The Quill

 

Teams of four students must create written products given a prompt from a specific text type. The Quill is an original competition developed in cooperation with the North Carolina Reading Association (NCRA), and is aligned with Common Core standards.

 

The Quill is a writing competition in which teams of four students must create written products given a prompt from each of four text types.The Quill is an original competition developed in cooperation with the North Carolina Reading Association (NCRA). The middle school competition is aligned with the new Common Core Standards.

Congratulations to JN Fries Magnet Middle School of Concord and Hickory High School, our 2016 Quill State Champions!

Congratulations to Hope Middle School of Greenville (pictured above) and Hickory High School, our 2017 The Quill State Champions!

NCASA is pleased to announce Regional winners and State Final Qualifiers for The Quill!

On Monday, March 21, students across North Carolina sat down to computers at their home schools to respond to on-demand writing prompts in regional competitions for The Quill, a writing competition presented by the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities.  Prompts covered the core curriculum types of Argumentation, Problem/Solution, Narrative Writing (middle school), Creative Writing (high school), Informative/Explanatory (middle school), and Literary Analysis (high school).  Middle school students were asked to solve the problem of reducing drunk driving and to use information from a supplied article to explain how the response to the Ebola epidemic could have been more effective.  High schoolers were asked to imagine that they were sent to start a new colony on a distant planet, and to argue for or against raising the federal minimum wage.

NCASA held the fourth annual The Quill on demand writing competition this past Saturday, March 22, hosted by Atkins A&T High School. Finishing in first place among high schools with a final score of 91.3 was Northwood High School of Pittsboro.  Team members for Northwood High School are James Calhoun, Frances Beroset, Jacob Friedman, and Rachel Crawford. 

Finishing in second place was Atkins A&T High School of Winston-Salem with 83.3 points. Finishing in third place with 81.6 points was Cleveland High School. Compete standings are shown below:

  1. Northwood HS
  2. Atkins A&T HS
  3. Cleveland HS
  4. Brunswick Early College HS
  5. Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy
  6. Northwest Guilford HS
  7. Myers Park HS
  8. Lee Early College HS
  9. Newton-Conover HS
  10. Lexington Senior HS

The North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities held the fifth annual The Quill on demand writing competition today, hosted by Atkins A&T High School. Finishing in first place among high schools with a final score of 87.9 was Northwood High School of Pittsboro.  Team members for Northwood High School are Amanda Peele, Frances Beroset, Hudson Moore, and Rachel Crawford. 

Finishing in second place was Cleveland High School with a score of 84.3 Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy finished in third with a score of 83.3. Compete standings are shown below: