YGA 2023

The prestigious Young Georgia Authors (YGA) Writing Competition has been engaging Georgia public school students in grades K-12 for more than two decades. YGA encourages students to develop enthusiasm for and expertise in their individual writing. The competition provides a context to celebrate independent writing successes and to recognize student achievement in arts and academics. YGA is sponsored by the Georgia Language Arts Supervisors and the Georgia RESA Network with support from the Georgia Department of Education.

Students in Dooly County Schools who have earned first place in the district writing contest will now compete at the regional level amongst school systems within the Chattahoochee-Flint RESA and then, possibly advance to the state level. Gifted Coordinator, Angie Brannen, works directly with these astounding scholars. Dooly County School System's excellent writers earning first place in the district for their original writings are the following:

K- Chavious Henry
1st- Nivea Taylor
2nd- John Beasley
3rd- Miracle Cobb
4th- Charly Reeves
5th- Axel Monrreal
6th- Tatiana Mathis
7th- Lynnorris Thomas, Jr.
8th- Claudia Lofton
9th- Kaleb Green
10th- Summer Kovacs
11th- Eden Bodge
12th- Kaitlyn Joiner

Join us in congratulating all of these scholars for their notable achievements! Contestants' writings will be scored at the regional level between February 23 and March 23, 2023, and state level entries will be scored after March 23, 2023.