This year’s Region 2-AAA Literary Meet was hosted at Appling County High School for the first time in school history. A total of five schools participated in the region contest on March 2. The Appling County High School team captured second place with the second highest number of points in the region behind Southeast Bulloch High School.
Individual winners were as follows: boys extemporaneous speaking - Jacob Bell - third place; girls extemporaneous speaking – Jennifer Vo - first place; girls dramatic interpretation - Mayra Duran - fourth place; boys dramatic interpretation - J.J. Mincey - fourth place; girls essay - Lauren Sellers - fourth place; boys essay - Campbell O’Steen- first place; girls solo - Ashton Davis - first place; boys solo- Terrence Gibson - first place; boys quartet - John Thomas Kimbrel, Jalone Nails, Terrence Gibson, and Micah Poblete - first place, and girls trio - Brittney Perez; Ashton Davis, and Hope Thomas- third place. April Sellers, ACHS literary coordinator, wishes to thank the many staff members and student volunteers of the high school who helped with the event.
The students who placed first in their events advanced to the state competition, which was held at Veterans High School on March 16. ACHS students represented the high school very well at the State level as well. Jennifer Vo and Ashton Davis both won fourth place in their respective events, which is exceptional with such fierce competition at the state level. The highlight of the day was when the boy’s quartet won state for their musical selections, beating out all other quartets in the division that competed at the state meet.
The literary team is directed by April Sellers and Karen Davis.