GCPS students advance to Young Georgia Authors state writing contest
We believe in our talented student writers! GCPS is sending 13 entries— one for each grade level, K-12—to the state’s Young Georgia Authors (YGA) writing contest this spring. In the district’s YGA competition this fall, grade-level winners were selected from among 264 submitted entries from 68 schools across the county. Previously, the submissions had been selected as winners in local-school contests. With a theme of “Believe in the Promise of Gwinnett,” students wrote about what they believe and why it is important to believe in others. Students also wrote of their dreams, the drive to fulfill their promise, and the important role education plays in students reaching their potential. Student winners attend Benefield ES, Parsons ES, Puckett’s Mill ES, Rosebud ES, Couch MS, Dacula MS, Jones MS, Archer HS, Meadowcreek HS, and GIVE Center West. Each student received a framed certificate and a Barnes & Noble gift card. The GCPS Foundation awarded $250 to four division winners from among the 13 grade-level representatives:
- K-2 Division: 1st grader Simon Cho from Parsons ES
- 3-5 Division: 3rd grader Brianna Nicole Ungur from Puckett's Mill ES
- 6-8 Division: 8th grader Kayla Park from Jones MS
- 9-12 Division: 12th grader Hunter Pores of GIVE Center West
Find more about the winning students in this news release, and read excerpts of their work by clicking each name below.
Prizes provided by the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Fund