TJCA Students Named State Champions in Statewide Writing Competition

The North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities presented the eleventh State Finals of the state writing competition, The Quill, on Monday, November 16 at participating schools statewide. This year's event was presented in a modified fashion due to the pandemic. Eighteen schools qualified from Regionals to compete in the State Finals.
Four students from each team wrote from four different text type prompts. Submissions were scored and all results were presented via Facebook Live on November 23. The state champions were Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (High School - second consecutive year) of Rutherford County and Horton Middle School of Pittsboro. Thomas Jefferson students were Jennie Connor, Laurie Griffith, Katrina Shauf, and Maylan Maxwell. Horton students were Kyle Stinson, Jack Trigliano, Elizabeth Hall, and Lillian McFall.
Complete rankings are shown below:

High School:
1 - Thomas Jefferson Classical - 91.1
2 - Simon G Atkins - 91.0
3 - The Early College at Guilford - 80.5
4 - Northwest Cabarrus
5 - High Point Central
6 - Northwest Guilford
7 - Forsyth Country Day
8 - Gray Stone Day
9 - Discovery
10 - Myers Park