Congratulations to Hope Middle School of Greenville (pictured above) and Northwood High School of Pittsboro, our 2018 The Quill State Champions!

Saturday, December 1 marked the 2018 State Finals of The Quill, the state writing competition for middle and high school students in North Carolina.  The event was hosted by Northwest Guilford High School and saw students answering prompts in Argumentation, Problem/Solution, Narrative (middle school), Creative Writing (high school), Informative/Explanatory (middle school), and Literary Analysis (high school).  

 In addition to the 90-minute on-demand writing session, students heard poet Barbara Presnell speak about her experiences as a writer.

 The following are our top ranked schools and individual winners in each event:

 High school

1- Northwood High School

2- Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy

3- NC School of Science and Mathematics

4- The Early College at Guilford

5- Wayne School of Engineering


Argumentation State Champion:  Bri Thompson of Atkins High School

Creative Writing State Champion: Sydney Maynor of NCSSM

Literary Analysis State Champion: Meera Butalia of Northwood High School

Problem/Solution State Champion: Ethan Cove of Northwood High School


Middle School

1- Hope Middle School

2- Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy

3 - Valley Springs Middle School

4 tie - Jay M Robinson Middle School

4 tie - Hanes Middle School


Argumentation State Champion: Victoria Clinger of Hanes Middle School

Narrative State Champion: Maddie Lloyd of Falls Lake Academy

Informative/Explanatory State Champion: Ian Branigan of Hope Middle School

Problem/Solution State Champion: Maylan Maxwell of Thomas Jefferson Classical


Congratulations to all participating schools and students for a wonderful job!