Five DEA students compete at region literary event, three advance to state-level


On Tuesday, March 1, five David Emanuel Academy (DEA) students traveled to Mikado Baptist Church in Macon to compete against other regional youth in the GAPPS Literary Competition. DEA students that participated in the competition were Emma Taylor, Spelling; Peyton Free, Personal Essay; Ann Carol Daniel, Argumentative Essay; Emmi LaiTyam, U.S. Extemporaneous Speaking and International Extemporaneous Speaking; and Ben Bennett, Humorous Interpretation.

Daniel placed third in her division; Free and Bennett both placed second in their divisions, respectfully; and LaiTyam made placement in both extemporaneous speaking divisions, placing second in U.S. and third in International.

By placing second or higher in region competitions, Free, LaiTyam and Bennett moved on to compete in the state-level competition, also held in Macon, on March 11. Results from the state competition are as follows:

Free, First Place State Champion – Personal Essay; and LaiTyam, Third Place – U.S. Extemporaneous Speaking.


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