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Literary team brings home awards, looks forward to state competition

The literary team at First Presbyterian Christian Academy competed March 6 against Citizens Christian Academy, Memorial Day School and Robert Toombs Christian Academy in the GISA AA Regional Literary Competition, which focuses on academics and performing arts.

First Presbyterian Christian Academy swept the essay competition with sophomore Kaylin Christensen winning first place in Personal Essay, sophomore Ali Dye winning first place for Argumentative Essay and senior Byron Padgett winning first place in Rhetorical Essay for the second time.

This is the first year that Christensen and Dye have participated in this event.  All three essayists move on to compete at the State Literary Competition.

Dye also won first place in Piano performance, an event that she also won at last year’s regional competition. She will go on to compete at State.

The Girls Trio, freshman Elizabeth Cook, sophomore Amber Padgett and sophomore Gia Sabalboro, placed third. Padgett placed third as the Girls Vocal Soloist.

Junior Haley Stuart and senior Jelissa Estrada placed second in Duo Interpretation, and Padgett placed second in Humorous Interpretation.

Stuart, Estrada and Padgett move on to compete at state, as well. 

Additionally, freshman Breanna Finif placed third in Dramatic Interpretation, and Sabalboro placed third in both Spelling and Impromptu Speaking.

The literary team is mentored by Stephen Padgett.

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