The Georgia High School Association Literary Meet took place March 11. Wrens Baptist Church was the location for the Literary Meet. The school sponsor is Drama and English teacher Kelly Flanders.
This contest held a variety of events including essay writing, extemporaneous speaking, dramatic interpretation, spelling, and individual, trio, and quartet speaking competitions. The schools who participated in this event also competed with THS in the One Act competition last semester.
The goals of the Georgia High School Association Literary Meet were to accumulate points for One Act and improve students' achievement in both speaking and writing events. Mrs. Flanders stated, "The purpose of this meet is to highlight academics at the high schools."
Students who participated in this event were Carl Jenkins, Kathy Robinson, Evan Luke, Christen Brown, Blake Holley, Crystal Knight, Zach Ansley, Marie Joyner, Edward Leung, Amy Wiemer, Rachel Creel, Sonya Freeman-Moss, Margaret Dowda, Jacob Powers, James Allen and Stanvoski Kitchens.
Thomson High School returned with a winning team.
Blakely Holley placed second in the boys' dramatic interpretation and Evan Luke placed fifth in the extemporaneous category. "It was definitely an experience... I've never done anything like this before, and I learned a lot and had fun. I guess that's really what counts the most," Blakely stated.
Mrs. Flanders was extremely proud of all of the team's accomplishments.
She praised their support for members of the team throughout the competition.
"I thought the students were the best, and I am very proud to take them anywhere. They supported and praised each other. It was great fun!" Mrs. Flanders said.
1) bark lit4 -- cutline: Members of the THS Literary team pose together.