MCHS takes region literary title
Morgan County High School hosted the Region 7—AA Literary Championships this past weekend and won their first ever region title.
The Bulldogs had seven first—place finishes in the competition. Leading the way was junior Sam Scott, who finished first—place finishes in spelling and in essay. Hunter Richards also placed first, finishing atop of the extemporaneous speaking competition while also finishing second in dramatic interpretation.
Anna Claire Davis placed first in the dramatic interpretation while also earning a second—place finish in the trio singing competition, combining with Christina Mitchell and Alicia Stephens for the trio award. Philip Hendrix followed in Davis’ footsteps, but Hendrix finished second in solo and first with Kris Owensby, Daniel Francis and Michael Lindsey in the quartet competition.
"Literary is as exciting as any contest we do," Principal Andrew Ainslie said. "We have a lot of talent here and everyone stepped forward. I am excited for us to win another region championship."
Rounding out the scorers for Morgan County were Stephens, who earned a third—place finish in solo and Binky Compere, who finished fourth in extemporaneous speaking. The MCHS Literary Team won the title with 66 points, two points ahead of Monticello. Events were scored with seven points going to the first—place finishes, five for second, three points for third place and one point for fourth place.
The first—place finishers advance to the state competition which will be held this weekend at Warner Robins.