Pinewood literary team achieves region runner-up title

By: Erica Wasson, PCA sophomore

 The Pinewood Literary team recently traveled to Brewton-Parker College to compete in the regional literary competition. They competed in multiple categories, including writing, speaking, and singing. The team achieved the title of region-runner up, and will proceed to compete at the state level at Gordon State College on March 19.

Pinewood takes much pride in their literary team, and Stephanie Largent, a literary sponsor, commented, “PCA’s literary team had much success at the Region Literary competition. The students who competed did a fantastic job of not only striving to do their best in their area, but also supporting their teammates at all events. The students’ hard work and dedication to their events showed in how they performed and I wish these students the best of luck as they travel and compete in the State Literary competition.”

PCA had multiple first place finishers, with Grace Rogers winning in impromptu speaking, Abby McDonald winning humorous oral interpretation, Laci Stone in personal essay, Grace Rogers and Hailey Jarriel in duo oral interpretation, and Priscilla Dillon in treble solo. Pinewood’s second place finishers were Elysia Coughlin in dramatic oral interpretation, Caroline DeLoach in argumentative essay, and Jena Hales in extemporaneous speaking. The two girls who finished in third place were Ella Johns, who competed in spelling, and Haleigh McWilliams, who competed in rhetorical essay. These intelligent girls worked hard to achieve these spots and the top two finishers advance to compete at state soon. Grace Rogers, a PCA senior, said, “At the competition we were able to see all of our hard work pay off. Everyone did amazing, and they all performed to the best of their abilities. I can’t wait to watch everyone succeed at state!”