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 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:

 

Administration of the Regional Competitions for The Quill completed on February 20. Middle schools and high schools all over North Carolina competed at the Regional level for the chance to advance to the March 22 State Finals hosted by Atkins A&T High School in Winston-Salem. Schools qualifying for the State Final are shown below:

West High School Regional

  1. Atkins A&T HS of Winston-Salem (Meredith Hemphill, Chris Perez, Simone-Elise Honeycutt, John Henry Jackson)
  2. Ardrey Kell HS of Charlotte
  3. Myers Park HS of Charlotte
  4. Thomas Jefferson Classical of Spindale
  5. Newton Conover HS

East High School Regional

  1. Northwood HS of Pittsboro (Frances Beroset, Jacob Friedman, Rachel Crawford, James Calhoun)
  2. Cleveland HS
  3. Lee Early College HS
  4. Brunswick Early College
  5. Northwest Guilford HS

Northwood High School and Jay M Robinson Middle School take state titles.

NCASA held the third annual The Quill on demand writing competition on Saturday March 2 hosted by Lexington Senior High School. Finishing in first place among high schools with a final score of 91.0 was Northwood High School.  Team members for Northwood High School are James Calhoun, Frances Beroset, Jacob Friedman, and Quinn Kerscher. 

Finishing in second place was Northwest Guilford High School with 89.3 points. Finishing in third place with 86.4 points was Atkins A&T High School. Compete standings are shown below:

  1. Northwood HS
  2. Northwest Guilford HS
  3. Atkins A&T HS
  4. Lexington Senior HS
  5. Hickory HS
  6. Newton Conover HS
  7. High Point Central HS
  8. Myers Park HS
  9. Gates County HS
  10. Lee Early College HS

The following winners were also recognized in the individual events:

  • · James Stallings of Northwest Guilford HS in the Argumentation category.
  • · Aliyah Wright of Lexington Senior HS in the Creative Writing category.
  • · James Calhoun of Northwood HS in the Problem / Solution category.
  • · Tumi Mabaso of Atkins A&T HS in the Literary Analysis category.

This was the first NCASA State Title for Northwood HS.

 

NCASA held the Regional Competition for The Quill on February 6-8. Students competed at their home schools and submissions were sent to the judges. The judges scored each submission and the results are as follows:

High School East Region

1 - Northwood HS

2 - Northwest Guilford HS

3 - Page HS

4 - High Point Central HS

5 - Gates County HS

6 - Lee Early College HS

High School West Region

1 - Atkins A&T HS

2 - Newton Conover HS

3 - Lexington Senior HS

4 - Myers Park HS

5 - Hickory HS

6 - Thomas Jefferson CA

Middle School East Region

1 - Central MS

2 - Elizabeth City MS

3 - Lexington MS

4 - JN Fries MS

5 - Hickory Ridge MS

Middle School West Region

1 - Jay M Robinson MS

2 - Mount Mourne School

3 - Piedmont Community Charter

The top five schools from each region will advance to the March 2 State Final hosted by Lexington Senior High School.

The North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities held the second annual The Quill on demand writing competition this past Saturday, hosted by Lexington Senior High School. Finishing in first place with a final score of 90.5 was Atkins A&T High School.  Team members for Atkins A&T High School were Meredith Hemphill, D'Bravius Blackwell, Keshaunna Goode, and Tumi Mabaso. 

Finishing close behind in second place was Lexington Senior High School with 89.7 points. Finishing in third place with 85.8 points was Newton Conover High School. Myers Park High School and WH Page High School rounded out the top five.

For immediate release:

The North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities held its first ever State Finals Saturday, February 26 in the General Classroom Building on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC.   Finishing in FIRST PLACE in The Quill on-demand writing competition with a final score of 82.7 was Myers Park High School of Charlotte.  Team members for Myers Park HS were Amanda Stroud, Kate Randazzo, Hassan DuRant, and Zoe Pruitt.