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Students prepare for district literary event

It's time for the annual District 10 Literary Competition. The competition challenges students in academics. Events in this year's competition include essay writings, extemporaneous speaking or impromptu speaking, dramatic interpretation, spelling, and solo, trio and quartet singing.

Thomson High English teacher Kelly Flanders and chorus director Janet Bailey are the "coaches" for the 2006 team. While Mrs. Flanders is working on the academic side of the competition, Mrs. Bailey is focusing on the arts.

"The literary competition is designed to highlight student academics in a fun, competition based setting," said Mrs. Flanders. "The students really look forward to it all year, and so do I."

There are 15 District 10 schools, but only 10 will actually compete in the event at Wrens Baptist Church later this month.

"This is a wonderful chance for our chorus students that excel to go a bit beyond a regular chorus situation," Mrs. Bailey said. "Competition always brings out the best in people young and old, and this may be the event that brings them to the next step."

Web posted on Thursday, February 2, 2006

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