The 2019 Seminole Indian Literary Team, coached by Maribeth Burke, swept the competition at Monday’s Region 1A Literary meet, held at Bainbridge College. Seven schools in the region vied for the trophies in several events. “The dedication and work ethic of these kids astounds me. They came to win, and that is exactly what they did!”, says director Maribeth Burke.
Seminole County placed first in nine of the competition’s twelve events. Will Cobb placed first in Boys’ Solo, Quartet and Duo Interpretation. Dallan Heard placed first in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking, Quartet, and Duo Interpretation. Bailey Fields and Jordan Williams placed first in Quartet. Torie Lambert, Autumn Sherrer and Abigail Grantham placed first in Trio, and Abigail placed second in Girls’ Solo. Samantha McLendon and Bailey Dixon placed first in Argumentative and Rhetorical Essay, respectively. Radhika Patel placed second in Personal Essay. Will Pace placed first in International Extemporaneous Speaking. David Pollock and Caden Kearns placed first in oral interpretation, comedic and dramatic.
All of these students have advanced and will be heading to State Literary competition on March 16th, held on the Georgia Military College campus in Milledgeville.
Kneeling in photo, from left: Will Cobb, Jordan Williams; second row: Bailey Dixon, Torie Lambert, Bailey Fields, Abigail Grantham, Autumn Sherrer, Maribeth Burke, Radhika Patel; and back row, David Pollock, Samantha McLendon, Caden Kearns, Dallan Heard and Will Pace.