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Creative Writer Winners Honored

(Last Updated On: March 7, 2023)

The winners of the Carrollton Writers Guild/Center for the Arts High School Creative Writing Contest were honored at a luncheon on March 7. The annual competition features local literary artists in grades 9 – 12 that write poetry and short stories. The contest was funded by the Fulford Foundation, Carrollton Writer’s Guild and Jill Duncan, State Farm Insurance.

2023 Winners:

Poetry Category –

Kieran Kelly – Carrollton Civic Women’s Club Award (Eleventh Grade, Carrollton High School)

Abigail Cihla – First Place Poetry (Ninth Grade, Bowdon High School)

Molly Astin – Second Place Poetry (Eleventh Grade, Bowdon High School)

Jasmine Storm White – Third Place Poetry (Twelfth Grade, Bowdon High School)

Prose Category –

Kai McMichael – Carrollton Writers Guild Award (Tenth Grade, Central High School)

Leila Chambers First Place Prose (Eleventh Grade, Bowdon High School)

Caleb Morse – Second Place (Twelfth Grade, Mount Zion High School)

Reyna Henderson – Third Place (Ninth Grade, Bowdon High School)

Since 1989, the contest has become a significant event for high school students. Now in its thirty-second year, the High School Creative Writing Contest continues to reward and encourage the significant writing talent of the county’s young authors and celebrate their artistic accomplishments.