Literary Team Wins Region

The JHS literary team placed first at the GHSA Region competition held in Conyers. Led by Ms. Elizabeth Kelley, JHS students competed in writing, public speaking, singing and acting at the annual event.

In her first year at the helm, Kelley was joined by additional literary coaches, including Ms. Savannah McIlrath, Mr. Nick Helfrick and Ms. Elaine Wilder. The competition included multiple categories, including essay writing, extemporaneous speaking, oral presentation, chorus and solo performances.

Abigail Foreman placed first in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking and Sabryna Galendez placed first for Literary Analysis Essay Writing. Foreman, a junior, went on to win the state championship.

Literary Region Championship Team and Events:

  • Abigail Foreman, Extemporary Speaking (Domestic)
  • Lauren Westberg, Extemporary Speaking (International)
  • Catherine Griffin, Rachel Wells (alternate), Essay Argumentative 
  • Hannah Parker, Sara Cullinan (alternate), Essay Personal
  • Sabryna Galendez, Denton Alexander (alternate), Essay Rhetorical
  • Jayla Beasley, Dramatic Interp0retation
  • Gabe Purdum, Humorous Interpretation
  • Lex Dolezal and Charlie Camden, Duo Interpretation
  • Learyn McDaniel, Jayla Beasley and Caylinn Haas, Literary Trio
  • Gabe Purdum, Riley Sullens, Keagan Walker and Marcus Smith, Literary Quartet