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Central wins state in literary
Other schools also fare well
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Forsyth County News
Forsyth Central High School students cleaned up at the recent state literary competition.

For the third year in a row, the school took home top honors at the event, where literature is performed, researched, discussed or written about in a competitive setting.

Central students who received individual awards in Class AAAA included: Sam Little and Hannah Bryson, first place for dramatic interpretation; and Katie Diem, first for essay; and Joe Erickson, third for essay.

In addition, Heather Marshall took first place for solo, with Jordan Mitchell finishing second.

Group singing awards went to Central's Leslie McDaniel, Sonnett Moore and Avery Rabbitt, who finished third in girls trio, and Patrick Cheeves, Jonathan Eder, Brent McDaniel and Jordan Mitchell, who received fourth in boys quartet.

Central choral director Jan Stage said just getting on the team is an honor in itself.

"Literary is a big thing at our school, and it is an honor to be chosen to compete on our team," Stage said. "We knew going into the event we had a very strong team."

The county's other public high schools also fared well at the literary competition.

In Class AAAAA, North Forsyth student Jessica Butler won third place for dramatic interpretation.

South Forsyth students Dinesh Gurpur, Joe Cummings, Rob Banks and BenCabitt took home first for boys quartet in the same division.

West Forsyth students earned several honors in Class AAA.

Mitchell Jones won third place for solo and Alfred J. Kamczyc received fourth place for extemporaneous speaking, or debate, on current world events.

The boys quartet of Marshal Foster, Mitchell Jones, Ryan Proplesch and Marcus Terry won third place.

Organized by the Georgia High School Association, this year’s state literary competition was March 23 in Warner Robins.

According to the GHSA Web site, literary aims to “promote an appreciation for study of music, speech and other fine arts through region and state competitions.”

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