Williamson Co Students Win Big at Columbia State Competition

More than 320 high school students participated in Columbia State Community College’s annual High School Competition last month.

Students from 17 Middle Tennessee high schools competed in 18 different academic areas, including creative writing, vocal performance, algebra and sociology.

Since the 1980s, this competition focuses primarily on humanities disciplines but has added math components over the years.

“I enjoyed being surrounded by so much energy,” said Beverly Mitchell, professor of English. “It was obvious the students enjoyed representing their schools.”

Here is a list of Williamson County students who took home awards in their field:

  • Matthew Guardo of Fairview High—First place in U.S. Constitution
  • Megan Clark of Fairview High–First place in Essay
  • Eboni Perkins of Spring Hill High–First place in Vocal Performance
  • Fernando Cano of Fairview High School–Third place in Intermediate Spanish Translation
  • Josh Flake of Fairview High School–Second place in Piano Performance
  • Benjamin Gregory of Fairview High–First place in Extemporaneous Speech
  • Carlo Quintanilla of Fairview High–Third place in Extemporaneous Speech
  • Drake Boore of Fairview High–First place in World Geography
  • Devin Heard of Fairview High–Third place in World Geography
  • James Grayson of Fairview High–Second place in Algebra II & Third place in Trigonometry
  • Skylyr Hawkins of Fairview High–First place in Creative Writing–Impromptu Fiction
  • Anna Shipley of Spring Hill High–Second place in Creative Writing–Impromptu Fiction
  • Anastasia Serafino of Middle College High–First place in Creative Writing–Impromptu Poetry
  • Mariah Mims of Spring Hill High–Second place in Creative Writing–Impromptu Poetry
  • Grace Cadle of Middle College High–Third place in Creative Writing–Impromptu Poetry
  • Juliet Lang of Fairview High–First place in Oral Interpretation
  • Taylor Johnson of Fairview High–Third place in Sociology

Pictured above from left to right:  First place winner, Skylyr Hawkins of Fairview High School; second place winner, Anna Shipley of Spring Hill High School; and third place winner, Kendell Hardison of Columbia Academy in the Creative Writing–Impromptu Fiction competition.

 

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Andrea has always loved the written word. She holds a B.A. in Journalism and a Masters in Creative Writing, both from Belmont University. Both sides of her family have lived in Williamson County for generations, so writing for Williamson Source is the perfect fit. She loves to hear stories of what Williamson County was like when her parents and grandparents were young and to write about this ever evolving county is truly special for her.