In order above:
Front row, left to right: Maggie Auton (5th), Alana Hamby (4th), Kyre Gleaton (3rd), Joshua Kirby (2nd), Brandon Trivette (1st), Kendal Henline (Merit)
Back row, left to right: Lyndsi Pointer (Merit), Griffin Dilsaver (Merit), Brian Fox (Merit), Andy Kincaid (Merit), Hannah Dotson (Merit), Hannah Grant (Merit), Bryson Penley (Merit)
Twenty-seven middle school students in grades 6-8 recited classic/famous poetry in the 8th Annual Recitation Competition, sponsored by the Caldwell Arts Council and the Caldwell County School System.
Students were expected to memorize and recite a classic or famous poem two and a half to three minutes in length to participate in the countywide event.
Top finishers this year were:
1st Place Brandon Trivette, 8th Grade, Hudson Middle School
2nd Place Joshua Kirby, 6th Grade, Heritage Christian School
3rd Place Kyre Gleaton, 8th Grade, Happy Valley School
4th Place Alana Hamby, 7th Grade, Heritage Christian School
5th Place Maggie Auton, 6th Grade, Oak Hill School
Merit Award Andy Kincaid, 8th Grade, Heritage Christian School
Merit Award Brian Fox, 8th Grade, William Lenoir Middle School
Merit Award Bryson Penley, 8th Grade, Hudson Middle School
Merit Award Griffin Dilsaver, 7th Grade, William Lenoir Middle School
Merit Award Hannah Dotson, 6th Grade, Oak Hill School
Merit Award Hannah Grant, 7th Grade, Granite Falls Middle School
Merit Award Kendal Henline, 6th Grade, Gamewell Middle School
Merit Award Lyndsi Pointer, 8th Grade, Gamewell Middle School
All these students received cash awards.