OCCHS student claims win in short story competition
Posted: Friday, June 1, 2012 6:00 pm
The Messenger 06.01.12
An Obion County Central High School student took top honors recently in Gibson Electric Membership Corp.’s 2012 Washington Youth Tour Short Story Contest.
Sara Tittle was chosen as Gibson EMC’s overall winner.
She earned $100 in cash and an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., on the Rural Electric Youth Tour in June.
More than 1,000 high school juniors in this area were given an opportunity to compete in the contest.
Five other students wrote stories that earned them expense-paid spots on the Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington. They include Zachary Cole and Amy Jenkins, both of Crockett County High School; Dantavius Swift of Lake County High School; Erin Noel of South Gibson County High School; and Morgan Walker of Dyer County High School. Anna Watson of Crockett County High School also won the trip, but she will be unable to attend due to a prior commitment.
In addition, five high school students won $500 scholarships at Gibson EMC’s annual meeting in March. Their names were drawn from a pool of students who wrote short stories meeting eligibility requirements for Gibson EMC’s Washington Youth Tour Short Story Contest.
Winning scholarships were Jordan Martin of Obion County Central High School; Lauren Bohannon of Dyer County High School; Jonathon Leland of Lake County High School; Eli McCaig of Gibson County High School; and Chelsea Summerlin of Crockett County High School.
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