiasm for and expertise in their writing, to provide a context to celebrate their writing successes, and to recognize student achievement in arts and academics.” (More information can be found here on the GCTE website).  We are proud of Rachel Riordan and Mary Holmes for representing GHS well and winning at the regional competition! Their writings will move onto state level, with the results being released in June.

Students Place in GA Poetry Contest


Griffin High students participated in a poetry contest put on by the Georgia Poetry Society.  The Marel Brown Prize is a two-tier contest with prizes awarded annually by the Georgia Poetry Society for poetic achievement by students grades 6-8 and grades 9-12.  For more information check their site here.

There were 152 entries statewide and Griffin High had two students recognized! school had more than one student recognized.  Victoria Starr won 1st place Honorable Mention and Dequarius Cleveland won 4th place Honorable Mention.  Congratulations!  Here is the published list of the winners.