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James River High School wins 1A Creative Writing State Championship for 4th time

posted May 10, 2013, 2:16 PM by bcps web
The James River High School creative writing team brought home the State 1A Creative Writing championship for the fourth time prompting Principal Jamie Talbott to remark, “They now have as many state championships as the girl’s softball team.”

The creative assembly of writers and students of Rebekah Woodie found out Monday, May 6 they had one another title. Botetourt County School board honored the team at the May 9 regular meeting without Woodie,  but who had art teacher Dorothy Barnett deliver her remarks. Two members seniors Trent Smith and Megan Wentworth placed first place with a short story by Smith and a poem by Wentworth. Other members who received superior ratings were seniors Hannah Austin, Morgan Rakes and Maggie Grumbine and Sophomore Kayleigh Neeley.  ” We had 5 superior ratings and 1 excellent rating, “  read Barnett. ” We far out scored the competition. Our students worked hard…they have much to be proud of and they never gave up.” Grumbine and Smith were in events for the school and could not attend.

School superintendent Dr. Tony Brads gave kudos to all of the students who participated in awards for the evening. Each school board member received a copy of the  state competition booklet so they could read the winning team’s State Championship creative writing!

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