Hall Schools’ Young Ga. Authors District Winners

The Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition (YGA), sponsored by the Georgia Council of Teachers of English, is open to students in grades kindergarten through 12. Student submissions can be short stories, poetry, essays, journals, personal narratives, reports, or other original student writing, and they are judged on the four domains in the Georgia Performance Standards: Ideas, organization, cohesiveness, and language.

Each of these students won their Hall County School District (HCSD) grade-level district competition and will now compete with grade-level winners from the 15 school systems in the Pioneer RESA Region: Banks, Dawson, Fannin, Franklin, Gainesville City, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Mountain Education Charter High School, Rabun Stephens, Towns, Union, and White County. Pioneer RESA will announce region winners in later this month..

Hall County Schools Young Georgia Authors District Finalists: 2023-2024


K Mt. Vernon Exploratory School – Calliope Wolf – My Trip to Disney

1 Riverbend Elementary School – Colton – Hulsey Germs

2 Lyman Hall Elementary School – Isabella Hernandez-Fajardo – I’m a Tree

3 Tadmore Elementary School – Bella Sayne – My Story of Cancer

4 Flowery Branch Elementary School – Maliyah Harper – The Forest of Ebony

5Mt. Vernon Exploratory School – Laney Hulsey – Dancing Leaves

6 World Language Middle School – Aliyah Pierce – I Believe in Candles

7 North Hall Middle School – Annalise Williams – Hunterman’s Pond

8 Cherokee Bluff Middle School – Ruby Shaughnessy – Love Is

9 Cherokee Bluff High School – Ansley Buday – Paralyzed to Professional

10 Cherokee Bluff High School – Josephine Marie Lundy The Edge

11 West Hall High School Gabriel Dimaggio – Adrift in The Winds of a Daffodil

12 Chestatee High School – Abby Allgood – The Diary of Fritz Ackermann